Obituary of Debra Sue Jennings, PHD
Mt Carmel – Debra Sue Jennings, PHD, 64 of Mt Carmel, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Topeka, Kansas. Following graduation from ETSU in 2001, she went on to receive her Masters in 2005 from the University of Kansas and her PHD from Baylor University in 2014. She was a staff geologist for Core Laboratories in Houston, TX before moving to Mt Carmel in 2014 where she taught English at North East State Community College. Her passion was geology. Debra was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Hawkins.
Debra is survived by her daughters, Nicki Woodfin and husband Eddie and Kim Greenewell; son, Dean Lloyd; mother, Joanne Hawkins; granddaughters, Heaven Minor, Faith Anne Shannon and Sumer Lloyd; grandson, Jonathan Cox; great-grandchildren, Sophie Minor, M.J. Minor and Ayden Shannon; sisters, Dianne Mansfield and Judy Mullins; brothers, James Hawkins and Jason Hawkins; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 pm on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 200 Bays Cove Trail, Kingsport, TN.
A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. at the church with Pastor Randy Lantz officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Washington County Memory Gardens. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 11:45 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads UMC.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Jennings family.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Debra Jennings, PHD, please visit Tribute Store