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.

Mrs. Gloria Jean Lane

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June 21, 1947 – February 27, 2019

Service

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

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

Interment
Johnson Road Cemetery
Christiana, Tennessee

Gloria Jean Fletcher Lane transitioned peacefully the morning of Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the age of 71.

Gloria was born June 21, 1947 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to the late William C. Fletcher, Sr. and Sue J. Fletcher. She was one of 10 children, five of which proceeded her in death; William (BT), Elbert, Evelyn, Mildred Sue and Wilma Gail.

Gloria Jean lived a lavished, well-traveled life. She was a woman of the world, she loved to get dressed up, have a cocktail, eat good food and have a good time. She loved to dance and often told stories of hanging out and dancing with the late great James Brown when he came to town.

After leaving her family home, she moved to Virginia where she received her chefs license. Shortly thereafter, she moved to the great state of New York where she worked various jobs and catered parties.

While in New York, she married the late Curtis Lane who transitioned to be with the Lord during his early adult years.

New York wasn’t big enough for Gloria’s personality, so she packed her bags and moved to the windy city, Chicago, IL where she worked as a chef for several organizations including Columbus Park Nursing Home for over 20 years and Dominick’s Finer Food for over 15 years where she later retired. Soon after, she decided to return home to Murfreesboro, TN, her final resting place.

She is survived by four sisters, Betty Lou Cooper who led her to Christ, Ruby Lee Butler, Dorothy Foster and her baby girl Barbara Allen. Although Gloria Jean did not have children of her own, she leaves to cherish her memories, her spiritually adopted children, Wanda Frierson and Veronica Allen; her spiritual grandbaby T’yanna Coleman; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Brennan Scott Harris

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April 3, 2002 – February 15, 2019

Service

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

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

Interment
Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield Community
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Brennan Scott Harris was born on Wednesday, April 3, 2002.  On Friday, February 15, 2019, at the age of 16, Brennan transitioned from this earthly life.

Brennan was a junior in High School where he had attended both Riverdale and Oakland High Schools.  He loved to hang out with his friends at Barfield park and play basketball.  He loved fashion and had his own unique style.

Brennan leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted mother, Jacqueline Ruth Harris; father, Shane Allen Leyden;   step-father,  Derrick Hubbard; three brothers, Gabriel Harris, Landen Harris and Jacob Harris; one step-sisters, Mikayla Hubbard; half-sister, Brooklynn Hubbard; grandmother, JoAnn Harris; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Mr. Larry D. Massey

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October 1, 1955 – February 14, 2019

Service

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
307 Maple Street W.
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Interment
Pleasant View Cemetery
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Larry Massey, age 63, of Fayetteville, TN, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Southern TN Regional Hospital in Winchester, TN.  He was born October 1, 1955 to the late James Howard Massey and May Frances Dismukes Massey.

Larry’s occupation was a cement finisher for about 15 years.  He joined Saint Paul AME Church early on in life and he will be truly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Stella May Ridley Massey; brother, Robert L. Massey; and godmother, Annie Lou McMullen.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his aunt, Virginia Shelton of Kent, Washington; two brothers, Eddie Ray Massey and James Howard Massey Jr. of Fayetteville, TN; two sisters, Yolonda Massey Jefferson of Fayetteville, TN and Allison Massey of Nashville, TN; step-sisters and brothers, Bridgett (Troy) Hopkins, Elizabeth Denham, Vanessa Jumper, Roy Allen Jr., Tommy Allen, Nathanial Allen and Robert Allen; sisters and brothers-in-law, Inez Massey, Janice Reynolds, Cherry Harris, Drexell Ridley and Tanzie Ridley; devoted cousins, Anthony Bailey and Ann Bailey; 18 nieces and 8 nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Lillian Jeanette Daniel

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January 14, 1936 – February 2, 2019

Service

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Lillian Jean Daniel was born on January 14, 1939 to the late Thomas and Lizzie Brame.  She graduated from Bedford County Training School.

She was a member at Highway 231 Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, TN.  She worked as a house keeper for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Mack; two sons, John Allison, Jr. and Dwight Allison; and two grandchildren, Dwane Allison and Tynisha Allison.

Lillian leaves behind her devoted son, Jeff (Brenda) Allison; daughters, Glenda (Horace) Smotherman and Vicky Allison; grandchildren, William Allison, Jr., Nicole Reese, Jeanette Smotherman, Travis Smotherman, Tomeka Allison, Anthony Allison, Tolandra Benson, Jason Hill, Constance Kenney, Tia Braston and Deshaun Braston; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.