Mary Jo Loy Heard

Jul. 25, 2013 @ 02:01 PM

Mary Jo Loy Heard, age 68 of Sevierville, passed away, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. She was a member of Roberts UMC but was also active with her husband Fred at Murphy’s Chapel and Luretta UMC. Mrs. Heard ministered alongside her husband of 42 years and was involved in many church organizations. She was known for her gifts and cards that she gave to so many. Mrs. Heard loved to play the piano and sing. She brought joy to all those around her.

Mrs. Heard was preceded in death by her father, Carl Loy.

Her survivors include: Husband: Rev. Fred Heard; Son: Jack Heard and wife Joy; Daughter: Tammy Carpenter and husband Steven; Grandchildren: Taylor, Bryson, Gabie, Seth, Sarah, Silas, Salem; Mother: Helen Loy; Sisters: Linda Bradshaw and husband Gaines, Cheryl Hatcher and husband Dennis, Kathy Jackson and husband Mark, Lisa Stewart and husband Bill; One niece and several nephews; Several aunts and uncles.

Funeral service 7 PM Saturday in the chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Maynard officiating. Interment 1 PM Sunday at Sherwood Cemetery in Maryville. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.