Margery Gladys (Stout) Church
Published 3:56 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Margery Gladys (Stout) Church of Johnson City, Tenn., formerly of the Poga Community of Butler, Tenn., passed away peacefully at Ivy Hall Nursing Home on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, to spend her Valentine’s Day with her beloved husband, Allen, at the age of 93. Margie was born in the Elk Mills Community to the late William Haskell and Lona Andes Stout. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Allen Chester Church; two brothers, William Haskell Stout Jr. and Ray Stout; and five sisters, Dorothy Stout, Dee Tucker, Joy Pennington, Jean Miller and Sandra Miller.
Margery loved children and teaching them was a natural born talent for her. She had worked at Elk Mills School for three years as a cook and retired from Little Milligan School where she worked as a teacher’s aide for 17 years. Many beautiful relationships with the teachers and children were forged at those schools and those student’s cherished memories will always include Margery. She was a member of Beech Mountain Baptist Church and loved her church family and most of all being a servant of the Lord. Margery had been a farmer her entire life and loved gardening in her flowers and vegetables and reading. She was a beautiful, kind and meek soul and will be deeply missed by everyone that knew her because her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Those left to cherish her legacy include her son, Michael Church of Johnson City; her daughter, Sherry Church Lewis of Wilmington, N.C.; her grandchildren, Stephanie Lewis, Miranda (Shawn) Wulf, India Lewis and Chase Lewis; one great-granddaughter, Aria Wulf; two great-grandsons, Tristan and Cameron; and a brother, Donnie Stout. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A celebration of Margery’s life will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, February 17, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton with Mr. Donnie Cable, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Margery will be laid to rest with her husband in the Mountain Home National Cemetery at a later time. Evan Plummer and Gary Guy will serve as honorary pallbearers. Words of comfort can be sent to the Church family through our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel, 211 North Riverside, Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 542-2232, is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Margery Gladys (Stout) Church.