Thelma L Palmer

Born in Moore County, TN on February 17, 1925

Departed on March 26, 2021 and resided in White House, TN

Click on the links above for maps and directions. View current weather.

Thelma Leola Palmer, 96, of White House, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021. Born February 17, 1925 in Moore County, TN, Thelma was the daughter of the late Walker Cleveland Sawyer and Nannie Bettie Ashby Sawyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earl (Buck) Palmer; a son, Larry Wayne Butcher, Sr.; and her siblings, Opal Frame, Nell Johnson, Delta Wiseman, Maude McDonald, Bobbie Burns and J.W. Sawyer. She had worked as a cafeteria worker from 1969 to 1981 at White House High School where she impacted the lives of many students. She later worked from 1981 until her retirement in 1990 in housekeeping at Nashville Memorial Hospital. Her smile and empathy for the patients she encountered during those years was a benefit to many under the care of the hospital. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was also a woman possessing a deep faith in her Lord and love of her church family. She is survived by her children, Brenda Lamberth (Gary), Marsha Sherrill, Jeff Palmer (Grace) and Daren Palmer (Monica); her sister-in-law, Evelyn Guill; 13 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. A service in celebration of her life will be held at Temple Baptist Church, White House on Tuesday, March 30th at 1 pm. Visitation will be held at the church, Tuesday from 10 am until 1 pm. Burial will be at Hillcrest Municipal Cemetery, White House, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building fund at Temple Baptist Church or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House, TN.

13 Comments to Thelma L Palmer

  1. Cindy Harvey
    March 27, 2021 1:14 pm

    Wht a wonderful SWEET & kind lady, now is singing with the angels ❤❤ RIP my friend ⚘

    Love, Tim & Cindy Harvey

  2. Emily
    March 27, 2021 5:03 pm

    Love and miss you a bushel and a peck Nana! 💗

  3. Dina
    March 27, 2021 8:39 pm

    Never had the pleasure to meet Mrs Thelma Palmer..
    But I wish I could have. God Bless Beautiful Angel

  4. Frankie Nichols
    March 27, 2021 8:42 pm

    My sympathy goes out to all of the family.

  5. Bertie Jo
    March 28, 2021 1:52 pm

    Marsha and Brenda,
    Such a wonderful & sweet lady. I’m so sorry your loss. Prayers for each of you.

  6. Joseph Palmer
    March 28, 2021 3:58 pm

    Brenda,Marsha,Jeff, Daren,
    We were sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We hope you find comfort in your faith and joy from all those precious memories.

    Joe & Teresa Palmer

  7. Bobbie Jo Shumake
    March 29, 2021 8:31 am

    My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time.

  8. The Garshnick Family
    March 29, 2021 4:21 pm

    Prayers to the family in the loss of Miss Thelma. She was a fine lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. The Garshnick Family
    March 29, 2021 4:24 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family on the loss of Miss Thelma. She was a fine lady. She will be greatly missed.

  10. Brad Gregory
    March 29, 2021 7:58 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. She was a loving and gracious soul. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Janice Birdwell Parks
    March 30, 2021 10:09 am

    With deepest sympathy to all the family in the loss of your loved one.She was a very sweet lady and will be missed by everyone that knew her. May God bless you .

  12. Bobbie Jo Shumake
    March 30, 2021 11:10 am

    A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory. Keeping you guys in my prayers.

  13. Terry Lynn Lane
    April 3, 2021 7:55 am

    Dear Marsha & Brenda, I never think of you without also recalling sweet memories Summer days on Honey Run hill.
    Often Tommy Whitaker and I would coast our bikes down to the creek and then walk them back up the hill. Your house was our rest stop and your mom always was quick to welcome us with water or something; she was just as quick to let us know when our visit was over! We have truly been blessed with strong loving and caring mothers.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *