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Myrtle "Beatrice" Irwin

January 7, 1956 — December 31, 2021

Myrtle (Beatrice) Irwin, age 65, of Maryville passed away peacefully at home with family on December 31, 2021. She spent the last 20 years of her life working with domestic violence victims, homeless families, and individuals. She took breaks away from her work, but always found the way back, finally realizing that this was her gift from God.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James (Cleo) Irwin, Sr. and by her sister Polly Ann Williams. She is survived by her three sons, Zeb (Jamie) Beason, Vaughn (Tabitha) Beason, and Bryan (Mia Sage) Beason, as well as her five grandchildren who she loved dearly, Nicole, Brianna, Brandon, Lexie, and Emily.

She is also survived by her sister, Loretta Linginfelter, brothers James Irwin, Jr., Clarence (Cindy) Irwin and brother-in-law, Herman Williams plus nephews and nieces. She would like to mention special friends, Darlene Morrow and Jan Lowry, who provided her with much comfort, help and love during her time of need.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Smith Life Event Center, 1404 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville on Sunday January 9th at 1:30p.m. Rev. Chris Black of 1st United Methodist Church of Madisonville presiding. The family will receive friends after the service. Due to Covid 19, masks and distancing are appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that donations be made in Beatrice’s honor to “The Pillow Project.” This is a project of the Homeward Bound, a homeless program of Knoxville-Knox County CAC where Beatrice spent the last 12 years of her career. The project supplies families with basic household needs to set-up housekeeping. It is a project dear to her heart and helped many of her families start over again. To make donations easier, you can click or enter the following website:

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

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