Our mother, Vantha Nakhonexay, was the greatest mom any of us could ever ask for. On January 2, 2021, we have lost our rock, but have gained one great, beautiful angel who will always watch over us from heaven. Mom was 84, born on April 6, 1936. She loved and married our father, Inthong Nakhonexay, and lived in Vienetiane, Laos. The family immigrated to the US in 1980. Her husband, Inthong, passed away in 1984.
She is survived by her children, Bunlang Khonsai (eldest in Thailand), Duanmala, Douangmalay, Douangchay, Douangkeo, Douangkeovilay, Lakeo, and Thavone. Mom has ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren in the US, more in Thailand. She was a strong, big hearted, family loving, a giver, a fighter, a survivor, and many, many more. Mom was always there for anyone needing her wisdom. She gave all of us the best advice, love and memories for our lifetime. Though she is no longer with us, she is in our hearts forever and always. Rest In Peace mom/grandma, your memories will be cherished forever.
Thank you to all the medical staffs, doctors, and nurses at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Thank you to Tetrick Funeral Home for working with us to make this service possible during this pandemic time.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 8, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. 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. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Nakhonexay family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.