She was born in Sullivan County and was a daughter of the late Mitchell and Rosa Bell Jones Perry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-one years, Ronald Estep; a grandson, Joshua Adam Estep; two brothers, Jack Perry and Darrell Perry, a sister Reva Bare and a sister-in-law, Susie Perry.
Mrs. Estep was a loving wife, mother, sister and nana and was an avid bingo player who loved to cook and bake. She was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church. She retired from Hermitage Health Center where she worked as a loving and compassionate nurse (LPN) for fifteen years.
Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Marshall Estep and wife, Joyce, of Bluff City; two daughters Melissa Thompson, of Bluff City; Connie Hyder and husband, Larry, of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Taylor Thompson, Whitney Hyder, a great-granddaughter, Zoie Miller; all of Elizabethton; two brothers, Conley Perry, Lawrence Perry and wife, Selma, all of Bluff City; a brother-in-law, Richard Donnelly, of Elizabethton; and a very special sister, Mildred Brittingham, of Orlando, FL. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Estep will be conducted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the Riverside Chapel, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday prior to the service and at the home at other times.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 12:00 PM at Jones Cemetery in Bluff City. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend are invited to meet the family at the funeral home at 11:00 AM on Thursday to go in procession to cemetery.
The family extends a very special and heartfelt thank you to the 5th floor staff of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital for the love and care shown to Mrs. Estep and the family.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Mrs. Estep and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office, 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.