Janie L. Brown, age 70, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday March 23, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
Janie was a member of Gayland Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville. She enjoyed playing piano, organ, dominoes, cards, and working crossword puzzles. She always cared more for her family than herself.
Janie was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Shaffner Sr. and Ruby Eppler Schaffner; brothers, Edward Shaffner Jr. and Jack Coleman; and sister, Anna Joe McClain.Â
She is survived by her son, James Eddie Kea of Washington; daughters, Teresa Johnston of Corryton, Carrie Sue Paynter of Texas, and Janie Pearl Brown Kea of Pensacola, Fla.; brother, Sam Edward Shaffner of Big Springs, Texas; grandchildren, Patrick M. Cantor of Loudon, Charity Johnston of Knoxville, and Timothy L. Breed of Maynardville; and great-grandchildren, Christopher, Savannah, and Brian Canter and Jayden Breed.
Janieâ€™s visitation was Thursday, March 28, in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton. Her memorial service was Sunday, March 31 at Gayland Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville.