Margaret “Ann” Jennings Upton passed away peacefully in her home February 14, 2021 in Tazewell, TN at the age of 64.
Ann is survived by her loving Husband and high school sweetheart Johnny Upton of Tazewell, TN. Her son John Upton of New Tazewell, TN. Her Daughter Julie Upton and Daughter-in-law Sam Upton of Tazewell, TN. Her Granddaughter, and the love f her life, Destinie Upton of New Tazewell, TN. And her Great Granddaughter Willow Buis.
Her Sisters: Paulette Cox (Howard) of New Tazewell, TN. Kathie Knox (Bill) of Surgoinsville, TN. Deb Johnson (Steve) of New Tazewell, TN.
Her Brothers: Tom Jennings (Billene) of Tazewell, TN. Houston Jennings of Tazewell, TN. Tony Jennings (Penny) of Tazewell, TN. Jeff Jennings (Wilma) of New Tazewell, TN. Tim Jennings of Tazewell, TN.
Several In-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Ann is preceded in death by her Mother and Father. Walter “Flop” Jennings and Pauline Cardwell Jennings. Mother and Father-in-law George Sewell Upton and Gencie Johnson Upton. Her sisters Teresa Jennings Ridings and Jane Jennings Estep. Her sisters-in-law Ruby Overton and Starr Hutchinson. Brother-in-law Warren Ridings. And her nephew Chris Upton.
Ann Upton was born September 19th, 1956 in Lone Mountain, Tennessee to Walter and Pauline Jennings. Ann married Johnny Upton after dating through high school in 1974. They brought two children into the world, John and Julie, who she adored. In 2006 her world changed when her Granddaughter Destinie was born. They were instantly best friends forever.
Ann worked for Englnd’s for many years. The friends she made over the years working there were so precious to her.
She was a member of Midway Baptist church and taught Sunday School and Bible School for several years.
Ann was a generous and selfless individual who loved fiercely and was passionate about lending a helping hand whenever she could.
A private ceremony will be held for the immediate family at this time. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date when we can all safely come together. The family would like to thank everyone who has lifted them in prayers and love.
~Claiborne-Overholt is honored to be serving the family~