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Mary Elizabeth Conley

August 24, 1933 — September 27, 2023

Knoxville

Mary Conley, 90, peacefully moved to her new home Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Those who know Jesus will see her again. She attended Young High School and graduated Knoxville Evening School. She was a member of City View Baptist church. She was blessed with musical talent and loved playing the piano which she was the main service piano musician for several churches throughout her life. She also played the accordion and even taught herself how to play the harmonica. She has rested and enjoyed the last 4 years sharing her daughters’ home. She was the oldest Canup daughter born to Benjamin and Minnie Canup. She is very special to all who knew her and her infectious laughter and sense of humor was such a joy.  She met every challenge (and there have been many) with God’s strength and endurance and her strong recommendations for all holidays to be spent together helped her children remain close to one another. The family would like to extend a special "thanks" to UT Hospice for their care and love especially Lisa the nurse and Jane the CNA who called her mom. Also, a thank you to a very special caregiver, Sydney Ford, who for the last 2 years helped take care of her. We want to include thanks to the many prayers of the WOW women’s FP Bible study group. Prayer works people. The family plans to receive friends and viewing Mary at Mynatt Funeral Home Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 5 to 7 pm with a service to follow, Rev. Isaac Wood officiating.  At a later date, the final resting place of her cremated remains will be Woodhaven Cemetery along with the other immediate family members who have gone on. She is survived by her oldest daughter Cheryl Conley Smith and one sister, Margaret Canup Wright; grandsons Benjamin Phillips (Jennifer), Brandon Conley (Jennifer), Mike and Charles Kitts; great grandsons, Cruz Brown (Fiance Ashley Boyd), Jay Bass (Fiance Katie) Alex and Gabe Conley; great granddaughters, Marley and Reese Phillips and Shawntice Conley; one daughter in law, Teresa Conley and many beloved nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Benjamin Canup and mother Minnie Moore and her husband James Conley of 37 years until his death in 1991, her daughter, Deborah Conley Atkins (Ralph not deceased), both of her sons, Jeff (Teresa not deceased) and Steve Conley (Angie); granddaughter, Cher Annette Brown (Ronny not deceased); grandson Jason Conley (Crystal). She came from a very large family as listed here are siblings who preceded her in death: Hubert Johnson, Jim Canup, Earl Canup, Barbara Canup Woody, Bonnie Canup Jones, Betty Canup, Dixie Canup, Thornburg Canup, Helen Canup Leake, Ethel Canup Williamson, Mitchell Moore, George Moore, Junior Moore, Earl Moore, Audrey Moore Walker, Wanda Moore Hixson, Margaret Moore Meeks, Carol Moore Riff, Dorothy Moore. If anyone is omitted, it is simply a mistake. First-hand knowledge of this information is not easily assessible.  

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