Juan De Dios Hernandez

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July 20, 2000 – October 27, 2018


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Public Viewing: 5:30 P.M.
Sand Hill Church of Christ
315 Fergus Rd., LaVergne, TN

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Funeral Mass: 11:00 A.M.

St. Luke’s Catholic Church
10682 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, Tennessee

Sand Hill Cemetery
LaVergne, Tennessee

Hoy que gozas de completa felicidad y paz, nos dejas con las mejores memorias sobre tu sonrisa, tus ganas de vivir, bailar y amor para tu familia. Extrañaremos tu presencia pero vives en nuestros corazones por toda la eternidad.

“Glorifica mi alma al Señor y mi espíritu se llena de gozo, al contemplar la bondad de Dios mi Salvador. Porque ha puesto la mirada en la humilde sierva suya y ved aquí el motivo porque me tendrán por dichosa y feliz todas las generaciones. Pues ha hecho en mi favor, cosas grandes y maravillosas, él que es Todopoderoso y su nombre infinitamente santo, cuya misericordia se extiende de generación en generación, a todos cuantos le temen. Extendió el brazo de su poder, y disipo el orgullo de los soberbios, trastornando sus designios. Desposeyó a los poderosos y elevó a los humildes. A los necesitados los llenó de bienes y a los ricos los dejó sin cosa alguna. Exaltó a Israel su siervo, acordándose de él por su gran misericordia y bondad. Así como lo había prometido a nuestro padre Abraham y a toda su descendencia por los siglos de los siglos.”   Amén

Mr. Robert McDonald

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April 19, 1929 – October 27, 2018


Friday, November 2, 2018
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Neal’s Temple Presbyterian Church
313 Maple Street West
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Pleasant View Cemetery
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Robert McDonald was born on April 19, 1929 to the late Lucy Bonner McDonald and John McDonald.  He went home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2018.

Robert worked in the dry-cleaning industry for a number of years.  He was the first black announcer at the local radio station WEKR and was known by the DJ name, Uncle Ned.  Robert was a co-founding member of The Heavenly Stars, a gospel group known for their distinctive harmony, and they were the opening act for such artists as Sam Cooke and the Staple Singers.  Robert was also manager and lead singer of another gospel group called The Melodyaires, which was formed after The Heavenly Stars, and he possessed a beautiful baritone singing voice, which both his sons, John and Larry, inherited.  Robert also served as a board member for the Fayetteville Housing Authority for several years.

He was a lifelong member of Neal’s Temple C.P. Church in Fayetteville.  He served as Elder, Superintendent of Sunday School, Church Clerk, Representative for the Regional Elk River Presbytery, and was an active member of his Church until his illness.   He was a role model and confidante to many of the church leaders, and many viewed him as a father figure.  He was recognized for his spiritual gift of knowledge and would often minister to the congregation during the pastor’s absence.

He married the love of his life, Irene Jones McDonald, on December 17, 1945, and to this union four children were born.  Robert was devoted to his family and enjoyed the bond he shared with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Robert is preceded in death by his wife, parents and seven siblings:  Henry, George A., John (Bubba), Thomas, Melvin and Fred (Moon) McDonald, and sister, Marie Howard.

He leaves to cherish his memories:  two sons, John Robert (Irene P.) McDonald of Murfreesboro, TN; Larry Carlton (Jacqueline) McDonald of Austin, TX; two daughters, Pamela M. (William) Stephens of Huntsville, AL; and Angela M. Hopkins of Fayetteville, TN; sister-in-law, Isabell McDonald (Detroit, MI); brother-in-law, Eugene (Alice) Jones of Dayton, OH; devoted friends of the family, Carol C. and Tony Foster of Fayetteville, and Mary G. McDonald of Fayetteville; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. George A. Collier

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November 9, 1935 – October 15, 2018


Thursday,  October 18, 2018
Family Visitation: 2:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 3:00 P.M.

Sand Hill Church of Christ
315 Fergus Road
LaVergne, Tennessee

George A. Collier was born in Rutherford County TN to his parents, Fred James Collier, Sr. and Ellen Alberta Brown Collier.  To this union, three children were born, Fred Jr., Annie Seline and George.

George was educated in the Rutherford County School System where he attended Silver Springs Elementary School and Holloway High School in Murfreesboro, TN.

He was baptized at an early age at Silver Springs Missionary Baptist Church where he served as an usher.  Later in his years, he united with Sand Hill Church of Christ.

George served in the Army for several years.  Upon his return, he married Betty J. Mayes and to this union, nine children were born.

George and his brother Joe had a Construction Company for many years and later he worked for Middle TN Electric Company where he retired.

