Genevieve (Genny) Miller McDonald, age 80 of Knoxville, TN passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was of the Baptist faith. Genny was born in Knoxville, TN at Fort Sanders Hospital to Roy S. and Hazel V. Miller on July 13, 1937. Genny retired from St. Mary’s Medical Center after 15 years of service. Genny enjoyed watching classic movies, sitting on the porch in the summer listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Donna Marie Miller; son, Benjamin Backover, Jr.; and her beloved grandson, Ryan Anthony McDonald. She is survived by her children, Charles Roger McDonald, Jr. and his wife, Donna; Joseph Anthony McDonald; Teresa McDonald Cooper and her husband, Roberto Mejia; Steven and Louis Backover. Her grandchildren Channing McDonald, Crystal Dunlap and Cameron Cooper and 4 great-grandchildren. Her brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Sally Miller and niece Seana. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at Beverly Park Place. Family will receive friends Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. followed by a chapel service at 8:00 p.m. with Channing McDonald officiating. Family and friends will meet 12:45 p.m. Friday at Pleasant View Cemetery for a 1:00 p.m. graveside service and interment. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ryan McDonald Toy Drive. Please make checks payable to the Ryan McDonald Toy Drive, Covenant Health Credit Union a division of CCU, 702 19th Street, Knoxville, TN. 37916. Serving the family, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway. Ms. Miller’s guestbook is available at www.stevensmortuaryinc.com.
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