Marie Ann Deyton McLaughlin, age 80, 305 Parsley Street, Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.
She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi, a daughter of the late Jason Reece and Rosa Ann Wilson Deyton. Mrs. McLaughlin was a longtime member of Unicoi United Methodist Church and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter # 276. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. McLaughlin in 1980 and one sister, Ruby Laws in 1973.
Mrs. McLaughlin is survived by one son: Kent McLaughlin and wife, Kelley, Nashville; one daughter: Angela Jackson and husband, Michael, Unicoi; three grandchildren: Jordan McLaughlin, Paige McLaughlin and Jack McLaughlin, all of Nashville; two special nieces: Amanda McElyea and husband, Michael, Unicoi, Sandra Laughren and husband, Danny, Oak Island, North Carolina. Several special close friends also survive.
Funeral service for Mrs. McLaughlin will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Todd Kingrea will officiate.
Special music will be provided by Renee Garland and Inez Chandler. Active pallbearers will be Matthew Roberts, Erik Mullins, Adam McElyea, Neelynn McElyea, Michael Wilson, Donald Britt and Bryce Kerns. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael McElyea and William Wilson.
The family will receive friends prior to the service between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.
The committal service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Roselawn Memory Gardens. Those attending are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King School, 3105 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37212, or to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, South Carolina 29605-4277.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the McLaughlin family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the McLaughlin family. (423) 743-1381.