Ms. Mary Belle Johnson

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June 29, 1942 – May 31, 2019

Service

Friday,  June 7, 2019
Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M – 6:00 P.M
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro,  TN

Saturday,  June 8, 2019
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Cherry Grove M.B. Church
4078 Yeargan Road
Murfreesboro,  Tennessee

Interment
Johnson Road Cemetery
Christiana,  Tennessee

Ms. Mary Belle Johnson was born June 29, 1942 in Murfreesboro, TN to the late Frank Johnson and the late Delida Johnson. She went home to be with the Lord on May 31, 2019. It was a peaceful transition at the age of 76.

She was a graduate of Holloway High School where she ran track with Wilma Rudolph. She was employed by Academy Loose Leaf for over 20 years.

Mary was a beautiful person with a wonderful joyous heart. Being around Maybell guaranteed a good time and a lot of laughter. She was a loyal member of Stone River P.B. Church where she joined under the leadership of Pastor John C. Lee.

She was one of the founding members of the gospel group “The Wonderettes”, which performed for over 30 years in the Nashville, Murfreesboro area.

Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Cornise “Grilly” Johnson; three sisters, Stella Hailey, Regina Johnson and Brenda “Honka” Johnson; one brother, Harold “Peter” Johnson; one nephew, John “June Bug” Nance; and one grandson, Larry Gamble.

She leaves to morn her passing, one uncle, Acie Lawrence; one daughter, Kitty Johnson; two sons, Vincent (Amy) Johnson and Kelvin Johnson; one sister, Zonna Johnson; six brothers, Clifton (Darlene) Johnson, Clinton (Virginia) Johnson, Kenneth (Carolyn) Johnson, Larry (Donna) Johnson, Ronnie (Nancy) Johnson and Joe Frank (Vonda) Johnson; grandchildren, Jermillya, Shakendra and Regga-Nay Johnson, LaNay Gamble, Tiara Bailey, Justin Rucker, Aleshia Buford and Cedric Meneese; devoted friend, Judy Batten; and a host of cousins, family and friends.

 

Mrs. Rosie May Nelson

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October 22, 1948 – May 30, 2019

Service

Saturday,  June 8, 2019
Public Viewing: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro,  TN

Sunday, June 9, 2019
Family Visitation: 4:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 5:00 P.M.

New Vision Baptist Church
1750 North Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Stones River Cemetery
Murfreesboro,  Tennessee

Rosie “May” Nelson was born October 22, 1948 to the late Rosie and Gabe Chesterfield in Barfield, Tn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Nelson, Sr.; brothers-in-law, Jerry Nelson and Johnny Nelson; sister-in-law, Judy Nelson; nephew, Andre’ Chesterfield; and great nephew, Latre Lillard.

May attended Rutherford County public schools until her senior year at Holloway High School. She dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and was a member of Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church where she was choir member and later joined the Mother’s Board. May also enjoyed cooking all types of food so much that her and her sister, Gloria Gaines started a catering business, Sister to Sister. She was very involved with her children and traveled many places. Dixie Travelers, Traveling Stars, CFC, etc. May played softball and basketball but loved bowling and received many awards for winning competitions.

May leaves to cherish her lasting memories, her children, Cynthia Nelson, Richard C. (Shantavia) Nelson, Sharonica (Selwyn) Jones and Gaberial Nelson; sisters, Gloria (Frank) Gaines, Fatima Chesterfield, Thelma Chesterfield, Velma (Bruce) Mitchell and Darlene Chesterfield; brothers, Larry (Elaine) Chesterfield, Andrew Chesterfield, Jerry (Toni) Chesterfield, Jessie Chesterfield and Donald Chesterfield; grandchildren, Latreka (Terrance) Hughes, LaShonda (Robert, Jr.) Gooch, Rodriques Alexander, Richard (Maurie) Nelson, III., Solei Nelson, Steven Nelson, Savion Jones, Daryl McGee, Gaberial Nelson, Jonathan Nelson, Jamecyn Bowen and Jaaziah Bowen; eight great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Martha Tuggle, Sarah (Jerry) Holman, Marion Nelson and Jimmie Gertrude Shannon; brothers-in-law, Tommy (Betty) Nelson, George (Vanessa) Nelson, William (Marie) Nelson, Sr., Albert (Judy) Nelson, Clarence (Deborah) Nelson and Pleas (Jenee’) Nelson; along with a host of other relatives and friends