George leaves to cherish his memories, loving wife, Betty Collier; children, George Jr. (Mary), Larry, Eli, Lacy, Tracy (Trinette), Stacey (Bruce) and Roberta; sisters, Annie Bass and Joyce Christman; 18 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a great host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. Lloyd P. Wilkerson

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November 14, 1944 – October 22, 2017


Saturday, October 28, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Crystal Fountain Church
3109 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, Tennessee

Sand Hill Cemetery
La Vergne, Tennessee

Lloyd Peter Wilkerson was born November 14, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Clarence Wilkerson and Victoria “Lillie” Wilkerson. Lloyd attended Houma Public Schools and graduated from Southdown High School in 1962. After high school, Lloyd moved to Kentucky for Job Corp.

He is preceded in death by his sister ,Edna Wilkerson.

Lloyd worked for Nashville Wire as a  Machine Operator Specialist for over 40 years.

Lloyd was a complete gentleman. Lloyd was a man of a few words but you knew the love honor and respect that he had for his wife. He cherished his wife Georgia. (you can reword this but he LOVED my granny and I know he would want that stated) Always kind to everyone he met. Lloyd enjoyed fishing, swimming, and playing tennis in his free time.

Lloyd was baptized at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. He later moved his membership to Crystal Fountain Outreach Ministries in Nashville, TN and was a faithful and active member until his health begin  to fail him.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Georgia, children Cordale Wilkerson and Lerance Wilkerson ;step children, Melvin Parrish Jr, Cassandra Bentley (Michael), Michael Parrish (Mary Ann), Adrian Parrish (Latamarah), Clifford Parrish(Jackie);  two grandchildren, Colbi Wilkerson and Taylor Patterson; great grandchild Charli Patterson; sisters, Vera (Cornelius) Bolden, Barbara Ward, Joyce Wilkerson, Andrea (Zilton) Lawson , and Linda Wilkerson; brothers, Raymond Wilkerson, Newman (Audretta) Wilkerson; a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends; and devoted friends Richard Johnson and Beverly Wilkerson.

Mrs. Maria Josefa Del Rio Reyes

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March 19, 1974 – October 21, 2017


Monday, October 23, 2017
Visitation: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb St., Shelbyville, TN

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Funeral Mass: 2:00 P.M.

St. William of Montevergine Catholic Church
500 S Brittain Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Maria Josefa Del Rio Reyes, edad 43, fallecio Sabado, 21 de Octubre, ella es sobrevivida por su esposo Virgilio Ozorio Munoz; por sus hijas, Michelle, Erendida y Leslie Ozorio Del Rio, y un hijo, Virgilio Ozorio Del Rio; sus hermanas Alicia Del Rio, Maria De Los Angeles, Sonia Del Rio, Maria Elena Del Rio y Silvia Del Rio; sus hermanos Jose Del Rio, Arturo Del Rio y Gustavo Del Rio; sus sobrinas Flor Del Rio, Brenda Del Rio, Julissa Del Rio and Cindy Del Rio; sus sobrinos Arturo Del Rio, Santiago Del Rio, Cristian Del Rio y Luis Del Rio; y a lado de mas familia y amigos.

Mr. Felix Johnson

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June 5, 1929 – October 14, 2017

Memorial Service
Saturday, October 21, 2017
2:00 P.M.

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton St.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Felix Johnson was the sixth child and second born son of Henry and Cornelia Johnson. Felix was born June 5, 1929 in Murfreesboro, TN. He departed this earthly home on October 14, 2017. Felix was educated in Rutherford County, TN schools. He began work early as a horse groomer/handler with the Tennessee Walking Horses.

He later worked at Middle Tennessee State University Campus School as custodian until his retirement. He was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

Felix had an open-door policy: if someone needed a place to stay for a few days or months he welcomed them into his home. He was a man of few words, but when he spoke it was usually sound advice and meaningful.

He was well known and loved in the Murfreesboro community in which he lived all his life. Friends and neighbors could always expect to see him sitting on the front porch with a friendly wave and smile when they walked or drove by his home.

Felix is preceded in death by daughter, Telesa; and Brothers: John Henry Johnson, Frank Johnson, James Johnson; Sisters: LaVonia Lytle, Betty “Liza” Johnson, Lucille Spy, Katie Couts, and Jennie Johnson.

He is survived by Daughters: Teresa Benford and Kennetha Batten; Sisters: Elizabeth Woods, Eleanor (Robert) Harvell, Georgia Johnson, Girldine (John) McKnight, Katherine (Eldridge “Sonny”) Bell.

He leaves to miss him dearly six grandchildren; a host of nephews and nieces three generations strong; as well as longtime friends and neighbors.