Mary Grace Ellis Greer

Published 4:23 pm Monday, October 21, 2019

Mary Grace Ellis Greer, age 94, of Cookeville, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, October 18, 2019 from the NHC Healthcare in Cookeville. Mary was born in Roan Mountain, Tennessee to the late Richard and Hattie Mae Julian Ellis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Fred James Greer; her daughter, Brenda Gail Oakley; a son-in-law, Jim Oakley; and three brothers, Dick Ellis, Jack Ellis and Carroll Ellis.

Mary was a homemaker and was a member of Algood United Methodist Church. She was an avid quilter, gardener, reader and loved to spend time with her family.

Those left to cherish her memory include three sons, William Richard Greer and wife Janna, of Cookeville, David Lewis Greer and wife Denise, of Dunlap, TN, and James Bert Greer and wife Kim, of Cookeville; two daughters, Catherine Grace White and husband Michael, of Lebanon, TN and Rebecca Sue Greer, of Cookeville; ten grandchildren, Patricia Shoulders and husband Brad, Kelly VanHoven and husband Pete, Scott Oakley, Jason Oakley and wife McKenzie, Robert Greer, Jonathan Greer and wife Kara, Natalie Lutz and husband Philip, Brittany Johnson and husband Mark, Beth Greer and Elijah Greer; twelve great grandchildren; three brothers, Warren Ellis and wife Barbara, Glen Ellis and Robert Ellis and wife Barbara.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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A service to honor the life of Mary Grace Ellis Greer will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton with Brother Albert Willis, officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Tuesday.

The graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in the Greer Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 10:00 AM on Wednesday to go in procession.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2319 Browns Mill Road, Johnson City, TN 37604 or to the charity of their choice.

Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,

Mary Grace Greer and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information and obituary line, 423-543-4917.