Ms. Jo Ann Webster

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March 4, 1947 – May 27, 2019

Service

Friday, June 7, 2019
Public Viewing: 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Hart Street Church of Christ
11 Hart St., Nashville, TN

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Hart Street Church of Christ
11 Hart Street
Nashville, Tennessee

Interment
Dry Creek Cemetery
Madison, Tennessee

Jo Ann, the eldest daughter of Isaiah and Hattie Webster, was born on Tuesday, March 4, 1947 in Mt. Pleasant, TN.

Jo Ann received her education in the Davidson County Public School System. She obeyed the gospel and was baptized into Christ at an early age. She was a longtime member of the Hart Street Church of Christ.

Jo Ann was an exemplary employee at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for 37 years as an X-ray Technician and Manager. She performed her work with commitment and competence. She was a caring and loving person who also possessed a good sense of humor.

Jo Ann was highly regarded as the matriarch of the family. She found meaningful satisfaction in looking out for everyone in the family. She enjoyed and cherished family celebrations. Her annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfasts were eagerly anticipated!
Jo Ann was affectionately known to her family as “Nanny”. Her greatest love was spending time with her grandkids, who adored her! She also enjoyed eating out and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her devoted stepfather, Richard Williams and her sister, Doris Jean Webster.

She quietly departed this life on Memorial Day, Monday, June 27, 2019 at the Nashville General Hospital at Meharry.

She leaves to cherish her memory to her children, Terry Webster, Roshutta (Billy) Webster, Andrea Webster, Dont’ae Webster and Thomas Fennessee; sisters, Linda Webster, Vickie Webster, Gloria Webster, Diane Webster, Deborah Webster, Sadie Brown of Calumet City, IL and Dorethea Burns of Chicago, IL; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; devoted friends, Stanley Hamilton and Doretha Dowell; a host of nieces nephews, cousins and other friends; and her Hart Street Church family.

Mr. William Jeffery Allison

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February 4, 1955 – May 5, 2019

Service

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Galilee Primitive Baptist Church
809 Sevier Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

William Jeffery Allison passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5th, 2019. He was born February 4th, 1955 to the late John E. Allison and the late Jean (Allison) Daniel.

Jeffery attended Shelbyville city schools where he was a bright student. He loved baseball and was a great player. He was a kind and caring man who was beloved by many.

He attended Scotts Chapel during his childhood and later in life, became a member of Galilee Baptist in Shelbyville.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John L. Allison and Dwight A. Allison and infant son, Dwayne Allison.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Allison; children, William Jeffery (Lydia) Allison Jr., Nicole (Shane) Reese, Kim Braston, Tia Braston, Dashawn Braston, Constance (Lavelle) Kenney and Jason Hill; sister, Glenda (Horace) Smotherman; a host of grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Ms. Shirlonda Renee Frazier

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May 16, 1960 – March 24, 2019

Service

Friday, March 29, 2019
Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
at Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton St, Murfreesboro, TN

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church
4078 Yeargan Road
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Internment
Stones River Cemetery
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Shirlonda Renee Frazier was born May 16, 1960 to Judy Batten and the late Alfonza Webb. She went home peacefully to be with the Lord on March 24, 2019 at the age of 58. Shirlonda was a graduate of Riverdale High School. She attended MTSU and was a graduate of Daymar Institute.

Shirlonda was so well loved by all who knew her. She was a friend to so many, too numerous to name. She always had love, hugs and kisses for everyone. She was currently a healthcare employee and was favored by her clients. They loved and appreciated her loving and caring ways. Shirlonda also became a “Red Hatter” in which she loved the sisterhood and all the wonderful activities they shared together.

Shirlonda gave her life to Christ at an early age. She became a member of Stones River P.B. Church under Elder Keelam Hayes where she served faithfully until her passing. She loved singing in the choir, and she loved her church family. She also began singing with Just Friends in 1996. She was a faithful member and was a part of its growth and success; now called Christ Fellowship Chorale, they have been singing for over 20 years and she had been there all the way.

