Mrs. Bessie L. Summers

April 7, 1972 – October 1, 2020

Service

Friday, October 16, 2020

Family Visitation: 10:30 A.M.

Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

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Held at Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 East Burton Street

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Internment

Lovvorn Cemetery

987 Barfield Crescent Road

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Javarius Malone

May 28, 1988 – September 28, 2020

Service

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.

Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

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Cherry Grove M.B. Church

4078 Yeargan Road

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Interment

Malone Family Cemetery

Smyrna, Tennessee

On May 28, 1988 Javarius Farron Malone was born to Joe Frank Malone, Jr. and Michelle L. Flemings.  He gained his wings and transitioned from this earthly life on September 28, 2020.  He was the first grandchild, the first grandson and the first nephew so of course he was spoiled rotten.  “Vari” went to school in Rutherford County and played football from elementary through high school then graduated from Smyrna High School.  As the years went by, he became a father to four handsome boys whom he loved & cherished dearly.

“Vari” was preceded in death by his great grandparents: Walter Malone, Sr., Ross (Cassie) Flemings, James “Big Daddy” Johnson, Angie Malone and Willa Myers; grandparents: Michael Broyles, Sr., Hosea Brown, Sr. and Rollie Sneed; aunts and uncles: Bessie Peebles, JoAnn Reed, Charles Flemings, Johnetta Myers and Patricia Stewart; stepfather, Marcus Malone; a devoted cousin, James Sneed, Jr.; and very special friend, Jessica Carpenter.

“Vari” was an excellent cook, who loved writing lyrics.  He spent time keeping things in place and he sure could clean.  “Vari” was a good person with a good heart.

WE LOVE YOU AND WE ARE GONNA MISS YOU VARI!

He leaves to cherish his loving but a never forgotten memory, children; Jacarius Malone, JaVonni Malone, Jasiahn Bates and Jamarius Malone, loving and devoted parents; Michelle L. Flemings and Joe Frank Malone, Jr.; siblings; Michesio Nelson, Takieta Hugle, Travion Flemings, Jaylon Malone and Jakiya Malone; devoted grandparents: Linda Sneed, Bertha Brown, Joe Frank (Janie) Malone, Sr., Devern Washington and one great grandmother, Maggie Johnson; aunts: Twana (Michelle) Malone, Ronnessa, Makella and Lakella Ivy, Kendrea Washington, Jovonni George and Micheka & Carmen Broyles; uncles: Larrell (Shonda) Flemings, Michael Broyles, Jr., Michael Broyles III and Hosea Brown, Jr.; three nieces and three nephews; special great aunts; Daisy Sneed, Barbara Batey, devoted cousin, Gregory Sneed and dear friend, Minleshia Martin along with an enormous amount of family and friends.

Mr. Kalvin Lanier

January 30, 1957 – September 21, 2020

Service

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon

Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

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All Services Held At

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

824 Lipscomb Street

Shelbyville, Tennessee

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Interment

Lanier/Morton Cemetery

Shelbyville, Tennessee

Mr. Kalvin Lanier, of Unionville, Tennessee, was born 63 years ago on January 30, 1957 to the late Aaron Lanier of Rover Tennessee and the late Eula P. Lanier of College Grove, Tennessee.  Mr. Lanier passed away after a long extended illness.  He attended Community High School and a long time worker at Square D.  He was an outstanding father, grandfather, brother and friend.  Kalvin had a heart of Gold.

His memories will be cherished by his daughter, Kim Harris of Shelbyville, TN; five grandchildren, A’lantae, A’vante, A’kara, A’Nayah and Aaryn (AJ); brother, Thomas A. Lanier; four loving sisters, Judy (Thomas) Jahnson, Sabrina (Terrance) Martin of Cowan, TN, Varina Cobb and Vanassa (Robert) Gainey; brother in law, Johnny Jordan; devoted niece, Courtney Martin; devoted mother in law, Emma Jeoin Lentz, devoted friend, Tammy Overton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Michael Anthony “Rat” Webb

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November 19, 1965 – August 18, 2020

Services

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Held at
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Sunday, August 23, 2020
Graveside Service: 2:00 P.M.

