Lila Gail Walters

FRANKLIN - Lila Gail Walters, 78, of Franklin, died on April 4, 2019 at her home in Johnson City, Tennessee. She was born Lila Gail Byrd in Old Fort, North Carolina to Joyce and Steve Byrd. 

Gail is survived by her husband of 54 years, “Skip;” her sister Barbara; her daughters Tammy, Becky, and Amber; her stepchildren Don and Judi; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Stephen, her sister Celia and her stepson “Kip.” 

A service to celebrate Gail’s life was held Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Tetrick Funeral Services in Johnson City, Tennessee. There will be a graveside service for friends and family at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Cowee Baptist Church in Franklin.

With deep appreciation to Amedisys Hospice of Elizabethton, Tennessee, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Amedisys Foundation, 1500 West Elk Avenue, Ste 202, Elizabethton, TN 37643.

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