Frank Boyd "Pete" (Sweet Pea) Mallory Sr.
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Frank Boyd "Pete" (Sweet Pea) Mallory Sr.

Knoxville - Frank Boyd "Pete" (Sweet Pea) Mallory Sr., age, 86, of Knoxville, TN was called home to be with the Lord, Thursday, May 14, 2020. He was a devoted provider and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was very supportive and caring to his entire family, friends and community. Frank was a member of Bethel AME Church, graduated in 1953 from Austin High School, attended Mississippi State and Tennessee State University, served in the U. S. Army from 1954-56, and a retiree from the U. S. Postal Service in 1988 of 35 years.

Frank "Pete" is preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Lelia Murphy-Mallory, parents the late Samson (Annie-Nichols) Mallory, brothers, Samson "June"(Vicki Reid) Mallory Jr., William R. (Hattie) Maddox, sisters, Dorothy "Dot" (Samuel R.) Mallory-Whitman and Ethel (James) Mallory-Bradley.

Frank "Pete" leaves to cherish his memories; very loving, exceptional devoted caregiver and daughter, Sharon Mallory, loving daughter, Michele (Allen) Mallory-Moore; loving son and name sake, Frank (Whitney) Boyd Mallory Jr.; grandchildren, Emory (Crystal) Quince, Brittany Quince, Samson Quince, Destiny (Justin) Coleman, Shaneeka Relford, Alex Stenson, Sean and Dominique Honeycutt, Mauricia Lanxter, Allen Moore, Jr., and Dejuan (Amanda) Gilchrist, Allison ,Brooke Mallory and Mason Moore, all of Knoxville; (10) great-grandchildren, other family members to include: Terrell, Lewis, Roberts, Stamps, Battle, Murphy, Grice; devoted cousins to include: Frank Terrell, Rosa Lewis and James Mallory; special friends to include, Emlera (Manfred) Quince, Ernest McDuffy, Robert (Bob) Booker, Mary Wells, Ora Jean Chandler, Caron Boatwright, Zack Flack, Roberta Martin and Brandon Hickey all of Knoxville, a host of many loving and devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. A special thanks to the staff of the University of Tennessee Internal Medicine, Urology, Home Health and Occupational and Physical Therapy.

Open visitation, Saturday, May 23, 2020, 10:00 - 8:00 p.m., Jarnigan Chapel. Graveside Services, Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, TN. Presiding pastor, Lee Russell Brown, special words Rev. Michael D. Broadnax, of Nashville, TN, and eulogy from Rev. Marty Koontz of Knoxville, TN.

Special thanks to, U. T. Home Health, University of Tennessee Urologist and University of Tennessee Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee Occupational and Physical Therapy.

Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from May 20 to May 22, 2020.
10:00 - 08:00 PM
Graveside service
03:00 PM
Sherwood Memorial Gardens
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May 26, 2020
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

By Lamaretta Simmons
Anthony (Tony) Waters
May 26, 2020
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
Helen Waters & Family
May 24, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Sharon, Michelle, Frank Jr. and family. We just learned of your dad's passing and we are praying a prayer of comfort for you all.
Love you all,
Darryl and Sissy Harshaw
May 23, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Ronnie and Janice, Rodney, Lisa and Family, Randal, Kandis and Family Chatman
May 23, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
May 23, 2020
Sending condolences from Theodore and Brenda Chandler.
Brenda Chandler
May 23, 2020
To my dear family of cousin Pete, you have my deepest sympathy and prayers for your strength. Remember God only wants the best and cousin Pete is definitely one of the best. Weeping may endure for a night but Joy will come in the morning. Love you all.
Cecelia Woods
May 22, 2020
Sharon and family sorry to hear of Mr Pete passing .We will keep you and your family in pray. If you need any thing let me know....Barbara and Hiawatha
Barbara Holt
May 22, 2020
To the family Mr Mallory was a very kind man and a great such a beautiful spirit he will be missed greatly missed in this coummity r. I. Brother Pete
larry Wynn
May 22, 2020
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Tamonya Murphy
May 22, 2020
I always enjoyed working with Pete at the post office. He was always such a nice man. My condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jennifer Wolbach
May 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
LaMel & Laretta Harrison
May 22, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
douglas chandler
May 22, 2020
Oh Sharon, my dear sweet friend, I just found out and my heart so breaks for you. I know this will leave such a void, such an empty space in your heart, but I know with your faith, family and friends you will be surrounded by comfort and love!!! You were the absolute best daughter a parent could have ever wanted or had!!! And I know the Lord will bless you and give you strength and comfort!!! And to Michelle, Destiny, Emory and all the other family members that I don't know quite as well, I pray for peace and comfort in the days ahead. Be thankful in knowing that 2 of the most loved people in your lives are back together again!!! I'm sure she was standing at the gate waiting on him!!!! I love you girl! Remember I'm here if there is anything at all you may need!!!
Marsha Perlingiero
May 22, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family in your time of grief.
Stacy Littlejohn McCall
May 22, 2020
My prayers are with you Sharon and Michelle and your entire family. Pete was such a nice man. I loved running into him at the store and talking to him, we talked about Lelia often. He will be missed.
Laurie Mack
May 22, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Marvin Kemp
May 22, 2020
He was truly a Christian and loved people! Thank you for welcoming me to your family! RIP Mr. Mallory and my deepest condolences to all the family!
Elijah Eddie Drake
May 21, 2020
He will be missed. A remarkable man, indeed! And quite the story teller. My life was blessed by knowing him,Courtney George
May 21, 2020
May we extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Frank Pete Mallory. May God bless, comfort and keep all family members and friends.
Lillian A West-Collins and daughter, Madelyn A Collins and Family
Lillian West-Collins
May 21, 2020
To Pete Mallory's Family,My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I remember Pete and Lelia being so loving and caring for their family. Pete never knew a stranger. I know he will be missed by everyone he touched. Now, he and Lelia are together watching over all of you so lovingly, until we are all together again.

Hearts and Prayers
April Stribling
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