Johnson Road Cemetery
6674 Johnson Road
Christiana, Tennessee 37037

Mr. Micheal Anthony “Rat” Webb was born on November 19, 1965 and at the age of 54, he passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Webb; children, Christopher Thorton, Tyrone Ransom, LaTosha (Curry) Davis, Tomicka (Kenneth) Gregory, Toneisha (Jerry) Lee and Stepfon (Elizabeth) Ransom; mother, Evelina Webb;  24 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; Special father in law, Charlie (Robbie) Jones; sister in law, Brenda Freeman; aunts, Linda Wade, Juanita (Johnny) Woods and devoted aunt, Estella (Freeman) Johnson; one uncle, Billy Allen Webb; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. Charlie Lee Wade

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June 6, 1936 – August 14, 2020

Service

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

Smith Fork Tabernacle
2701 Halls Hill Pike
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Evergreen Cemetery
Murfreesboro,  Tennessee

Hebrew 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Mr. Charlie Lee Wade, affectionately known as the #1 Jig, was born in Murfreesboro, TN to the late John F. and Mamie Wade on June 6, 1936. After 84 years of servitude on earth, God gave him his wings on Friday, August 14, 2020.

Upon his confession of faith in Jesus Christ, at age 14, he was baptized at the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church.  He faithfully served as a deacon for many years.  Charlie moved his membership to Stones River United Methodist Church where he also faithfully served as Administrative Chair, Trustee and choir member.  Charlie suffered a stroke in 1990 and was partially paralyzed on his left side, but that did not stop him from driving the red HHR or his gray pick-up truck with the souped-up muffler to church every Sunday morning, and was usually the first to arrive.  He sat in the fourth row of pews on the right side and walked in with bible and song book in hand.  At Wednesday night bible study, he was always there with his notebook taking notes and asking the pastor questions because he said he enjoyed learning new things in the Bible.  Charlie was called on regularly to pray.  He was a diligent intercessor.  He read his bible and studied God’s words every day. 

Shiloh and Holloway Schools, parts of the Rutherford County School System, is where Charlie received his education. 

The United States Air Force welcomed Charlie in 1957 and he served for six years as a Military Air Policeman.  After 30 years with United Service Equipment, he retired. His last specialty before retirement was Supervisor of the Fabricating Assembly.

Traveling with his family was a great joy to Charlie. He thoroughly enjoyed visiting family in Georgia, Florida and many family trips to the mountains in both Gatlinburg, TN and Helen, GA. 

Preceding Charlie in his transition are his lovely wife of 22 years, Evelyn Anderson Wade; sons, Wandell Ray Spivey, Tracey Lynn Spivey, Kenneth Lawrence Green and Oatis Green, Jr.

A strong legacy remains standing in Charlie’s honor, seven children, Wanda Faye Green, Kelvin (Michelle) Green, Ronald (Cynthia) Spivey, Howard (Kim) Spivey II (Sacramento, CA), Donald Avery Spivey (Antioch, TN), Timothy (Tracy) Spivey and Terrence (Karen) Spivey;         27 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Addie Malone (Richmond, IN); brother, John Wade; sisters, Lorene (Charlie) Richardson, Charlene Swader, Wilma (JB) Miller, Dorothy Vaughter and Lillie Swader; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Akesha Chesterfield

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November 29, 1979 – August 11, 2020

Service

Sunday, August 16, 2020
Public Viewing: 3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
at Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Monday, August 17, 2020
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M

Held at
Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church
4122 Old Nashville Highway
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Emory Cemetery
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Ms. Akesha Yolanda Chesterfield was born on November 29, 1979 in Murfreesboro, TN to Mrs. Gloria (Frank) Gaines and the late Mr. James William Alexander.  Akesha was called to rest on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Stonecrest Medical Center in Smyrna, TN.

Akesha received her education from Smyrna High School and Kaplan University.  She was very smart and received honors with achieving the highest test scores in the school.  Akesha was also acknowledged by the Who’s Who among High School students.  She also enjoyed cooking, styling hair and being a woman of fashion.

