Lottie Virginia Osborne

May 10, 1924 ~ March 25, 2019

Born in: Hawkins County, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Lottie Virginia Osborne, age 94, of Johnson City, died Monday, March 25, 2019 at her home in Johnson City. Lottie was born May 10, 1924 in Hawkins County, to the late James Allie Smith and Hattie Virginia Wagner Smith. She married Carl Osborne on September 29, 1951. Lottie was a member of Watauga Flats First Church of God. She was a homemaker and a resident of Johnson City since 1950. Lottie loved to garden and work on the farm. She religiously fed and tended to the dairy cows. Lottie also enjoyed cooking meals to feed her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted wife and she lovingly cared for Carl until his death in 2010. In addition to her parents, Lottie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Osborne; an infant son, Willie Ray Osborne; daughter, Georgia Marie Dougherty; three sisters, Lizzie Phipps, Vesta Mullins, and Faye Housewright; three brothers, Elmer Smith, Rholand Smith, and Dallas Smith; and two sons-in-law, Curtis Sammons and Ricky Hall. She is survived by her children, Homer Lee (and wife, Tonya) Osborne of Kingsport, Brenda Sammons of Jonesborough, Benny Ray (and wife, Tammy) Osborne of Johnson City, and Martha Pearl Hall of Jonesborough; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and one sister, Anna Belle Carter of Church Hill. The family of Lottie will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm, officiated by Reverend Donnie Humphrey. A committal service will be held afterward at 3:00 pm at Roselawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are directed to Caris Hospice and Watauga Flats First Church of God. Memories and condolences may be shared with the Osborne family via morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Osborne family. (423) 282-1521

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  1. Anonymous says:

    My sincere condolences for your loss. May you find a measure of comfort in peace in the beautiful future hope found at Isaiah 25:8 and Acts 24:15. God assures us in those verses that not only will he swallow up death forever, he will also bring our loved ones back to life in a beautiful paradise here on earth. May the precious memories you have sustain you until you see your dear loved one again. – jw.org

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sending you love and prayers…..remembering Lottie for her warm smile and greeting…She would always say ?Well, I declare? When I visited her. She was so happy to see me. I would always try to see her when I was in Tennessee.. she was a very hard worker but always took time out for her friends and family. We shared the same birthday month….I will miss her…??. Niece, Parolea.

  3. Anonymous says:

    To Homer, Benny, Brenda and Martha, Our sincere condolences on the loss of Aunt Lottie. She was a wonderful lady who will be missed by so many including us We always looked forward to our visits with she and your dad whenever we were near Watauga Flats. During our visits the last few years her quality of life was diminished, but as soon as she recognized who we were, the old loving, joyful Aunt Lottie shone through. You all will be in our prayers in the following days. We wish that we could be there with you in celebrating her joyful life and home going, but please know we are with you in spirit. Hugs, love, & prayers Cousin Hugh & Becky

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