BARBARA RUTH BAKER SHREVE - age 77, of Knoxville, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Elmcroft Assisted Living of West Knoxville. She was a member of Grace Community Church and gave many hours of time to every church she attended, including organizing and leading children's choirs at Powell United Methodist and Grace Community Church. More recently, she volunteered many hours at Grace Christian Academy where four of her grandchildren attended. She served in the library but the main focus of her service was loving, encouraging and praying for the students, teachers, and staff.
Preceded in death by grandmother, Laura Maranda Bayless; parents, Hazel Ruth Baker-Heins and Lawrence C. Baker; former husband, William D. Shreve; sister, JoAnn Edwards.
Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Michael Green; son and daughter-in-law, David and Kelly Shreve, both of Knoxville; grandchildren, Patrick, Kimberlee, Spencer and Colin Green, Kelsey, Kassey and Kaycey Shreve; sister, Dr. Sandra J. Campbell of Little Rock, AR; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth R. "Kenny" and Kim Heins of Gallatin, TN; special friends, Betty Euriga and Wilma Shular and other cherished family members.
The family is deeply grateful to Pastor Mark Little and all the loving people of Grace Community Church and others who faithfully prayed for her and the family during this difficult time. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff and residents of Elmcroft Assisted Living of West Knoxville whose love and kindness were that of a true family. Also for the compassionate care of the Amedysis Hospice staff who ministered to her in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Grace Community Church,
2001 Highland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.
The family and friends will meet 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Dyer Cemetery (a family cemetery) in Luttrell for a graveside service and interment at 3:30 p.m., Reverend Mark Little officiating.
Pallbearers: Patrick M. Green, Spencer W. Green, Colin E. Green, Phillip Woods, Aaron Pool, and Lucas Rosenbaum. Honorary pallbearer, Mark Mundy of Seoul, South Korea
A Celebration of Barbara's Life will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Grace Community Church.
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