Mr. Melvin Thomas Parrish

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June 13, 1940 – August 13, 2017

Service

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Family Visitation: 9:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M.

Jackson Street Church of Christ
1408 Jackson Street
Nashville, Tennessee

Interment
Sand Hill Cemetery
La Vergne, Tennessee

Melvin Thomas “Jelly” Parrish, Sr. was born June 13, 1940 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Ed Morton and Pauline Parrish Batey. Melvin attended Metro Public Schools and graduated from Cameron High School in 1958. During high school, Melvin was a successful football player.

He is preceded in death by his sisters, Mae Batey, Ester Batey, brother, John Batey, and daughter Cheryl Parrish step-son John “Pooh” Gooch.

On June 10, 1959 Melvin married his high school sweetheart Georgia where six children were born in this union.

Melvin worked for the Tennessean as a Dock Manager for 20 years.  He was also successful business owner of Jelly’s Market and the Beer Barn.

Melvin lived at the Argyle Senior Citizen Home, where the residents became more of a family to him. Melvin loved playing cards and watching sports.

Melvin was a faithful member of Jackson Street Church of Christ until his illness. He moved his membership to Sand Hill Church of Christ in LaVergne, Tennessee after his health began to fail him.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted children, Melvin Jr, Cassandra Bentley (Michael), Michael (Mary Ann), Adrian (Latamarah), Clifford (Jackie) two step daughters Terrie, Tonya; fourteen grandchildren, Candace, Kanisha, Darius (Rachel), Shonquita, Dominique, LaSondra, Monique, Mikka, Tanisha, Adrian Jr.(Anastasia) , Remona (Darrious), Adrian (Robert), LaQuita, Clifford Jr., Devonta; 30 great grandchildren; sisters Bertha Barry and Shirlene Brown; host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends; and a devoted friend Elva Brooks.

Ms. Lisa Renee Hicks-Majors

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April 18, 1960 – August 4, 2017

Service

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Lie In State: 9:00 A.M.
Family Visitation 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Lillard Chapel United Methodist Church
5406 Little Hope Road
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Lisa Renee’ Hicks Majors was born April 18, 1960 in Murfreesboro, TN to the late Joe and Sallie Hicks.  She departed this life on August 4, 2017. 

She attended Rutherford City Schools and continued her education at Missouri state University on a basketball scholarship.

Lisa professed Christ at an early age at Lillard Chapel United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir.  She also sang with Faith Community Singers and then moved her membership to Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, but never forgot her home church.

Lisa was a volunteer basketball coach with Smyrna Recreation League for over 10 years giving all girls her tutelage in the art of basketball.  Let her tell it, they were her girls because she didn’t have any.  She was a substitute teacher in the Rutherford County School System.  She also worked at Whirlpool in LaVergne for 20 plus years, then she went on to work with Calsonic in the Nissan Plant.

She was a seven-year breast cancer survivor where she participated in the cancer walks every year.  Her hobbies include camping, singing, dancing, motorcycle riding and all-time favorite, shopping with her sisters.

Lisa leaves to cherish her memories, two sons, Michael Rayshann (Dagna) Hicks of Poland and Erickson Jamal (Alexandria) Majors of Murfreesboro, TN; two grandchildren, Michael Rayshann (Mikey) Hicks, Jr. and Maliya Renee’ Hicks, both of Poland; two sisters, JoAnne (Gleen) McKnight and Mitzi Hicks; two brothers, Timothy (Sharon) Hicks and Joseph Michael (Tamika) Hicks; a host of aunts and uncles, very special nieces, nephews, cousins and many many co-workers and friends.

Antonio D. Miller

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May 22, 1989 – August 6, 2017

Services

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Public Viewing: 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Friday, August 18, 2017
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

New Vision Baptist Church
1750 North Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Johnson Road Cemetery
Christiana, Tennessee

Antonio Devonta “Tony Breeze” Miller entered into this life on May 22, 1989 to bless the lives of his Parents Andrew (Precita) Miller, and Sonia Hinton. On Sunday, August 6, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends, Antonio’s journey on earth ended peacefully as the sunset in the evening.

Antonio was proceeded in death by one of his favorite cousins Kirsheika Turner & her daughter Lanyah.

