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Wilma Joyce (Sexton) Chitwood

April 14, 1937 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Wilma Joyce Chitwood Obituary

Wilma Joyce Sexton Chitwood, age 86, of Powell, TN, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville, TN.  Born April 14, 1937, in Scott County, TN, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Zettie Yancey Sexton.

Joyce was a member of Temple Baptist Church for 38 years and Solway Baptist Church for 20 years.  Joyce served as a Sunday School teacher with her husband, Eugene, as well as in the bus ministry. She was active in church visitations and was a long-standing member of the choir. She married the love of her life, Eugene, on July 3, 1953. They enjoyed 59 wonderful years together. Joyce was a homemaker her whole life and devoted her time to her children and grandchildren. She was a loving and supportive mother, and she will be missed by all of her children, especially her only daughter, Melissa.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her beloved husband:  Eugene Chitwood; parents:  Frank and Zettie Sexton; grandson:  James Stephen Chitwood; in-laws:  Reuben and Elsie Thompson Chitwood; siblings:  Rema Sexton Watters, Reba Sexton Thompson, Gurnell Sexton, and James Franklin Sexton Jr.; daughter-in-law, Robin Chitwood.

Joyce is survived by her children:  Gregory Eugene Chitwood, James Steven Chitwood and wife Debbie; Melissa Joyce Chitwood Young and husband, Patrick,; grandchildren:  Matthew Eugene Chitwood and wife Crystal, Amanda Renee Smith and husband Roy, Andrew Benjamin Chitwood and wife Dominique, Candice Marie Chitwood, Willow Noel Young, Piper Arielle Young, and very special granddaughter:  Chloe Alexa Young; several great grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. The family  would like to thank the staff of Fort Sanders Hospital for taking wonderful care of our mother.

Friends may visit with the Chitwood family on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. David Rosser officiating.

Committal service will follow in the Sexton Memorial Cemetery. 

Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Wilma Joyce Sexton Chitwood.

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