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Wanda "Jeannie" Royston
Wanda “Jeannie” Royston, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 9, 2021. She was the loving wife of Jim Royston for 55 years. She was the mother of Jeff Royston and Jennifer Royston Fielden and the daughter of the late George and Venice Hoilman.
Jeannie loved the Lord and people. She especially loved her family. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother who was always there and loved a good laugh. She was a proud sister to Bill and Johnny Hoilman. She loved celebrating birthdays and accomplishments, playing games, and making everyone feel special.
She graduated from Science Hill High School and attended Wingate University and also took seminary classes. She had many different careers in her life. She was in office administration and was the director of the computer lab at Davidson College. She also enjoyed working with young children and the elderly. However, what career fit her best was serving as a home missionary for the Home Mission Board. She spent much of her life trying to spread the love of Jesus by meeting people where they were and developing personal relationships with them.
Jeannie battled multiple health issues for the last twenty years that encroached on her being able to get out and do the things she loved. However, she did not complain and she did not let that stop her. She would have Jim buy solar animals and then take them to give out when had appointments. She would also share them with people who came to visit.
While she had many accomplishments, she will always be remembered for the love she had for her family. Jeannie and Jim shared a love that left an impact on anyone who knew them. It is wonderful they are together again with the Lord.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 3pm at First Baptist Church of Kingsport, with Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating. Visitation with the family will follow.
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Saddened to learn of Jeannie's passing. She was a fun loving lady! We met Jeannie and Jim way back in 1986 when we were all commissioned as Home Missionaries. I'm the only one left of the four 💕. My condolences to all the family members, especially, Jennifer and Jeff. Janet Webb, Huntersville NC
Janet Webb Sep 14 2021 4:38 PM
Jeanie and Jim are now celebrating with Jesus. Jeanie and Jim came to CHBC when I recommitted my life to serve the Lord. Admired them both for their dedication to serve others. Prayers of comfort for the family.
Buddy Fields Sep 12 2021 11:44 PM
We were sorry to hear of Jeannie's passing. At least you can take comfort in knowing that she and Jim are together again. Praying for peace and comfort. Kenny and Carolyn Arwood
CAROLYN Arwood Sep 12 2021 9:51 PM
Jennifer and Jeff, I'm so sorry to learn of Jeannie's passing. It's so fitting that she and Jim are together now, both fully healed and worshipping the Lord together. ❤️ I love you both and pray the Lord gives sweet memories and peace in your grief. I'm sorry I was not able to be with you both today. 🙏🏼
Sue Belcher Sep 12 2021 9:40 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Jeannie and Jim both were two the most wonderful people I have ever met. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Jeff, Vada & Ross Beverly Sep 12 2021 9:57 AM
Jeannie was so very sweet and friendly in high school. My sincere condolences to her family. She is now in the presence of our Lord and no longer ill or in pain. May each of you know "the peace that passes all understanding" reassure you.
Connie Wright Sep 12 2021 9:34 AM
I am sorry for your loss, and am praying for your family.
Dr. Connie Fulmer, DC Sep 11 2021 6:24 PM
Deepest sympathy to Jeff and Jennifer. Praises for her healing and now together with Dr. Royston. Charles and Pat Sproles
Pat Sproles Sep 10 2021 3:51 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Wanda Royston
Sharon Jones Sep 10 2021 1:57 PM
What a great tribute to Mimi. ❤❤❤
Brooke Sep 9 2021 10:34 PM