Cheryl Ann Burris, age 66 of Jacksboro, departed this life on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at Tennova North. She was born on October 9, 1957, to late Thomas James Bruce and Evelyn “Pyles” Bruce. Cheryl loved spending time with her family, traveling, gardening, and she especially loved her dog Izzy.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband’s Joe Wayne Cotton and. Jimmy Lee Burris; daughter Elizabeth Artz; brother Claude “Peanut” Bruce; and her grandson Mason Artz.

Cheryl is survived by her daughters Michelle Murray and Meribeth Cotton; brothers Eddie Bruce, Johnny Bruce, and Danny Bruce; sister Tommi Witthorn and Glenna Ball; grandchildren Dakota, Lexi, Hannah, and Morgen; great-grandchildren Jojo, Leo, and Ava; special niece Pam Carter; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 PM on Sunday, January 7, 2024, in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home, 305 E. Beech Street, LaFollette TN, 37766, with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM with Rev. Jonathon Bruce officiating. Interment to follow funeral service at Jacksboro Cemetery.

The family has entrusted the care of Cheryl Ann Burris to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most.”

Cheryl’s guest book may be view at

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