Thelma Lee Sweet Irick ton – age 73 of Knoxville went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Saturday, September 24, 2022, on her birthday. Lee was a friend to many and always had a kind word to all.
Preceded in death by parents, James and Josephine Steadman Sweet; brother, Jim, David, and Bill Sweet; and daughter, Melissa Irick.
Survived by husband of 49 years, Ray ton; son, Allan Irick; daughters, Carla (Clint) Loveday, Stephanie ton; grandchildren, Josie Loveday, Liam Loveday, Titus Loveday, Glace White, Phoenix White, Trilogy White, David Burleson, Josh Burleson, and Ashley Burleson; great grandchildren, Eliza and Eviana Burleson; Noah and Lennox Burleson; Shelby and Kylie Branch, Cayden and Carlie Burleson; brother, Mike (Barbara) Sweet; sisters, Stella Blake, Wanda Moore, Sandra Tindell, Jodie Mason, Vicky Dockery, Brenda (Phil) Burnett, and Francis (Mike) Whitson.
There will be a Celebration of Life 6:00-7:00 PM on Monday, October 3, 2022, at Southside Baptist Church. Birthday cake and refreshments will be served at this time. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Luke Wilkerson and Rev. Clarence Gresham officiating. Family and friends will meet 1:45 PM on Tuesday at East TN Veterans Cemetery – John Sevier Highway for a 2:00 PM graveside service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Southside Baptist Church Missions Program. Arrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Thelma Lee Sexton September 24 1949 September 24 2022..
Death notice for the town of: Knoxville, Province: T-N