Mary Day Irwin

Born on August 4, 1926

Departed on May 2, 2018 and resided in White House, TN

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Mary Ella Tinnin Day Irwin 08-04-1926 until 05/02/2018.
Rest from the cares of this world has come as age silenced our precious mother. She is asleep in the grave awaiting the glorious Resurrection Day, of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We were blessed with a mother of courage that showed us daily how much she cared.
She is preceded in death by the following: parents, Walter Henry and Lottie Cecelia Fisher Tinnin; Husband and father of her children, John Robert Day, Sr.; and Husband, James Irwin; Infant brothers Walter H. Tinnin, Jr, John R. Tinnin, and brother Gardner Fisher Tinnin; Sisters Mildred Marie Tinnin (James) Ayers, Dr. Georgia Belle Tinnin (Eldridge) Everett, and Son (Rose 1) James Walter Day, Sr.
Survived by children (her Roses), John Day, Jr. (Linda), Carol Harrison (Larry), Thomas Day (Cindy), and Donald Day (Felicia);
daughter-in-law, Margaret T. Day, and sister-in-law, Faye Price Tinnin.
Momma Day is also survived by ten loving Grandchildren: James Day, Jr. (Denise), Craig Day, Kim Day (Ruth), Kristina Day, Jonathan Harrison (Tonya), Jennifer Scruggs (Chris), Rachel Hansen (Scott), Rose Wint (Bob, Jr.), John K. Day (Rosa), Lauren Spires (Rob).
Day-Day is survived by seventeen precious Great-Grandchildren: Christopher Day (Brittney), Jonathon Harrison (Samantha), William Day, Mark Harrison, Victoria Day, Sikama N’Kouka; Allison Harrison, Elijah Day, David Day, Hazel Day-Cohen, John M. Day, Jamis Scruggs, Ella Day, Nolan Wint, Josiah Hansen, Cooper Wint, and Rebecca Hansen as well as three Great-Great-Granddaughters: Caitlyn Day, Cassidy Day, and Adalynn Harrison, Also many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Hal J. Jenkins and staff at Cross Roads Medical, Amedisys Hospice and staff, especially Tabatha. Also, heartfelt thanks to the in-home care support staff allowing us to maintain mom in her home environment, Melissa, Tomie, Debbie, Nicole, Velda, Cindy and Gladys.
Mrs. Day-Irwin was a natural in the field of sales. She began her sales experience selling The Bible Story’s and other publications for HHES of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She received her Tennessee Insurance Agent’s License and was employed by Life and Casualty Insurance Company of TN. In 1967 the Sales and Marketing Executives of Nashville honored her with the ‘Distinguished Salesman’s Award.’ She was also inducted into ‘The Women Leaders Round Table’ of the National Association of Life Underwriters in 1972 became a Life Time Member. She earned many trips abroad due to her high sales and awards. After retirement, she enjoyed working as a substitute teacher in the White House High School and she was active in the Hope Center Ministry of White House. She was also an active member of the Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., South East Division, TUCK-A-SEE chapter in Clarksville, TN.
Besides being a successful Mother and sales person, she and our father’s lifetime legacy will be their involvement the building and support of being Charter Members of the Boulevard, Ridgetop, Cross Plains, and White House Seventh Day Adventist Churches.
Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House Thursday from 4-8 pm, and Friday from 9 am until service time at 11 am. Officiating will be Pastor Mike McKenzie of the White House Seventh-day Adventist church.
Pallbearers: Grandsons and Great Grandsons. Honorary pallbearer Blake Forrester.

44 Comments to Mary Day Irwin

  1. Helen and Les Schmidt
    May 2, 2018 2:18 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mary was a good friend of our family for many years. She will be missed.

  2. Frankie Johnson Family
    May 2, 2018 9:24 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to the Day family! We have been privileged to be neighbors to this great family for over 50 years. One of life’s greatest blessings is to have such a fine family as neighbors. Mary you will be missed!

    • Carol
      May 3, 2018 12:29 am

      She loved you dearly!

    • Tom Day
      May 8, 2018 9:36 am

      Momma felt a kinship to your family since she knew Frankie from her childhood. We were equally Blessed to have you folks as neighbors as well. Craig help us finish our dream of a Veterans Memorial park by putting in the water. Many years of great memories. Thanks for being there for mom. I know you always kept an eye out for her.
      God Bless

  3. Vicki Fisher Cook
    May 2, 2018 9:49 pm

    Although my heart is saddened that I will no longer get to visit and see her contagious smiling face, especially at our reunions it gladdens my heart to know that she and Tori are once again reunited.
    To me, our families have always been like an extended family and y’all our older brothers and sister instead of cousins. We love y’all dearly and will keep y’all in our continued thoughts and prayers. Plan to see y’all Friday

    • Carol
      May 3, 2018 12:30 am

      Love you too!

