Velma Stanley Jeffries (Sign Guestbook)

Jeffries, Velma Stanley, age 79 of Knoxville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 22, 2019 surrounded by family after a prolonged illness.

Coming from a large extended family she is preceded in death by parents, James H and Ester Stanley; sisters, Louise, Barbara, Jean, Glynis, Selma, Phyllis; brothers, Dennis, James, and numerous step siblings. Survived by Husband, Richard (Bo) Jeffries; daughters, Renee Arnwine, Meritha Arnwine, Shannon (Tony) Wright; Stepsons, Richard and Chris; step daughters, Elaina and Tabbie; Grandchildren, Joseph (Becky), Amy (Matt), Michael (Marissa), Lexi (Chris), as well as step grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and beloved cat, Petey. She spent her life unselfishly caring for others as this was her sole vocation in life. Dedicated to her family and home, her love never fell short. She will forever be in our hearts and celebrated.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and service to follow with Randy Gaut officiating. A graveside service will be 11:00am, Friday, April 26, 2019 at Pine Hill Cemetery in Oneida. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Jeffries family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

9 guestbook entries for “Velma Stanley Jeffries”:

  1. Jann Lewis says:

    Shannon, and family love you and my prayers are with you.

  2. Cecilia Oaks says:

    Beautiful lady Inside and out!! She wore her smile all the time, for everyone to enjoy!! Even when she was sick she had that precious smile.. She will be missed. Shannon you did an amazing job making sure she had everything she wanted or needed. You made it look effortless day in and day out. I know you didn’t think anything about it because you did it out of love and respect for your Mom!! Bo will be lost without her, he was so patient sitting there with her not wanting to leave the room. Players for all the family!! Love you.

  3. Chase,Ashton,Drew and Kristen Mack says:

    Sending lots of love and prayers. Love you guys.

  4. Hamlet says:

    Shannon, we are so sorry for your loss.
    Dennis and i are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  5. Becky Miller says:

    She was definitely one in a million when it came to being a great woman. I’m glad I got the chance to know her.

  6. Linda Sharp says:

    Missy,Renee, Shannon and all so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing! Praying for you all!

  7. Amy Bianco says:

    Sending you deepest condolences on the loss of your dear mother. I hope she is reuniting with the rest of the Stanley Clan.
    We know how sad you must feel, and are praying for all the family.
    Love, cousin Amy in New Mexico.

  8. Joy Austin says:

    Praying for the family. and friends. Someone who is/ was determined. to think care for everyone else. Loyalty, we don’t see that much of today. She is at peace and love. This type of love is neverending. May God comfort you in this time of greif

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