Mrs. Edna Mae Coffman Tate, 78, of Johnson City, went home to be with her Jesus, Friday, May 4, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Johnson City, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Tennie Mae Miller Coffman. Edna was a member of Rich Acres Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Tate Sr.; sister, Louise Greene; and brother, Frank Coffman.
She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Smith-Martin and husband, Daniel, and Sue Jones and husband, Randy, all of Johnson City; two sons, Joe Tate and wife, Jo Anna, and Carson Tate and wife, Debbie, all of Jonesborough; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; three brothers, Samuel Coffman, Sherman Coffman, both of Baltimore, Maryland, and Ralph Coffman, of Johnson City; and sister, Betty Jones, of Danville, Alabama.
Pallbearers include: Chris Jones, Michael Tate, Chuck White, Brent Jones, Wesley Tate, Brian Tapp and Jessie Tucker.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3101 Browns Mill Road, Suite 6, Johnson City, 37604.
The family will receive friends Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 6-8 p.m, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home.
Services will be immediately follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff officiating.
Burial will be held Monday, May 7, 2012, from 2 p.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens.
Memories and Condolences may be sent www.morrisbaker.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City 37601.