NAOMI NELL JOHNKINS, age 78 of Athens, Tenn. transitioned from life on Friday, May 10, 2019 surrounded by family at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn. a daughter of the late Caleb and Rosie Cox Johnkins. She was a cosmetologist. Naomi devoted her life to being a mother to five children . "Granny" has been a devoted grandmother to ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Her kindness and generosity made an impact on each and every person she met. Everyone was welcome in her home and treated like family.
She was preceded in death by:
The family would like to extend our thanks for the generosity, care, and unconditional love given to our mother, especially Annissa Brabson and Missy Sherrill. Also a special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga.
Funeral services will be 4:00 P.M. Friday, May 17, 2019 at St. Mark's A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. Leuty McDermott officiating.
Interment will follow in Hammonds Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Nick Johnkins, Troy McDermott, Greg Brown, Matt Hill, Scotty Johnkins, Gary Johnkins, Jeff Hammonds, and David Smith.
The family will receive friends from 3-4 Friday at the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com./notices/Naomi-Johnkins.
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.