Sharmalee H. Gosnell, 84, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 after a long illness. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Garrett (T.G.) and Birdie Edwards. Born in Greeneville County on May 1, 1929, she moved, with her parents and siblings to Unicoi County in 1939. At a time in her life, she was a cook at Rock Creek Elementary School, managed two restaurants and was the bookkeeper for the family business, GMC Logging. Sharmalee was known for her big heart and giving nature. She was also a great cook and made sure you didnt leave her house hungry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Buster Gosnell, by and infant son, Steven Gosnell and by a son, Harold Lynn Gosnell and by 12 brothers and sisters.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory:
One Son: Darrell Gosnell and longtime girlfriend, April Lovelace, Erwin
One Brother: Hartzel Edwards and wife Edith, Elizabethton
One Sister: Ann Atkins and husband Edgel, Hampton
Nine Grandchildren: Chasity Gosnell and long-time boyfriend Travis Mahala
Mike McNalley and wife Tonya, Michael Gosnell and wife Amy,
Kevin Gosnell and wife Maria, Neal Gosnell and Wife Scarlet, Aaron
Miller, Jimmy Lingerfelt, Brandy Gosnell and Elizabeth Gosnell
Several Great Grandchildren including: Buster and Mikalya Clouse
Three Great, Great Grandchildren
A special friend: Jehan Bowman
Sharmalee will be missed.
The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Sharmalee in a funeral service to be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Dr. Alan King will officiate. The family will attend private graveside committal services at a later date.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends
of Sharmalee H. Gosnell through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.