Mary Esther Nave
Published 3:35 pm Thursday, December 9, 2021
Mary Esther Nave, 84, Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from COVID Pneumonia. She was born and raised in the Valley Forge Community off Long Hollow Road. She was the daughter of the late Coy Nave Sr. and Minnie Little Nave.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Blanche Dolan, Vorita Hodge and Pansy Taylor; two brothers, Coy Nave Jr. and Harold Lee Nave; one very special nephew, Joey Nave; and one niece, Melissa Richardson.
Mary was a retired CNA and cook in the health care field. She was single all her life but was a mother and friend to many, especially to her family and friends. She loved to clean, garden and cook. She will be greatly missed.
Mary was a member of Zion Baptist Church.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; a sister-in-law, Farris Nave; and a very special friend, Jerry Maupin. She is also survived by her special Fury Friend, Molly. Mary also is survived by her special friends, Jimmy Vanhorn, Elaine Brumitt, Lisa and DA Bowers and Family, Bill and Margaret Dolan and Mary Roberts, Rachel Laws, Bryson Laws and Brianna Hoyle Jenkins.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 11, in the McKinney Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Richardson and the Rev. Sherrell Nave officiating. Music will be provided by Patti Whitson. Active pallbearers, who are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, will be Mike McKinney, Brad Whitson, Bryson Laws, Davon Jarrett, Hunter Nave, Joshua Nave and Travis Brumit. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Nave, Dwayne Forbes, Bill Dolan and DA Bowers. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Nave family.