Shirlonda leaves to mourn her devoted mother, Judy Batten; god-daughter, Atalija Goodrich, Shirlonda was “God Mama” to her; brothers, Lamont Batten, Tracy Batten, Ernest Smith, Benny (Glenda) Smith and Carl McClain; sisters, Sherry Knox, Rochelle (Vular) Anderson and Rosalyn Davis; she also leaves to cherish her memory, aunts, Brenda Webb, Ruby Ellis, Donna Webb and Kerline Webb; her uncle, Michael Webb; great aunts, Rena Lawrence and Dorothy Lawrence; great uncle, Acie Lawrence; host of cousins, Fraziers, Lawrences, Webbs, family and friends.

Mrs. Linda Sue “Mama House” Carney

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December 21, 1949 – March 5, 2019

Service

Monday, March 11, 2019
Lie In State: 11:00 A.M.
Family Visitation: 12:30 P.M.
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

First Baptist Church
738 East Castle Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield Community
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:   II Timothy 4:6-7

Linda Sue “Mama House” Carney reached out and touched the face of God on March 5, 2019. She was the next to the last of 10 children; born to the late Elizabeth Smith and Reverend Jessie J. Chesterfield. She was born in Murfreesboro, TN where she attended Central High School. Linda was a loving and beautiful person with a contagious smile and loved to speak and sing about the Lord.

She was a woman of God who was a member of Faith Chapel Original Church of God under the leadership of the late Elder Dallas Green, the late Dr. Linda Kennedy, and now Pastor Monique Tillage-Malone. Linda attended her church faithfully and she also sung in the choir until she was physically unable to do so. She had a heart of gold and would give you her last. She always loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her sisters every chance she could!

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Elizabeth Chesterfield; sisters, Mary Alice King and Emma Dora Wilson; and brothers, Watt Chesterfield, Jim Chesterfield and Gabe Lee Chesterfield.

Linda leaves to cherish her memories, her children, Frances (Troy Holmes) Chesterfield, Darlene (Norman Smelley) Chesterfield and Cynthia (John) Anderson; sisters, Sally Ann Marable and Emma Lou Frazier; brother, Thomas Chesterfield; grandchildren, Shaterria (Brian Robinson) Bates, Tariq Davis, Darion Smelley, Traleicia Holmes, Ajah Smelley, Taliyah Holmes and Karri Anderson; great grandchild, Braelynn Robinson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Zelia Ann Webb Rucker

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September 25, 1948 – March 1, 2019

Service

Friday, March 8, 2019
Visitation: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Family Visitation: 2:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 3:00 P.M.

All Services at
Sand Hill Church of Christ
315 Fergus Road
LaVergne, Tennessee

Interment
Sand Hill Cemetery
LaVergne, Tennessee

Zelia Ann Webb Rucker (Ms. Zee) was born September 25, 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Cleotis Webb, Sr. and Berthene Webb. She transitioned into her eternal resting place on March 1, 2019.

Zelia attended Holloway High School in 1962 and graduated in 1966. After high school, she worked at Genesco as a foot model. Then she went into the medical field at Meharry Hubbard Hospital from 1978-1985 as an Electrocardiograph (EKG) technician. She transitioned from Meharry to southside Medical Group to continue being an EKG technician. She also worked many years at Mary’s Barbeque Pit while maintaining her full-time job in the medical field.

She dedicated her life at an early age at St. James C.M.E. Church. She also joined the following ministries, Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Greater View Primitive Baptist Church. She will always be remembered for her kindness and laughter that she brought to others and her giving heart.

Zelia is survived by her two daughters, Ytoka (Armond) Rucker Carter and Monquinta (Robert) Rucker Williams; siblings, Cleotis Webb Jr., Barbara Benimon, Clarence Webb, Valerie Webb, Maurice Webb and Kimley Webb; grandchildren, Christopher Brown, Armond Carter Jr., Jordan Carter, Xavier Carter, Timothy Smith Jr., Joshua Jackson; three devoted nieces, Lashunda Webb, Chitoka Webb and Kia (Marcus) Smith; three devoted friends, Beatrice Watkins, Dollye Graham and Lenora Lawrence; and a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.