Corvana Lynn Sheppard Grindstaff
On December 20, 2020, Corvana Lynn Sheppard Grindstaff, 65, of Elizabethton, went to be with the Lord at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth “Kenny” W. Grindstaff in 2008, of Elizabethton; her daughter, Hillary Rachael Grindstaff in 1979, of Elizabethton; her mother, Ruby B. Wilson Sheppard in 2009, of Elizabethton; her father, Hilliard G. Sheppard in 1989, of Elizabethton; one brother, William B. Sheppard in 2013, of Elizabethton; one sister, Elizabeth A. Sheppard Ahmed in 2018, of Johnson City; and one sister, Claudia J. Sheppard Tolejko in 2006, of Elizabethton.
Those left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Madison L. Grindstaff, of the home; two sisters, Brenda C. Rogers of Elizabethton and Lydia A. Turner of Elizabethton; one sister-in-law, Sharon F. Sheppard of Elizabethton; one brother-in-law, John Tolejko of Elizabethton; and special friends, Elizabeth Holcombe and family of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Corvana retired from Patient Accounts at Ballad Health after 40 years of service, where she enjoyed working with her coworkers. She was a loyal and hardworking mother. Also the kindest and most caring friend anyone could ever know. Her loving responses to them were “Hello My Darling” and “I Love You More.”
The family will have a private graveside service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID guidelines. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN 37601; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or March For a Cure, One Penn Plaza Suite 6232, New York, NY 10119. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Grindstaff family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.