    • Tom Day
      May 8, 2018 9:12 am

      Vicki Momma loved your smile also. what good memories we have that will be continued when we all get to Heaven.
      What a day that will be. Thanks for all you are doing for your parents as well. Love you

  4. Becky Yates Marshall
    May 3, 2018 5:42 am

    My heart goes out to you all in the loss of Ms. Mary. I know she was so loved by all. I know the sorrow you are all feeling. When we loose a mother, grandmother etc. it leaves a great emptiness in our hearts. We know we’ll see her again when the Lord comes, but for now, as Carol said, our lives change. Over the years, I’ve lost so many loved ones and family members, that you feel all alone. As we get older, and life gets shorter, it seems like we are more and more ready for the Lord to come. And when he comes, what a reunion there will be!! I can’t wait!! Carol and family, we at Cross Plains SDA Church want to exorsss our deepest sympathy and love to you all. May God give you peace and comfort through this difficult time. We love you all. And as we wait on the Lord, may he bring us through all our trials and prepare us for that coming day. So until that time, RIP Ms. Mary. We’ll see you in heaven!

    • Carol
      May 3, 2018 10:49 pm

      Thank you Becky! Our Church Family is such a source of strength. We pray for each other, cry with each other and love each other.
      It means so much in times like these.

  5. Fred and Flo Parkhurst and family
    May 3, 2018 11:32 am

    Mary was more like an Aunt to me she was one of the most loving ladies as were her mother and sisters I have ever known. Growing up in that entire family as an adopted family member we were loved and I mean LOVED TO DEATH and protected by the parents. I have known Mary since 1958 and do not remember her ever saying a mean word to or about anyone. She was also one of the funniest people too, I can still remember some of the fun she and Mildred would make for us kids growing up. I look forward to that great reunion day when we all get to gather in the clouds of glory. Out Deepest and Heartfelt Condolences with Love to all.

    • Carol
      May 3, 2018 10:51 pm

      Fred you are family! You and Flo are so special. Mother did love you. Thank you so much for you kind words!

    • Tom Day
      May 8, 2018 9:14 am

      Our Momma loved people you were special to our clan. Many of our family gathering pictures capture your smile. We were glad to have you around, blessing to you and your family.

  6. BOB MARTIN - AGLA RETIRED
    May 3, 2018 1:08 pm

    My deepest sympathy goes to MARY’S FAMILY. I met MARY when I started with LIFE AND CASUALTY in1975 at the MADISON, TN office. I appreciate all the kindness and advice and guidance she provided for me through my association with her and another associate CHARLES MITCHELL . She always has been remembered for her graciousness and genuine kindness through the years.

    • Carol
      May 3, 2018 10:54 pm

      Bob thank you for your kind words. Momma spoke of you and always enjoyed helping others! She will be missed by our family so very much! God Bless You and Yours!

    • Tom Day
      May 8, 2018 9:30 am

      We enjoyed moms Life and Casualty family. Thanks for your kind remarks. Those were special times.

  7. Kevin Patterson
    May 3, 2018 1:49 pm

    “Momma Day” will be sincerely missed! Our hearts are saddened with her passing; however, we know that her loving, caring, and honest work with all of us has secured her path to God. May God bless each of you and provide you with courage and strength through this difficult time. We love all of you!

    Kevin & Nancy Patterson

  8. Donna Terrell
    May 3, 2018 4:36 pm

    Carol, I just now saw your fb post from last night so just learning of Mama Day’s passing. My heart goes out to you in your sadness and to all your family who are also so saddened at her passing. I pray God wraps you all in His comforting embrace and brings to you all the comfort only He can provide. I will keep you all in my prayers. I love you my dearest friend. God Bless.

    • Carol
      May 3, 2018 10:57 pm

      Donna it is so hard! Thank you for the loving reminder we are wrapped in the loving arms of our Lord! You are a true friend!

  9. Freida Key
    May 3, 2018 6:13 pm

    Mary Day will be sadly missed. Although I have not seen her in years, I always remembered her kindness and happy personality. She was a very special person who left lasting memories with me. I never forgot our outings when James and I we dating. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    • Carol
      May 5, 2018 4:56 am

      Freida so good to hear from you! Our memories of you are fond. Thank you for you kind words! Much love!🌹🌹🌹

    • Tom Day
      May 8, 2018 9:39 am

      The Key family holds special memories for us. As a child I remember Jimmy relating fun you folks had in those teenage years. We also have your friendship to thank for your introducing Linda to Johnny. We are all Blessed by our friendships and love we share for our fellow man.

