Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Stroble

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May 3, 1940 – August 26, 2018

Services

Friday, August 31, 2018
Lie In State: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Silver Springs Missionary Baptist Church
129 Mill Lane
Smyrna, Tennessee

Interment
Silver Springs Cemetery
Smyrna, Tennessee

This is the story of Mary Elizabeth (Lewis) Stroble.  Mary, better known as Mae Mae, was a wonderful woman who loved the Lord.

Mary’s story starts on May 3, 1940 and ended on August 26, 2018 at St. Thomas Hospital, Murfreesboro, TN; the oldest child to the late Jesse Lewis and Rebecca (Ridley) Lewis.  Mary was born in Rutherford County where she attended public schools.  She later found the Lord at an early age where she did great works for the Lord.

Mary loved to cook and listen to gospel preaching and singing.  She loved the gospel greats, such as Dorothy Love Coates, Brooklyn Allstars and especially Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers, but this is nothing new to all that knew her.  Mary was known for her abilities to lead songs at her home church, Grace Missionary Baptist Church and she was also a member of Silver Springs M.B. Church.  She also used her harmonic contralto voice with the Smyrna Aires of Smyrna, TN.  Mary was united in holy matrimony to Robert Linwood Stroble.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Rebecca (Ridley) Lewis; daughter, Rosalind Stroble Russell; sister, Doll Sue Lewis; and brother, Steve R. Lewis.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory, three children, Jacqueline Tina Stroble, Rowland Lynn (Mechelle) Stroble and Corretta Andrea (Stroble) Bynum; son-in-law Joseph Michael Russell; twelve grandchildren, Theron Cannon, Tyrone Cannon, Valencia Johnson, Vatia Stroble, Vondrael Stroble, Vashawna Stroble, Quinton Stroble, Alexander Stroble, Victoria Stroble, Marcus Martin, Timothy Russell and Michael Joseph Russell; sister, Rachel L. Lewis; one nephew, Ashanti Law; devoted cousin, Diane (Clark) Patterson; and a host of great grandchildren, family and friends.

Jaivon Dashawn Broach

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March 10, 2000 – August 23, 2018

Service

Friday, August 31, 2018
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

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

Interment
Private Family Burial

Jaivon Dashawn Broach, age 18, passed away. He is survived by his parents, Ona Broach and Terrance Hawkins; one sister, Delena Cooper; grandparents, Cheryl (Mark) Bedwell; along with a host of other relatives and friends. 

 

Lillie M. Boykin

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August 20, 1950 – August 20, 2018

Service

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Family Visitation: 2:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 3:00 P.M.

Destiny Center Church
1510 Memorial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Evergreen Cemetery
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

“This is not goodbye, but see ya later. Love ya.”

Lillie M. Boykin departed this life on August 20, 2018 in Murfreesboro, TN.

Lillie M. Boykin was born August 20, 1950 to the late Will Herman and Mary Lee Talley in Westfield, Alabama. She gave her life to Christ at a very young age at Saint Paul AME Church in Fairfield, Alabama. She was active in Sunday School, Children’s Choir and Youth Usher Board. She later continued her service unto the Lord at True Victory Church, where she often shared her love and motherly wisdom.

Lillie was educated in the Westfield and Fairfield Alabama School System. She also later pursued a degree in nursing. This field of study allowed her to pursue her true passion of loving, caring and giving to others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Will Herman and Mary Lee Talley, her brother, Larry Gene Talley and son, Woodrow Boykin.

Her memory will be cherished by her children, Wendy (Jerome) Epps, Willie (Altonette) Sanders, Anthony (Octavia) Caldwell and Yvette (John) Boykin. Her legacy of loving and giving was not limited to her occupation but overflowed in her love for her grandchildren, Jertoriya (Jeremy) Fields, D’Juan (Megan) Epps, D’Marco (Ellen) Boykin, Devin Epps, Brittney Sanders, William Sanders, Isabella Holland, Antonesha Mixon, Amber House, Carek Fagin, Comoor Fagin, Chris Caldwell, Reagan Caldwell, Justice Caldwell and Roderick Caldwell; great-grandchildren Kenydee Fields, Carter Epps and Roman Epps; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and life-long friends, Joann Butler, Cheryl Stonewall-Berry and Janice Lucky.

 

Mr. Thomas Lee Kemp

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November 7, 1937 – August 17, 2018

Memorial Service
Thursday, August 23, 2018
1:00 P.M.

St. Paul AME Church
521 College Street
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Mr. Thomas Lee Kemp, age 80, passed away peacefully at his home, Friday, August 17th. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Kemp; one daughter, Miriam Kemp; one grandson, Justin Leath; three sisters, Marilyn Commodore, Carolyn (Leon) Black and Brenda Coleman; one brother, James Kemp, Jr.; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Mrs. Annie Pearl Bean Bailey

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February 20, 1944 –  August 16, 2018

Service

Monday, August 20, 2018
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Mulberry Cemetery
Mulberry, Tennessee

Mrs. Annie Pearl Bean Bailey was born February 20, 1944 to the late Fred Bean, Sr. and Annie Cannon Bean in Booneville, Tennessee.  She left this earthly life on Thursday, August 16, 2018. 

