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Mary Irwin

August 4, 1926 — May 2, 2018

Born on August 4, 1926 Departed on May 2, 2018 and resided in White House, TN Visitation: Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White HouseThursday May 3, 2018 4:00pm to 8:00pmFriday May 4, 2018 9:00am to 11:00amLife Celebration: Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White HouseFriday May 4, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm

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.

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