Marilyn Sue Blevins

Born in Columbia, TN on December 9, 1938

Departed on November 10, 2017 and resided in Cottontown, TN

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Born of William Henry and Marie Jewel Underhill; Marilyn Sue was the youngest of two children. Marilyn and her brother William L. Underhill both share the same birthday December 9, yet exactly 5 years apart. Her birthday is December 9, 1938 and she was just shy of her 79th year of life.
She grew up in West Nashville society life, attending dances and society events including being a Rainbow girl; of which she was very proud; and later The Order of the Eastern Star.
Marilyn was a world traveler. She loved her time in France, Germany, and of course England where she had her first child in 1965 (Holly Clark). She boasted that she was one of the last to cruise the Queen Mary on the high seas. She lived across the United States in Detroit Motor City and Hollywood California, but her home was Tennessee. In Tennessee she had her second child (Brent Blevins) in 1973. Almost immediately he was whisked away onto the lakes on one of the boats they would own to learn life from the family perspective.
She loved the hills of Tennessee. She loved nature and animals. The deer the birds, and all God’s creatures, from the view of her home in the hills of Tennessee. She was so thankful for the home her husband had built for her with his own hands through sweat and toil. Through the great picture windows she would enjoy the beauty of the sunrises and sunsets and all the seasons in her beloved home.
Marilyn RV’d for a time and would take trips to Florida and to the mountains, Colorado, or wherever nature took her. She spent several months in the hills of East Texas. Always with one of the traveling Dachshunds that would eventually become a child stand in for both Tom and her. She was overjoyed equally by the sand in between her toes and the sun on her skin or the fresh mountain air and the changing of the leaves. She breathed deeply in the breath of nature that filled and renewed her spirit.
As the years rolled on and she became a grandmother to three wonderful grandchildren, Kyle, Tylore and Fiona, she became more home bound. She relived her memories through the art of nature by embroidery nature prints and later as her arthritis became less manageable, she spent hours completing nature puzzles that were so beautiful they are framed. All the while, she enjoyed music on Pandora, that in the past she had listened to in 8-tracks on her sports cars. She would reminisce how she had loved to ride in them with her hair blowing in the breeze.She loved communicating with her friends and her family on Facebook and her iPhone. Family and Friends were everything to her.
Marilyn was a tech savvy Grandma who loved life and lived to the absolute fullest. She has passed down so many good and beautiful traits to her children and grandchildren, that she will be greatly missed as though a hole has opened up in the realm of time that will never be filled in our hearts and in our lives. To say she will be greatly missed is an understatement.

13 Comments to Marilyn Sue Blevins

  1. Shandry Cartwright
    November 13, 2017 7:00 pm

    Farewell sweet Marilyn, my precious sweet friend from long ago. You’ve left a world of interesting stories of love and adventure for your special family and friends! So long for awhile until we meet once more… With affection. Shandry

    • Holly Clark
      December 18, 2017 8:29 am

      Shandry, may moms stories live this way she continues as her stories bexome your stories..She loved you dear friend.

      • Holly Clark
        December 18, 2017 8:30 am

        Shandry, may moms stories live this way she continues as her stories become your stories..She loved you dear friend.

  2. Nick and Mary George
    November 13, 2017 10:04 pm

    We are thankful to have been neighbors and receive the wisdom Marilyn and Tom imparted about farming and life in general. May God bless the Blevins family , each and every one.
    With Love,
    Nick and Mary
    1Peter 5:7

    • Holly Clark
      December 18, 2017 8:27 am

      Thank you sweet Neighbors..and yes, thru Faith..may we be Sheilded until that Glorious Day does come! I am so glad mom and dad could impart farm wisdom..wisdom imparted to us through tge same spirits that farmed this same land years before us.There is something special about that.Your condolences mean much..May God bless you and keep you.

  3. Butch McClurkan
    November 13, 2017 10:52 pm

    My sympathy to Brent and Holly. Your mom is a fine lady. God comfort you.
    And to Marilyn: So long … ‘till we meet again.
    Butch McClurkan

    • Holly Clark
      December 18, 2017 8:19 am

      Butch, We love you! You have been a Godsend! You are so special to both mom and to me. Thank you for the light and laughter you brought into our lives. Thank you for all the help around the house and for being a surrogate dad.Love you dearly.

  4. Betty Jane Taylor
    November 15, 2017 10:26 am

    My sincere sympathy to Brent and Holly. Marilyn and I were classmates at West End High School and she was always there when we had reunions. Her father, who was on the Nashville City School Board, presented the diplomas to her class when we graduated. What a special event for her and the rest of us. An amazing lady. We will miss her.

    • Holly Clark
      December 18, 2017 8:22 am

      Betty Jane, Mom talked fondly of you.It was a joy for her to attend the West End Events.Thank you for your kind words.Thank you too for remembering Granddaddy. May their spirits live on in our hearts.

  5. Kay Smith Adamson
    December 21, 2017 11:41 am

    Holly, I just heard of your mother’s passing at our West Lunch Bunch group a few weeks ago. It was such a pleasure being able to connect again with Marilyn several years ago at an event at West. We spoke several times on the phone and on Facebook. I knew your dad, Phillip, as we lived on the same street while growing up. There are some sweet and fun memories of that time with he, Barbara, and the rest of the family. Your mother shared with me how you have worked to make sure your dad got credit for his car designs. My deepest sympathy is extended to you, Billy and the rest of your family.for the loss of your sweet special mother. You are now left with beautiful memories.

    • Holly Clark
      March 31, 2018 3:39 am

      Kay, thank you so much for your kind words! I apologize for the delay in hearing of moms passing in your group.I tried to contact everyone I could think of, she touched so many, and this came so sudden, even though she had been ill for a long while.The last several years she was a huge help in getting dad connected to his art.We had great fun with so many things, ancestory, Car stuff..just life.I have been thrown into a really bad state without her.Your kind words are so timely.May God bless you!

  6. Jerald D Lifsey
    August 16, 2018 12:57 am

    I was just working on my family tree (after having been to a friend’s uncle’s funeral tonight) and found Marilyn in my tree (and this obit). Marilyn would be the wife of my 1st cousin 1x removed. Thomas Lee Blevins 3rd would of course be my 1st cousin 1x removed. Thomas Lee Blevins Jr would have been my great uncle. Thomas Blevins Sr would have been my great grandfather. Freda Bell Blevins Lifsey was my grandmother. I decided to research “my Blevins” lineage because I met a Blevins at the funeral home tonight. She sounded like an exciting person.

  7. emily tucker
    April 28, 2020 11:11 pm

    Holly, I am so very sorry I missed your moms funeral and being with you. She & Phil, Billy & Helen, were a big part of me growing up. I loved my time with your Mom & Uncle. Your Grandparents were so special to me. We will all be together all & laugh again. Hugs & prayers sweetheart.

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