Jimmie Ruth Stephens Ball Kyle born in Savannah, TN took her heavenly flight on Saturday October 19, 2019 at 9:40 pm.
She was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and former member the Wheeler Leona Eastern Star # 232. Mother Kyle affectionately known as “Gram Gram” loved and cared for everyone that crossed her path.
Preceded in death by husband, Charles Kyle; parents, Willie and Adelaide Stephens; brothers, Robert Lee and Joe Lewis Stephens; sister, Patricia Ann Stephens and former husband and father of children, James Ball.
Left to cherish her memory: children: Bernard, Orrige (Marcy), Patrice (Leon), Bettina, and Roderick (Michelle) Ball, Brandy (Gregory) Cousar, Toni (Whitney) Leath, Robert (Rosie), Kevin, Natasha, Alishia, and Malisha Kyle; 28 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; siblings, Bernice Duckett. Los Angeles, CA, Willie TA Stephens, Waukegan, Ill, Diane Crayton and Linda (Lawrence) Davis, Detroit, MI; Eugene (Gilda) Stephens, Farmington Hills, MI ; Thelma (Craig) Smith, Angela (Josh) Dailey, Grace, Wilma, Wilbert, and David Stephens, all of Knoxville; several devoted nieces and nephews too numerous to name; special friends: Man’s best friend “Beauty”, Joe Smith, Sr., Marie Davis, Willie Mae Griffin, Chelita Geter, Julia V. Ball, Angela and LB Keith, Marzella Allen, Pat Evans, Gloria Robinson, the Jackson and Donaldson families.
Sunday, November 3, 2019, the family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a Homegoing Celebration to follow at New Hope M.B. Church, 2504 Cecil Avenue. Reverend Dr. Joe B. Maddox officiating. Interment will be Monday, November 4, 2019 at TN State Veterans Cemetery, 5901 Lyons View Pike, where a white dove release will conclude the service. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.
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