Carrie Geneva Sossomon

January 25, 1916 ~ January 3, 2008

Carrie D. Sossomon, 91, 710 Hiwassee Hills, Johnson City, died Thursday, January 3, 2008 in the Johnson City Medical Center.A native of North Carolina, she had lived in Johnson City for many years. She was a daughter of the late Claude F. and Clyde V. Dickson. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe B. Sossomon in 1990; a grandson, James L. Gentry, Jr.; two brothers, Carl P. Dickson and Cone F. Dickson; two sisters, Connie D. Houck and Corine D. Winters. Mrs. Sossomon was a graduate of Virginia-Carolina High School. She also attended Appalachian State Teachers College, Boone, North Carolina and graduated from Johnson City Business College. She had been Vice-President of Southern Piping and Erecting Company, which she and her husband had owned.Mrs. Sossomon was a member of Central Baptist Church. She had taught Sunday school for many years and served on various committees. She was a member of the Seekers Sunday school Class and the Joy Choir. For many years she was active in the Johnson City PTA, serving as President of both Local and Council PTA. She had been a Volunteer at the Johnson City Medical Center for many years.Survivors include three children, Mettie J. Johnson of Elizabethton, Dick B. Sossomon of Raleigh, NC, and Jenny Kimbrough of Talbott, Tn., a sister, Clarice Dickson Reid of Richmond, VA; six grandchildren, Lisa M. Light, Mettie L.Davidson, Carrie A. McClain, Branson Sossomon, Robert Sossomon, Ashley R. Brookshire; four great grandchildren, Jessica L. Holly, Nicholas Sossomon, Kaitlyn M. Light, Madison E. Davidson; one great great grandchild Skyler J. Holly; several nieces and nephews; and a special companion her beloved cat "Miss Anna"?. The funeral service for Carrie D. Sossomon will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 7, 2008 at Central Baptist Church. Dr. Ronald Murray and Rev. R.Willard Warfield will officiate. Graveside committal services will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Michael Dickson, David Dickson, Robert Sossomon, Will Warekois, Branson Sossomon and Derek Moretz will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Morris-Baker Funeral Home on Sunday January 6, 2008 from 2:00 until 5:00 PM. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 N. Roan St. Johnson City, TN 37601 or the Johnson City Public Library, 100 W. Millard St. Johnson City, TN 37601.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Carrie’s warm and bright smile will be missed by all who knew her. At this time of sorrow may you find comfort in your memories. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. In Christian Sympathy Bob and Pat Strong and a meow to Miss Anna from Peaches

  2. Anonymous says:

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Sossomon family. Please know that we serve a God that only wants the best for our lives. She has lived a long and seemingly happy life. Rest Ms. Carrie…..Rest. Dick, continue to shine your light in that Ms. Carrie may be ever so proud of you~

  3. Anonymous says:

    My prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Dear family, Carrie Sossomon died the same day as my own mother,Betty Granger. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I did not know your mother well, but my parents thought so highly of her, and I hope she and mom are a comfort and blessing to one another now–in heaven! I also attend Central Baptist and know how much they will both be missed… God’s blessings from my family to yours, Linda Eades

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mamaw, I will miss you so much. You truly were a strong and vibrant woman. Your examples in life inspired me to become so much more. Your love for your family and God surely shined just as if you were walking with a every so bright light that God had given you to carry and same is true for the day you died. I saw the light in you and around you as you slipped away. I saw and felt your last breath. I also saw how at peace you were and knew you were going to be with the Lord. As I held your hand, stroked your face, and kissed you goodbye, I felt such sorrow because I was not ready to let you go but I also remember what you told me and George the other day: You said, you knew it was not going to be long before you were gone and that you had lived a long and wonderful life. And you were truly right! You have lived a wonderful life. It has been full of family, love, and peace. All of which you held true through God. I will continue to live by your examples and ensure to carry on your traditions. That is, to love my family and God. To do as his will and allow God to guide me through life. For he truly is the light and the way. And if I may ask one last thing of you: Shall We Pray together to give thanks to the Lord for me knowing YOU. And in Jesus’s name, I thank you for being such a wonderful, loving, sincere, and beautiful person. With all of my love and admiration Your grandaughter Lisa

  6. Anonymous says:

    Mrs.Sossomon was a very sweet lady.She was always so happy and nice to me.One time she had not picked up her mail for a couple of days,and I went to the door to check on her.She was okay,it pleased her that I had miss her.I will miss seeing her trimming her hedges this summer.Your family will be in my prayers.Mrs.Sossomon mail carrier, Negatha Peterson

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