Joan Shanks Bedford, 87, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord Friday morning at Holston Valley Medical Center.
She was preceded by her parents, Bert M. and Henrietta Shanks; son, Robley W. “Dusty” Bedford; grandson, Blake W. Bedford; brother, Bert A. Shanks; and sister, Jean Shanks Wilson.
Mrs. Bedford is survived by her husband, Robley P. “Bob” Bedford; daughter, Barbara I. and husband Bobby Millsap; sons, Jeff and wife Barbara A. Bedford; Joey and wife Gail Bedford; two granddaughters, Cydnie Bedford Brenner and husband Dave and Abby Millsap; grandsons, Sam Bedford and wife Brittany, Will Bedford, Jordan Bedford and wife Casey, Landon Bedford and wife Meg and Nathan Millsap and wife Haley; great grandchildren, Eli Brenner, Lila Brenner, Deacon Bedford, and Walker Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
It was her wish to be cremated. There will be a family celebration of life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 E Center St, Kingsport, TN 37664 or to the organization of your choice.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the care given by Ballad Hospice care.
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