Akesha accepted Christ at a tender age and united with Ebenezer P.B. Church where she sung in the choir.

She was preceded in death by her father, James W. Alexander; sister, Makela Alexander; and aunt, Rosie M. Nelson (her twin).

Akesha leaves to celebrate her memories, her mother, Gloria (Frank) Gaines; children, Jamarcus Chesterfield, Isaiah Boone, James Boone and Ianiah Boone; her sisters, Pamela Lillard, Shatika (Michael) Price, Yolanda Alexander and Millie Gaines; brothers, Nicholas (Felicia) Chesterfield, Frank Gaines, III, Franklin “Juan” Gaines, James Alexander, Shondell (Gabby) Alexander and Jazz Alexander; devoted friend, Anthony “Tony” Lavalias; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles cousins and friends.

Bernadette R. Evans

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December 15, 1946 – August 6, 2020

Memorial Service
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
1:00 P.M.

Held at
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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On August 6, 2020, our beloved Bernadette R. Evans transitioned to her heavenly home. Born December 15, 1946, to the late Leslie Lorenzo Evans, Jr. and Elizabeth Lark in Washington, D.C., Bernadette affectionately known as “Brandy”, was the eldest of three children. She was a longstanding member of Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by both her parents; and sons, William David Berry Jr., and Leslie Lorenzo Berry.

She is survived by her children, Angelique Berry, Desiree Berry Savoy and Tyree (Yvonne) Watson; stepmother, Geraldine Evans; one sister, Diedre Evans; one brother, Jeffrey (Jeannette) Evans; several grandchildren: Kierra Berry Baker, John Anthony Savoy II, Tatiana Savoy, Dontae Lippert, Kiandra Batts, Nautica, Kayla, Treshon, Micah, Jasiah and Jada Berry, Cristian, Brooklyn and Aaliyah Watson, and Destiny Gunn; six great grandchildren, Zyon Kamara, Zaria Barber, Amerah Batts, Ivy Berry Smith, King Aries Lippert and Avaya Savoy Daniels; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Anita Collette Norris

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March 20, 1975 – July 29, 2020

Service

Saturday, August 1, 2020
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Hwy 231 Church of Christ
4331 Shelbyville Hwy
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Lovvorn Cemetery
987 Barfield Rd
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Anita Collette Norris, age 45, passed away Wednesday, July 29th, 2020.

She is survived by her children, Demond, Mikita, Keosha, Davicia, Danesha, Damion, Daquisha and Dasia; mother, Sarah (Jerry) Holman; father, Charles Norris; siblings, Delores Woods, Donna K. (Jeffrey) Pillow, Janie Nelson, Patrina Norris and Eddie Terrell (Dorothy) Smith; seven grandchildren; best friend, Kanetha Verge Cantrell; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Jace Markwez Tyson

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July 22, 1995 – 2020

Services

Friday, August 21, 2020
Public Visitation: 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Visitation: 11:30 A.M.
Private Family Service
(Maximum of 50 people)
Memorial Service: 12:00 Noon

All held at
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Jace Markwez Tyson transitioned to his heavenly home at a very young age of twenty-four. He was born July 22, 1995 in Enterprise, AL to Marcus P. Tyson and Pamela Langston.

Jace graduated from Siegel High School in 2013 where he played sports: football, baseball, and ran track. He attended Troy University in Troy, AL, Enterprise State Community College in Enterprise, Al and Motlow in Smyrna, Tn. Jace worked for Geodis-Starbucks.

Although he loved sports, he was a young man who also dreamed of writing music and starting a clothing line.

Jace loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He leaves to cherish his memory, his Mom, Pamela Stone (Demond), his Father, Marcus P. Tyson (April); Brothers, Javen Tyson and Landon Stone; Sisters, Marli Tyson, Jakcen Tyson and Phoenix Stone; Grandmother, Carolyn M. Tyson, Grandfather, Willie (Oretha) Tyson, Grandmother Johnnie Hastings; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.