      It was at an early age Antonio with his siblings and cousins were baptized at the Brandon View MBC (God’s House of Restoration) where he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. Known to most as just “Tony” or one of his other many nicknames; Breeze, Cheese, RackedUp, Tony Breeze and The General was educated in the Rutherford County school system and graduated from Riverdale High School in 2008. While in school, Tony played football and was a member of many student body clubs and activities. You could always count on Tony to be the one that would encourage and help his classmates anyway that he could. Tony and his most contagious smile and those big brown eyes could light up any room he entered. Tony most enjoyed spending time with his daughter “T.T.”, Nieces, Nephews and of course fighting with his brothers as well as Sheika & Quitta! Tony was a part of extended family of friends;

Howard, Millwood, Code Red, B. Howard & Snatch; They called themselves “The Team” and anytime The Team got together jokes, arguments, rap battles and a good time were bound to happen. And after Tony’s hot-headed personality got in the way, it would only be a matter of time before they too were fighting. Then they would just smile look at each other and say “It’s Funny!” Tony Loved football, whether he was overwhelmed with joy cheering on Alabama (ROLL TIDE) or nearly crying in pain from the multiple upsets by the Tennessee Titans, Tony was a die-hard fan until the end! To know Tony was to truly love him. He was a 1 of kind genuinely good hearted person whose life will be cherished by all those he came in contact with!

      He leaves to cherish his everlasting memory: Daughter; Leticia Miller, Loving and Devoted Parents; Andrew and Precita Miller, and Sonia Hinton, Loving Brothers; Sandrell (Cassandra) Miller, Antwain & Andrew Miller, Marquis & Edward Pope, Loving Sister; Latreshia Mitchell, Loving Grandparents; Andrew & Vivian Faye Miller and Katie Mai (Johnny) Burger, Great Grandmother; Lolies Jean Newman, Two Devoted Aunts; Sandrea Miller, Andrea (Robert) Patterson, Aunts; Renita Smith and Renee Pope, Uncles; B. Hinton & Lamont Pope, Nieces, Nephews & favorite little Cousins; Kirquitta, Quntavion, Keyshawn, Ayden, Amaya, Londyn, Andrew Jr., Kyla, Armani, Bobby Jr., Robbin, Rainey, Robert, Kirtavius, Quintarius, Kaiyana and a host of other Relatives, Cousins & Friends.

Mrs. Margaret L. Thompson

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November 28, 1943 – August 4, 2017

Services

Friday, August 18, 2017
Public Viewing: 4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb St., Shelbyville, TN

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Margaret Thompson was born on Sunday November 28th, 1943 to the late Walter and Tommie Cannon in Shelbyville TN. Margaret departed this life after a long illness at Beaumont Hospital in Detroit MI, on August 4th at 6:28p.m., with her beloved family at her side.

Margaret joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church at an early age. She went to Bedford County Training School, what is now Harris High School, where she met her childhood sweet heart, Paul Donnie Thompson. Donnie and Margaret got married on March 2nd of 1964. They were married for 51 years until his death in September 2015.  To this union, Margaret and Donnie had four children born, one girl and three boys. Margaret and Donnie adopted another son, Carl Yancy Thompson, who precedes her in death.

Margaret worked at Bedford County Hospital in Shelbyville when she then moved to Detroit in 1973. Margaret obtained a job in STNA Nursing, and was a foster parent for the city of Detroit. She also worked at the Warner Brothers Warehouse. Margaret loved watching television, listening to music, traveling and keeping her grandchildren.

Margaret leaves to cherish her memories, her beloved children, one daughter, Donna L. Thompson of Shelbyville, TN; three sons, Paul (Stephanie) Thompson Jr., Ronald (Tracie) Thompson and Morgan Thompson, all of Detroit, MI; three sisters, Mary (Joe) Moore of Shelbyville, TN, Clara (Waymon) Lanier of Cleveland, OH and Shatoria Altman from Detroit, MI; three brothers, Tommy L. Cannon, Henry Cannon and Michael (Rochelle) Cannon, all from Detroit, MI; mother-in-law, Mrs. Ester Ellis of Shelbyville, TN; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Thompson and Vivian Barclay of Shelbyville, TN; six grandchildren, Paulie, Jaylon, Jasmine, Charity, Mekhi and Kha’Ron; one step-grandchild, Ta’vis; two great-grandchildren of Detroit, MI; one aunt, Lilian Jean Daniels of Shelbyville, TN; and a host of beloved Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, other Relatives and Friends.

