ERWIN — Mrs. Margaret Evelyn Vines passed away at the Center for Aging and Health in Erwin, TN, on Sunday, April 15, 2012.
Mrs. Vines was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late Joseph S. Britt and Ida Rebecca Hayes Britt. She was born February 25, 1925.
Mrs. Vines was a homemaker and pastor’s wife for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Lawrence Van Britt; her husband, Rev. Brownlow Vines, in 2003.
She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Vines, of Jonesborough; a son, Charles E. Vines (Glenda), of Johnson City; her sister, Betty Wiseman-Moore (Roy), of Johnson City; three granddaughters, Niki Garland (Danny), of Knoxville, Kristi Vines, of Jonesborough, Christina Vines, of Church Hill; and a step-grandson, Josh Salyers, of Church Hill. Mrs. Vines is also survived by three great-grandchildren who gave her such pleasure: Lauren and Gabe Vinson, of Knoxville, and Holden Vines Leonard, of Jonesborough.
Mrs. Vines was the most loving wife, mother, and homemaker. We are thankful for the godly example and her Christian teaching to all her family, including two foster sons. Her influence lives with us today.
Mrs. Vines was an anatomical gift donor to the Quillen-Dishner Medical School at ETSU. A private memorial to honor her life will take place at a later date.
The family wishes to express our gratitude to the very fine care given to Mrs. Vines by Amedysis Hospice professionals, the Legacy agency employees and to the Center on Aging and Health. Their loving and gracious employees were a blessing. Special thanks to Wanda and Kevin Cotton and Sharon and Tommy France for their generosity of time and love during Mrs. Vines’ illness.
Courtesy of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services 3001 Peoples Street Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 610-7171