Bobbie Jean McQueen

Published 8:49 am Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bobbie Jean McQueen, 81, was delivered to her heavenly home on Sunday, July 24 2016. A resident of the Blackbottom Community for several decades, Bobbie Jean had lived the past seven years in Room 18A at Hermitage Health Care where she spent many hours traveling the halls, praying with the residents and staff and spreading the love of the Lord.
Bobbie Jean attended the Bible Church, Johnson City, Tenn., for several years and was of the Pentecostal Faith. A native of Unicoi County, she was a homemaker, loved “Little House on the Prairie” and Disney’s “Old Yeller” and rejoiced in taking care of those around her.
A daughter of the late Bessie Laughren and Jess Winters, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lee McQueen, a granddaughter, Victoria Faith McQueen, her son, Edward Gilbert, Jr., her “Prayer Warrior” sisters, Willie Norris, Elva Lee Harrell, Etta Sue McCourt, Berdie Winters and Pauline Tester.
Survivors of Kenneth and Jean, include sons, Randy and Nona McQueen, Danny and Annie McQueen, David and Shelby McQueen, all of Elizabethton, and Bobbie Jean’s son, Larry and wife, Sydney Gilbert, Johnson City. Also, another twin son and daughter of Bobbie Jean, Billy Harrell and Betty Arrowood, who were adopted by her sister Elva Lee.
Surviving grandchildren include, Brandi, Julie, Brandon, Alexandria, Katarina, Izabella and a host of extended grandchildren and great-grandchildren, special friends and family.
Friends may visit at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, David and Shelby McQueen, 818 Ash Street, Elizabethton.
A graveside service will be conducted for Bobbie Jean McQueen on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tennessee with The Cox Family officiating. Music will also be under the direction of the Cox Family. Active pallbearers will be Pete Taylor, Jason Taylor, Robert “Bob” Potter, Hugh Thomason and Steve Estep. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet the family at the cemetery at 1:35 p.m. on Wednesday. The McQueens wish to extend a blessing to the residents and staff of Hermitage Health Care, the Caris hospice staff and Dr. Robert Walter for all the loving and dedicated care and prayers provided to Bobbie Jean and her family. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website:
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the McQueen family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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