Joann Wilkins Mitchell

March 18, 1942 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 79)


Joann Wilkins Mitchell, age 79, of Sweetwater, passed away Friday October 22, 2020, at UT Medical Center in Knoxville.

Joann was a native of Englewood and lifelong resident of McMinn County.  She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Annis Martin Wilkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband of twenty years Elbert Mitchell, Stepson James Eugene ‘Jimmy’ Mitchell, Sister Zelda Fay Wilkins Ferry and Niece Robin Wilkins.

Joann was a member of Englewood 1st Church of God and was a graduate of Englewood High School.  She loved her cat Biscuit, baking cookies and playing cards.    

Survivors include:

Stepson Barry Mitchell and wife Sherry of Sevierville;

Sister-In-Law Carol Wells Mitchell of Sweetwater;

Step Grandsons Keith Abney and wife Beverly of Sweetwater, and Michael Abney of Orlando, FL;

Step Granddaughters Carol Ann Abney of New Orleans, LA., and Jan Abney of Sweetwater;

Step Great-Granddaughter Jennifer Abney;

Step Great-Great-Granddaughter Aycelyn Jones;

Great Niece Jessica Lamb.

The family will receive friends from 12 PM – 2 PM Wednesday October 27 at Ziegler Funeral Home.

A Graveside Services will be at 2:30 PM Wednesday at McMinn Memory Gardens with Pastor Chris Alexander officiating. 

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Joann Wilkins Mitchell.

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October 27, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Graveside Service
October 27, 2021

2:30 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1727-1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303

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