Elizabeth Hammitt Kemp

Published 3:37 pm Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Elizabeth Hammitt Kemp, 82, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Life Care of Elizabethton. Elizabeth was born in Washington County to the late Quincey Taylor Hammitt “Jack” and Eva Stella Johns Hammitt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Watson Kemp Jr.
Elizabeth enjoyed reading, word searches and watching soap operas.
Those left to cherish her memories include her sons, Gary Kemp and wife Jill of Elizabethton and Johnny Kemp and wife Joyce of Bristol, Va.; five grandchildren, Kevin Kemp, Kurt Kemp (Cara), Destiny Kemp, Johnna Russell and Dalton Massey; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack Wayne Hammitt (Kat) of South Carolina; and sisters, Ruby Dean Rasnick of North Carolina and Susan June Rasnick (Steve) of Florida. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate the life of Elizabeth Kemp will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, April 30, in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Richard Thomason, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by Mrs. Kathy Thomason. The family will receive friends from 5 until 6 p.m. Friday, prior to the funeral service. Those wishing to view the livestream may visit www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary. Under her obituary you will find a link to the One Room Livestream. Simply click on the link, and you will be directed to the service. The graveside service will held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Pearl Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Amedysis Hospice staff for the love and care given to Elizabeth during her illness. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Kemp family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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