Mary Evelyn Davis Rock
Mary Evelyn Davis Rock, 92, Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born October 11, 1928 to the late David and Margaret Nave Davis.
Mary was retired from J.C. Penney having worked in the Shoe Department for over 30 years. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Velmer M. Rock; a son, Velmer Rock Jr.; three brothers, Bill, Parker and Jim Davis; and a sister, Elizabeth Perry.
Survivors include her nephews, Troy (Kelly) Davis, Gary (Carolyn) Shipley, David Rock, Ritchie (Maleaha) Elliott, Kevin Rock, Thomas (Shirley) Cody and Michael (Karen) Cody; several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and her special friends, Ann Rock and Mary Roberts.
The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 21, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Troy Davis and the Rev. Sherrill Nave officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, will be Barry Holly, David Rock, Gary Shipley, Troy Davis, Ritchie Elliott, Chris Hughes and Shon Bowery. Honorary pallbearer will be Brad Holly. Friends may register their presence at the funeral home from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday or Saturday morning. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mary to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, 1310 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Rock family.