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In Memory of

Joanna Katherine Cates

October 30, 1926 - August 8, 2017

Obituary


Joanna Katherine Nipper Cates, age 90, of Knoxville, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Joanna was a 1945 graduate of Young High School and attended the University of Tennessee. She married Joseph Young Cates in 1946 and Joe and Joanna moved to Washington, DC where both worked for the FBI. After a year, they moved back to Knoxville. Joanna was a member of Mt Olive Baptist Church where she was a church secretary for over 10 years, taught Sunday school for over 20 years and was a choir member as...

Joanna Katherine Nipper Cates, age 90, of Knoxville, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Joanna was a 1945 graduate of Young High School and attended the University of Tennessee. She married Joseph Young Cates in 1946 and Joe and Joanna moved to Washington, DC where both worked for the FBI. After a year, they moved back to Knoxville. Joanna was a member of Mt Olive Baptist Church where she was a church secretary for over 10 years, taught Sunday school for over 20 years and was a choir member as well. Joanna loved serving the church and also loved to do crafts and participated in many shows. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Joe Cates and parents, Carrie and John Nipper. Joanna is survived by her two daughters, Janice Cates and Debra White of Knoxville; granddaughter, Cara Leigh White; great grandson, Joseph Lee Custer; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Frances Nipper and brother, John Nipper. The family will receive friends 5 PM - 7 PM Friday at Mt Olive Baptist Church, 2500 Maryville Pike Knoxville, TN 37920 with a funeral service to follow at 7 PM. Pastor Kirby Ownby will be officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday at Mt Olive Cemetery for an 11 AM Interment Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church. The family invites you to share fond memories of Joanna and share your condolences online at www.berryfuneralhome.com