Mrs. Annie was educated in the Lincoln County School System at West End High School.  She then received her Bachelor and Associates Degrees at McKendree University in Louisville, KY.

Mrs. Annie was blessed and highly favored.  She was baptized into Christ at Elm Street Church of Christ in Lynchburg, Tennessee and later in life, moved her membership to Bird Street Church of Christ in Shelbyville, Tennessee where she was a faithful member until her passing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Bean, Sr. and Annie Cannon Bean; sister, Nan Trollinger; and two brothers, Fred Bean, Jr. and Bobby Bean.

Mrs. Annie Bailey leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Darrell Bailey and Corwyn Bailey; two sisters, Mary (Walter) Wright and Melody Dalton; three brothers, Jerry Bean, Thomas (Margaret) Bean and Stanley Bean; special friends, Kevin and Kayla Rhodes, Clifford McClain, Glenn (Sammie) Johnson, Larry Woodard and Sonya Marable; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Rosalind Lynn Stroble Russell

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May 19, 1964 – August 11, 2018

Services

Friday, August 17, 2018
Family Visitation: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Silver Springs Missionary Baptist Church
129 Mill Lane
Smyrna, Tennessee

Interment
Silver Springs Cemetery
Smyrna, Tennessee

Rosalind Lynn Stroble Russell was born on May 19. 1964 to the proud parents of Mary Elizabeth Lewis Stroble and Robert L. Stroble.

She accepted Christ at an early age at Grace Baptist Church Smyrna, TN.  She was educated in Rutherford could public schools and received her associated degree at National College.

Rosalind will be remembered best for her smile, singing, cooking, loyalty to her family and friends and her devotion to God and the church.

Rosalind will be eternally cherished by her memory, devoted husband, Michael Joseph Russell; children, Marcus L. Martin of McMinnville, TN, Michael Joseph (Alexia) Russell, Jr. and Timothy David Russell both of LaVergne, TN; devoted mothers, Mary Elizabeth Stroble of Murfreesboro, TN and Rose Stroble; father, Robert L. Stroble of Richmond, VA; five grandchildren; six sisters, Shanta Alexander, Thomasine Stroble, Angela Stroble all of Richmond, VA, Kim Stroble of Clearwater, FL, devoted sisters, Jaqueline Stroble and Corretta Stroble both of Murfreesboro, TN; two brothers, twin brother, Rowland Lynn (Michelle) Stroble of Murfreesboro, TN and Leonard Stroble of Atlanta, GA; aunt, Rachel Lewis; great aunt, Elizabeth Mcburrows of Detroit, MI; uncle, Eugene Russell; brothers-in-law, Marvin Russell, Jimmy (Elizabeth) Russell, Willie Russell all of Madison, TN and Clarence (Lynn) Russell of Louisville, KY; devoted sisters-in-law, Bernice Woods and Delorise Russell; devoted caretakers, Andrea Stroble, Tina Stroble and Felicia Holman; devoted friends, Joyce Miles, Dorothy Williams, Kentrell Charles, Gwen Anthony, Evangelist Purley and Evangelist Mayberry; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Bessie A. Smotherman Stroud

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September 18, 1931 – August 6, 2018

Service
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

New Beginnings Christian Center
3475 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro,  Tennessee

Interment
Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield Community
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Born on September 18, 1931 in Christiana, TN. Bessie Allen was the seventh child of Charlie and Lucy Ann (Morgan) Smotherman. In her early life she attended Rutherford County Schools, later she moved to Mt. Pleasant to live with her older brother Robert and his wife Alberta Smotherman, there she graduated from Clark Training School in 1952. Bessie attended Tennessee State University and received an Associate Degree.

Bessie was a woman of Christian faith who believed in the power of prayer and with that and her trust in God, she later relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio where she attended Christ Hospital School of Nursing and received her LPN license. In 1956 Bessie married James Stroud and to this union was born Sidney and Quanda. Together, they had a blended family with 3 daughters and 3 sons. Although separated, Bessie and Jimmy never divorced, and they maintained a close relationship until his passing in 2014.

Bessie also attended the historic Poro Beauty College where she became a licensed cosmetologist. She worked in various salons until 1974 and while still employed as a hospital nurse she opened her own salon, “Charms, Clips and Curls.” She was an award-winning stylist and a successful business owner who had loyal customers who followed her until she sold her shop and relocated back to Nashville. Bessie continued her nursing career for 50 years and retired from Trevecca Nursing and Rehabilitation in Nashville after 10 years of dedicated service. 

Bessie was welcomed into eternal life by her parents Charlie and Lucy; Jimmy, her spouse of 58 years; five brothers, Ellie Bea, Robert, Wayman, Grady, Andrew Smotherman; two sisters, Lucy Bell White and Emma Butler; two step-sons, James Jr. and Arthur Stroud; and her first-born beloved granddaughter, Ashiwa Stroud-Thompkins.

She is survived by daughters, Tonya Stroud and Quanda Stroud; son, Sidney Smotherman; sisters, Respy Elizabeth Robinson and Katherine Claude; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.