Lynn Joanne Celestin

Mar. 27, 2013 @ 11:56 PM

Lynn Joanne Celestin, age 79 of Gatlinburg, formerly of New Orleans, LA, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013. She was a renowned pianist and piano teacher in New Orleans and Gatlinburg, greatly beloved by all entrusted to her care and instruction.

She was preceded in death by her parents, H. Alvin and Beverly Sharpe, and son, Andre` Celestin.

Her survivors include her husband, John E. Celestin Jr.; sons, John E. Celestin III and wife Deniz, Christopher Celestin and wife Cristi; daughters Denise Celestin and husband Victor Markovich, Chantal Celestin, Daria Celestin Knapp and husband Major James V. Knapp II (USMC Ret.); grandchildren, Bronlyn Schaff, Brandon Treadway, Ron Treadway, Beverly Celestin, Zachary Celestin, Dalyan Celestin Alyx Knapp, Midshipman Caleb J. Knapp (USNA), Justin Celestin; great-grandchildren, Kya Schaff and Liam Schaff; cousins, Gayle and Pinckney Wood.

Memorial Mass 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gatlinburg, with Father Joseph Brando officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Graveside service 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.