Marilyn Thompson Dempster
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Marilyn Thompson Dempster

Maryville - Marilyn Thompson Dempster - age 74, found her way home November 17, 2020 surrounded by her beloved daughter and dear pets.

She was a faithful Christian and was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Mary Douglas Brown, and Samuel and Georgia Brooks Thompson; parents, Roscoe and Marie Brown Thompson; husband of 42 years, Stephen James Dempster; and little sister, Brenda Carolyn Thompson.

Survivors: loving daughter, Shana Dempster Patty; adopted son, Jordan Michael Dempster; aunts, Muriel (Clayton) Brewer, Shirley Norman, and Irene Stratton; and numerous cousins. She also leaves behind special friends to cherish her memory, Shelba Miller, Maybelle Medlin, and Lori Zerick.

She was a member of Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle, a graduate of Fulton High School, and a graduate of Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee. She was employed by Tennessee Mill and Mine where she met her future husband, Stephen, and UT Medical Center. White at UT, she was the official photographer of newborns.

Friends may call at their convenience from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.

The family and friends will meet 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a graveside service and interment at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Tony Greene officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle, 2439 East Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, 2020.
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