Mr. Terrance D. Pigg

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November 21, 1965 – July 16, 2017

Services

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Visitation: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Eastside Church of Christ
307 Water Street
Petersburg, Tennessee  37144

Interment
Mulberry Cemetery
Lincoln Co., Tennessee

Terrance “Terry” D. Pigg was born November 21, 1965 in Lewisburg, TN. He was the son of Joe L. Greer, Jr., and the late Robbie Pigg of Lewisburg. Terry left this earthly life Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Terry leaves to cherish his memories, a loving and devoted wife, Cotina Whitaker-Pigg and one daughter, Jordyn Elizabeth Pigg, both of Murfreesboro, TN. Two sisters, Kersha (Clabe) Pigg of Murfreesboro and Virginia Faye Greer of Lewisburg. Five brothers, Cedric (Ann) Pigg, Harold (Stephanie) Pigg, Darren Pigg, Joe (Lisa) Greer III, and Stanley (Kim) Greer, all of Lewisburg, TN.; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dreyton John William Sims

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July 9, 2007 – July 6, 2017

Service

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Internment
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Belfast, Tennessee

Dreyton John William Sims was born on July 9, 2007 to Andre and Michelle Sims, in Smyrna, Tennessee. As a baby, he was always so loving by giving hugs, his special laugh, and just full of happiness. Dreyton always captured everyone with his beautiful smile and brown eyes. He made friends and touched many lives of people everywhere he went. Dreyton loved animals, fishing, motocross sports, video games, and especially his passion for football which made him so unique, and of course he was just “All Boy”. Dreyton loved being outdoors playing with his brothers, cousins, and friends. He brought so much joy to his family and friends. Dreyton played football for the junior pro leagues of Smyrna Bulldogs and Oakland.

Dreyton was always seen on the sidelines after all of his football games, cheering for his brother “TJ”, and the teams within his league. He often loved to be a special helper during his Uncle Rod and Grandfather’s games. He wanted to be a Defensive Back in the NFL. His favorite football teams were Alabama Crimson Tide and the Greenbay Packers. He also loved the University of Kentucky’s basketball team and would tell you they are going to win the NCAA Tournament every year. Dreyton attended school in Rutherford County, at Mitchell Nielson and in Bedford County, at Liberty Way.

 At the time of his transition from his time with his family and friends here to his time with God, he continued loving nothing more than spending time with his family. Dreyton will always be remembered for being so loving, happy, laughing, and always smiling.

Dreyton was preceded in death by his great grandparents John William (Bertie Mae) Ewing of Shelbyville, TN, Andrew Jack (Lucy Mae) Sims, Sr. of Shelbyville, TN and John (Joy) Carpenter of Shawnee, CO.

Dreyton leaves to cherish his memories, his loving mother, Michelle Sims of Shelbyville, TN; devoted father, Andre Sims of Smyrna, TN; loving siblings, Daesun Sims of Tampa, FL, Mersaydes Vela of Shelbyville, TN, Kaleb Vela of Shelbyville, TN and Tahjay “TJ” Sims of Shelbyville, TN; devoted grandparents, Mary Sims of Smyrna, TN, Andrew Jack Jr. (Marilyn) Sims of LaVergne, TN, David (Susan) Carpenter of Shawnee, CO; devoted uncles, Rod Sims of  Smyrna, TN, Tyrek Collier of  Antioch, TN and Matthew Carpenter of Shawnee, CO; great uncles, William Ewing of Nashville, TN and Tommie Lee Sims of Columbus, OH; loving aunts, Shameka Sims of Smyrna, TN and Valerie Carpenter of Shawnee, CO; great aunts, Karen Johnson of Shelbyville, TN, Lisa Sparrow of Shelbyville, TN and Gayle Sparrow Maher of Shelbyville, TN; special cousins, Alexus Spinks of Smyrna, TN, Aneesia Spinks of Smyrna, TN and Xavier Hamby of Smyrna, TN; along with a host of devoted cousins, family and friends of the family.