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Velma Elizabeth Lemonds Brunson

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Velma Elizabeth Lemonds Brunson

Nashville, TN

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, caretaker and friend, known by many as "Memer" and loved by all who knew her.

Born on the 27th of March 1930 in McKenzie, TN to the late Newman and Pauline Lemonds, and passed away on the 23rd of March 2014 in Brentwood, TN, just four days shy of her 84th birthday.

Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Lemonds; and husband of 43 years, William D. Brunson, Sr.

She is survived and will be forever cherished by those she leaves behind, her children, Katherine Whitler, William D. Brunson, Jr. and his wife Sandra, and Nancy E. Hooke and her husband Will; grandchildren, Scott Thomas Whitler, Kevin Davis Whitler, Martha Elizabeth Brunson, Samuel Willis Hooke, Wade Hibbett Hooke, Caleb Alex Fesler, and Ethan Carney Fesler; great-granddaughter, Keely Shea Whitler; brothers, John Lemonds and Richard Lemonds; sister, Sue Lemonds Webb; and a host of nephews and nieces.

The family invites friends to gather with them for a time of remembrance and visitation on Wednesday evening from five o'clock until eight o'clock at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, the 27th of March 2014 at Belmont United Methodist Church, where she has held her membership for the last 45 years, at two o'clock in the afternoon with Rev. Linda Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held at the church prior to the service beginning at twelve-thirty.

Interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park with grandchildren serving as pallbearers. Those serving as honorary pallbearers will include The Fellowship Class at Belmont United Methodist Church.

The family requests that memorial contributions made in Memer's honor be directed to Belmont UMC or to Meals on Wheels.


Published in The Tennessean on Mar. 25, 2014
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