Lillian Pauline Parkhurst Schleis

Born on September 17, 1922

Departed on January 27, 2012 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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SCHLEIS, Lillian Pauline Parkhurst, January 27, 2012, age 89 of Hendersonville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Schleis; parents, Bob and Nora Halliburton. Survived by her children, Carol (Ricky) Ballard, David (Donna) Parkhurst, Linda Fields, Bobby (Rhonda) Parkhurst, devoted caregivers Brenda (Donnie) Brewington, and Roy (Myra) Parkhurst; niece, Bobbie Sue Grisham; nephew, Charles Halliburton; seventeen grandchildren, twenty nine great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Monday from 2-8 pm, and Tuesday January 31, from 9 am until Chapel Service at 10 am with Rev. Jim Ryan officiating. Interment Middle Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery. Active pallbearers: sons, son-in-laws, and grandson. Honorary pallbearers: grandsons.

15 Comments to Lillian Pauline Parkhurst Schleis

  1. Jeannie Crumpler (2)
    October 12, 2002 12:00 am

    Elegant as a flower, beautiful as the sky itself; and heart full as clouds, a icey stairway to heaven she reigns from; her hair waving like the ocean and eyes as beautiful as a star filled night, she brings joy around by her presence, and she disappears the moment I open my eyes, dreaming angel of mine, awake me from the slumbered prison you entrap me everytime I find myself asleep….

  2. Jeannie Crumpler
    October 12, 2002 12:00 am

    Grandma, its every day, when I look at the flowers blooming me around me, that I think of you and your beautiful garden you kept so beautiful and flowing with love, and being the biggest flower of all, that heaven picked’ 🙂 I miss you and love you with all my heart and I know you will always be around as my Guardian Grandma, All my love,


  3. Carol ballard
    January 12, 2002 12:00 am

    i will miss you always,you called me every will be so hard to sit in church without you beside me.Everyone there loved you so much will be in my heart forever.I love you

  4. Rachel Ballard DeVaux
    January 12, 2002 12:00 am

    Truly blessed to have her in my life. She is a amazing woman of God, His love shinned through her.She was my granny by marriage but she never treated me any different. Truly loved.

  5. Tommy Crumpler
    January 12, 2002 12:00 am

    Granny Schleis was the way she wanted to be known and so I accepted that but my fondest memories were from my younger years when I recalled her as my Grandma. So many times in my life, her strength, faith and guidance proved how she was always right and wise to know. She was a hostess, counselor, Seamstress, preacher, baby sitter, happy wife, loving mother and grandmother and anyone’s best friend. You are the finest example of what God’s truth can do for any of us in making people genuinely good from the inside of the heart and out. I will not ever forget the things you’ve said and shown. I shall always keep inside the beauty of your love, forgiveness and memory. You are a monument to many and I dearly love you.

  6. Lesa
    January 12, 2002 12:00 am

    To my loving grandmother you will be missed so much.Your beautiful smile touched the hearts of everyone who ever met you.Your words comforted many.You will remain in my heart forever..Ilove you…

  7. Christie Hamm (Brewington)
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Granny and Joe always lended a helping hand to people who needed it. They helped me when I needed a place to stay as a teenager. Granny was a wonderful, forgiving woman of true graciousness. I will always regret not getting to see her before she passed. She was truly a diamond in the rough. I wish my daughter had gotten to know Granny more. She will be truly missed.

  8. murray rose
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. My mom too appears to be in her last days and my time 24/7 is to take care of her due to her dementia. I will be unable to leave her by herself, so it is with regrets I cannot attend the viewing or the funeral. I really appreciated that you came when my brother passed and I wish I could see you personally and pass my condolencses. My prayers are with you an your family. Hang it there buddy and I really feel bad about not being able to attend.


  9. Jennifer & Cody Oliphant
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Our prayers are with the family during their time of sadness of losing a precious family member.

  10. Kenneth Mitchell
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Please accept my condolences for your loss. Give me a call if there is anything I can do for you.

  11. Phillip Mitchell
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Please accept my sincere condolences during your time of grief. Anything we can do just give us a call..

  12. Jack and Dolly Burns
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    We do understand the heartbreak of losing our Mom’s and its a tough time.We pray God puts his arms around you all and you feel His warm embrace.
    We hope it helps to know that you are all in our thoughts and our prayers.

    Love you,
    Dolly and Jack Burns

  13. Debbie Lamberth Akin
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    So sorry for the loss of your mom.

  14. Tina and Carl Wright
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    We only knew her as Granny. She was such a sweet lady. I loved seeing and visiting with her. From the very first time we meet her she hugged, kissed and told us she loved us. She never treated us like strangers. We will miss her sweet smile.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Tina, Carl and Sarah Wright and Lucas Gregory

  15. David and Donna Parkhurst
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Our loving Mother, friend, guidance counselor, ethics adviser and comforter, alwaus present, in times of trouble, sickness or heartache. You never looked for the bad in anyone and brought out the best in everyone you touched. Words cannot describe how much you will be missed. Love you always.

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