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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Maria Jaibat

Maria Jaibat (Spence)

Wednesday, June 12th, 1968 - Saturday, April 11th, 2020
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Alecia "Maria" Spence Jaibat, 51, of Athens, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
Maria was a native of Autryville, North Carolina and longtime resident of McMinn County. She was a daughter of the late Doyl Lee Spence of Wausau, Florida.
She was a graduate of Lakewood High School in Roseboro, NC and was a graduate of Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. She taught school at Pine Forrest Senior High School at Fayetteville, NC. She and her husband Gus owned and operated Michael's Casual Dining in Athens, TN and Etowah, TN.
She is survived by her husband, Gus Jaibat of Athens; her mother Patricia Elaine Edwards Johnson of Autryville, NC; one daughter, Sumer Rose Jaibat and two sons, Zakariah Jaibat and Ryan Jaibat all of Athens; one brother, Jeffrey (Joan) Spence of Autryville, NC.
There will a visitation at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, from 1:00-4:00 pm, this will be in compliance with CDC,COVID-19 regulations. She will be interred at Halls United Methodist Church Cemetery in Autryville, NC on Friday, April 17, 2020.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers donations be made to McMinn Regional Humane Society, 219 Alford Street, Athens, TN 37303.
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    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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Josh Deans & Family

Posted at 03:50pm
Gus, Prayers for you and the kids. We are here if you need us.

Angie Thompson

Posted at 03:31pm
Sending prayers for her entire family. Maria was wonderful to Dynasty and took excellent care of us. I already miss her friendship, her smile and that laugh!

Lakelan Hammonds and family

Posted at 09:27am
Dear Ryan, our heart breaks for you and your family. we will always be here for you to love and support you in the days ahead.

April Weir

Posted at 06:47am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Erica Peden

Posted at 06:08pm
Our sincerest sympathies to the family from the YMCA. We have loved Maria and family for many years. We will miss seeing her beautiful

Victor Amos Posted at 04:15pm

Praying fervently for strength and comfort during your time of heartbreak. We love you all dearly.

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