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Whitney Shae Colyer, age 23, of Harriman, passed away suddenly July 28, 2021 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. She was born March 11, 1998 in Oak Ridge and has been a lifelong resident of Roane County. She was a 2016 graduate of Midway High School where she played for the basketball and softball teams. Whitney went on to Roane State Community College where she received her Associate degree in Health Science in 2020. Whitney was employed at Parkwest Surgery Center where she was a valued member of the business office, working in accounts receivable. She was a very special soul who touched so many during her short time here on this earth. Whitney could light up a room just by entering it. She never met a stranger and was the definition of kindness, with her heart of gold and her funny sense of humor. She was of the Baptist faith and loved the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Roger & Teresa Strickland and Bill & Topsy Colyer; great-grandparents: Max & Abe Patterson; and a very special aunt: Jo Ann Schubert.

Survivors include her mother​​: Wendy Colyer (Steven Bales) of Harriman; father​: Billy Colyer of Kingston; twin brother​: Seth Colyer (Alex) of Kingston; boyfriend​: Alex Hatfield of Lenoir City; grandparents​: Rusty & Michelle Patterson of Kingston; special cousin who was same as a brother: Gage Patterson of Kingston; special niece; Mattie Patterson of Kingston; uncles​​​: Frankie Schubert of Rockwood and Gabe Patterson (Laura) of Kingston; aunt​​​: Michelle Colyer & David Hixson of Kingston; cousins: Sophia Patterson and Gracie Colyer, both of Kingston​, Camille Simmons of Philadelphia, and Stephanie, Hannah & Heather of Kingston; God-daughter: Kambry Borum of Kingston; and a host of extended family and friends

The family will receive friends from 2 until 5 p.m. eastern Saturday, July 31, 2921 at Midway Middle School with funeral service following in the gymnasium. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. eastern Sunday at Kingston Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Seth Colyer, Gage Patterson, Alex Hatfield, Matt Bales, Stephen Bales, Cody Raby, Derek Raby, and Gabe Patterson. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of the arrangements.

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