DANDRIDGE — Christy Yonz Bowlin passed into eternal rest Thursday after a courageous three and a half year battle with breast cancer. Her friends and family rejoice in her passing on the promise that one day they will reunite in heaven by the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Christy was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She spent much of her life in Greeneville until she moved to Dandridge in 2007.
She is a 1991 graduate of Greeneville High School and a 1994 graduate of East Tennessee State University.
Christy is a Christian. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Dandridge and formerly Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Greeneville and Asbury United Methodist Church of Greeneville.
She is the Cheer and Dance coach at Carson Newman University since 2007. Formerly she owned and operated “Christy’s Cheer and Dance Company” in Greeneville. She is a proud “Army Wife” having served at the side of her husband, Brad, since their marriage in 1995.
Christy’s passion was influencing others through Cheer and Dance. Her goal was to inspire, empower, and love all of her athletes. The hundreds of former students and families that still reach out to talk to “Coach” evidence her labor.
Christy is preceded in death by her grandparents: Frank and Mary Emma Henley, and Lee Yonz; and her father-in-law: Elder Johnny Bowlin.
She is survived by her husband: Brad; daughter: Emma(18); parents: Buddy and Becky Yonz; a brother: Andy Yonz; her mother-in-law: Brenda Bowlin; a sister-in-law: Kim Bowlin; a brother-in-law: Matthew Bowlin and his wife, Amanda; and three special nieces: Tiffany, Madi and Natalie Grace.
The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Dandridge.
Services will be Monday, July 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., also at First Baptist Church of Dandridge. The Rev. Dr. Justin Terrell will officiate.
Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 2220 E. Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville. Chaplain (LTC) Mark Phillips will officiate.
The family expresses their most heartfelt appreciation for the many friends, family, and health care providers who enabled Christy’s courageous fight.
The family is especially grateful for “Christy’s Angels”, Amanda, Angie, Kim, Lisa and Nicki who lovingly attended to her in her final hours.
Mail memorials to “Christy Yonz Bowlin Memorial Fund” at Andrew Johnson Bank, c/o Doug Debusk, P.O. Box 907, Greeneville, TN 37744. At Christy’s request, all memorials are dedicated to future scholarships for Carson Newman Cheer and Dance students.
Farrar Funeral Home in Dandridge is in charge of arrangements, www.farrarfuneralhome.com.