MCABEE, VELMA MARIE - age 93 of Harriman went to be with the Lord Saturday June 28, 2014 at Roane Medical Center. She was a long time member of Trenton Street Baptist Church having been active since 1946 in the Church & Music Ministry. She worked as a teachers aide for 8 years in the school system and 10 years at the Adult Learning Center. Preceded in death by her husband J. Nelson McAbee; parents Fred & Olivia Jones; 1 brother; 4 sisters; and 1 great grandson Jonathan Cope. She was an avid fan of all University of Tennessee sports programs especially the football team. Survivors: daughter, Jennifer Reed & husband Charles of Harriman; son, Ronald McAbee & wife Ava of Harriman; 10 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. Funeral 7:00 PM Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Tony Boswell officiating. Interment 3:00 PM Wednesday at Guilford Memorial Park in Greensboro, NC. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00 PM Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Music Ministry of Trenton Street Baptist Church. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com
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Kyker Funeral Homes
430 Morgan Avenue Harriman, TN 37748
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on July 1, 2014