Mary Elizabeth Bumpas Frierson
Mary Elizabeth Bumpas Frierson was born on November 19, 1929, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to the late Leroy Bumpas and Essie Lymon Bumpas. On July 17, 2018, God called his Angel home. She departed this life at NHC Lawrenceburg on Brink Street.
Mary was educated in the Lawrence County School System, and retired from Murray Ohio Manufacturing after 19 years of service. She was a faithful member of College Place Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents and late husband, L.B. Frierson, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Grace Webster, Martha Kennedy, and Dorothy Beene; and five brothers: Leroy Bumpas, Jr., Frank Bumpas, Joe Bumpas, Robert Bumpas, and Jerry Bumpas.
Mary was a loving person and full of life. So many have said that they were blessed to have known her, and cherish the friendships that she developed with them. She befriended people everywhere she went. Mary dearly loved her family. Although God didn’t bless her with biological children… SHE was a blessing to many of her nieces and nephews who looked upon her as a “second mother.” They were blessed with her wisdom, guidance, and love, and will truly miss her.
Mary leaves to mourn and cherish her memories two sisters: Lillie M. Jones and Shirley (Seth) McGill, both of Lawrenceburg, TN. Nieces: Angela Crenshaw, Mary Louise Stewart, Debra Wilkerson, Diane Jones, Sederria Jones, Carolyn Martin, Linda Bellafant, Bettie Harvell, Darlisa Beene, Clentria Williams, Pamela Preacely, and Jackie Bumpas; Nephews: Cornell Anderson, Tremayne Love, John F. Kennedy, Jerry Bumpas, Jr., Leonard Beene Jr., and Christopher Beene; Goddaughter: Reba Porter; devoted nephew: William “Bunny” Wilkerson; and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Pettus-Turnbo Funeral chapel on Friday, July 20th, 2018 from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. The funeral service will be on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at 11 a.m. with Patrick Johnson and Joseph Simpson officiating. Interment will be at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to College Place Church of Christ. Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.