  10. Gladys Norris
    May 3, 2018 7:58 pm

    I didn’t know you long mama I am so glad that I met you I love you I will miss you for always and we have our special times between me and you believe that Gladys

    • Carol
      May 3, 2018 11:03 pm

      Freida so good to hear from a dear friend! Our memories of your are special! Thanks for contacting us with positive thoughts at this time! God Bless you!gladys you came into our lives when our need was great! Your loving care and upbeat personality was so appreciated! Thank you. Momma enjoyed the times you were with her.

  11. Ernest and Lois Copley Family
    May 3, 2018 9:31 pm

    Mama Day will always be a special person in my family . She was there for us when we came into the White House Seventh Day Adventist Church. My children always loved her. She had prayer when a our son was at Vanderbilt when we didn’t know if he was going to live. Mama Day rest in peace and we will see you at the Second Coming of Jesus.

    • Carol
      May 3, 2018 11:14 pm

      Amen! She was always there for so many! Thanks for your kind comments!

    • Tom Day
      May 8, 2018 9:19 am

      What joy you and your family have brought to our church. Ben kept moms wood pile while we were away to college.
      Momma loved your post cards and many visits and words of kindness through the years of fellowship. we are all made stronger by our bonds of friendship. We are looking forward to meeting at the Tree of Life in Heaven.
      l

  12. Jeff Jenkins
    May 3, 2018 11:55 pm

    What a blessing she was to this earth. Always thinking of others. I feel fortunate to have known such a Godly woman who loved her creator. I will miss her smile, humor, and her asking about me and my family.. Thanks for sharing her with me. She will be greatly missed by all. I will not be able to attend, but you and all the family are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Carol
      May 5, 2018 4:59 am

      You were special to our mother! Thank you a for always making her feel special! She will be missed and was truly remarkable. God Bless you and yours!

    • Tom Day
      May 8, 2018 9:22 am

      Jeff you moved to White House just at the right time. We are thankful for all your help in the care of our mother and our neighbors. What a Blessing your Medical Center does for our community. Thanks for always taking extra minutes to let our mom share and keep up with your family.

  13. Stephanie Gray
    May 4, 2018 11:13 am

    What a blessing this woman was to me….She was like another grandmother to me. I will forever remember that smile. That smile lit up any room she was in! This family is so very dear to me and I have felt as if I was one of the grandchildren. I will never forget that she always had to have her lipstick on and her nails painted, but she was beautiful with or without it. The love and kindness she showed me, I will never forget. She was loved by everyone she met and knew. I will truly miss her and I know everyone that knew her, will miss her as well. Everyone is in my prayers and I love each and everyone of you.

  14. Shirley Crutcher
    May 4, 2018 1:27 pm

    She was a great lady and will be missed

    • Carol
      May 5, 2018 5:04 am

      Thank you Shirley, she loved each of you girls and your precious mother. We will always miss them!

    • Tom Day
      May 8, 2018 9:26 am

      Thank you for all your kindness and love. Momma always was glad to see you. Thanks for helping with Tim so Judy and Joe could attend Moms funeral. We love your beautiful family

  15. Larry Adams
    May 6, 2018 9:20 am

    Momma Day was such an inspiration. I am truly thankful to have known and be blessed by her. While I am saddened by her passing I look forward to seeing her again in heaven. She was a great influence on my family and on so many others as well. We loved her very much

    • Carol
      May 7, 2018 1:43 am

      Thanks you, your kind word portray momma very well! She loved your famil and enjoyed your friendship immensely!

    • Tom Day
      May 8, 2018 9:28 am

      Momma was so glad to have you as one of her family friends and we all look forward to that reunion in Heaven
      Blessing on you and your family

  16. Tom Day
    May 8, 2018 9:44 am

    Momma we miss you! so Much
    Rose # 4
    We were moms Roses she had five of us. She made us feel so special, never tired of listening to us and being there for us. What a special Momma we were Blessed with.

  17. Karen & Steve Wolbert
    May 8, 2018 6:13 pm

    Tom, Carol, and families,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. What a blessing to have had your Mom this long! All your wonderful memories will carry you through this time, until you see her again one beautiful day! Karen & Steve Wolbert

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