Robin E. Avens

Robin E. Avens, age 56, of Sweetwater, was born on April 2, 1964. She entered into eternal rest on May 16, 2020, at UT Medical Center of Knoxville.

Robin brought so much joy to so many lives. She loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally. She sewed for many years at Sweetwater Hosiery Mill and loved doing it. She turned her life over to Christ at an early age and was a life-time member of Burls Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Sweetwater.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ricky Avens; her father, Raymond Hicks; her mother, Naomi Hicks; and her sister, Kathy Inman.

She will be forever missed by: her son, Justin Leonard, and daughter-in-law, Shannon;

Her daughter, Rachel Leonard, and son-in-law, Patrick Cannon;

Stepchildren, Jamie Paul and Tabitha Avens;

Grandchildren, Sadie Cannon and Easton Cannon, Lexie Howell, Matt Spencer, Colton Howell, Allie, Maddie and Trevor Paul, Shaye Avens and Kimora Smith.

Great-grandchild, Jeremiah Spencer;

Sisters, Charlotte Hicks, and Debbie and Phil Human;

A very special friend, Jerry Belcher;

Nieces, Jessie Grazzolin and Savannah Human;

Nephew, Will Blankenship;

A host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

The family received friends on Friday, May 22, 2020, at Kyker Funeral Homes in Sweetwater from noon until 2 p.m. A Celebration of Life service followed at 2 p.m. in Kyker’s Chapel. Interment was in Sweetwater Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for final expenses.

Kyker Funeral Homes in Sweetwater in charge of arrangements.

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