Virginia (Jenny) Sue Goins was born February 22, 1941, in LaFollette, TN to Samuel and Marjorie Allen. She departed this life on January 18, 2023, to be with her Lord and Savior.
Jenny Sue was a loving mother of seven children that loved her family. She was a devoted friend and loved everyone she met. She was a member of Stanford Chapel A.M.E. Zion Methodist Church.
She worked at the Shirt Factory in LaFollette, TN for many years before moving to Morristown, TN. She worked at Morristown Foam in Morristown, TN and eventually retiring from Heritage Nursing Home in Morristown, TN. She was truly a hard working mother providing for her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Samuel and Marjorie Allen, Brother; Tommy Allen, Sisters; Mary Katherine Claiborne and Audrey Jane Sherles, Nephews; Tony Claiborne, Joey Claiborne, Niece; Felicia Harris and Great Niece; Chandra Sherles.
She married Edward Younge in 1958 and later Frank Goins in 1973.
Survivors include Brother; Ronald (Nancy) Allen of Knoxville TN, Sons; Stephan Younge of Nashville TN, Stacy Younge of Knoxville TN, Christopher Goins of Morristown TN, Daughters; Jaylene Younge of Nashville TN, Rita (Doby) Boseman of Morristown TN, Candace Goins (Cecil) of Knoxville TN, Chesney Goins of Knoxville TN. Grandchildren; Nathaniel (Tracy) Smith, Erin (Bill) Breeden, Ashley Younge, DeJay (Deka) Boseman, Jazmyn (D’Cameron) Granger, Malcolm Beard, Reagan Goins, Jazlyn Goins, Jadon Goins. Five great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Gladys Dorothy Parkey, 90 of Morristown, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ike and Flora Kyle, husband, A.R. Parkey and daughter Dorothy J. Fortson. Also, her brother June Kyle and sisters, Josie Kyle and Lucille Neal.
Gladys was lovingly known as NANA to her grandchildren and all their friends because she welcomed them into her home and treated them just like grandchildren. She was her happiest with a house full of laughter from all children. Soon everyone called her NANA.
Gladys was a faithful member and church mother of New Beginnings Ministries in Whitesburg, which she loved and looked forward to each Sunday and Wednesday until her health declined. She loved everyone and was a strong inspiration to everyone she met. Nothing was more important to her than her love for Jesus and her family and grandchildren. She would still tell anyone especially family to get in church and serve the Lord before it’s too late; because Jesus loves you too much not too and I do too.
Gladys leaves to cherish her memories, her devoted family Flora (Rodney) Houston; Rickey (Tammy) Parkey, Susie (Michael) Washington and Charlie Kyle. Grandchildren Jonathan (Micheline) Parkey of Birmingham, AL, Grant (Toni) Anderson of Nashville, TN, Inika (Eric) Vance of Roanoke, TX, Toby Senter, D’Shaun (Tosha) Anderson, Christy Parkey; all of Morristown; Anetria (Tracy) Burriss of Nashville, TN and 22 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 28 from 12:00-1:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm with Pastor Michael Washington officiating at Dockery-Senter funeral home. Interment will be immediately after service at Bent-Creek Cemetery in Whitesburg.