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Ruth Blair Goslee

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Blair Goslee will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Billie Friel officiating.  Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Visitation Tuesday 1:00 P.M. until service time at Ligon & Bobo.

Mrs. Goslee, age 92 of Lebanon went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June    7, 2019, at Community Care in Murfreesboro.

Born August 19, 1926, in Greenville, South Carolina, she is the daughter of the late Dr. Robert P. and Ida Hardin Lamb.  She was a graduate of Mars Hill College in Asheville, North Carolina, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Mount Juliet.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, John Blair and Russell Goslee; and two brothers, Robert (Jessie) Lamb Jr. and Joseph Lamb.

Mrs. Ruth spent her life serving the Lord as pianist and organist in several churches in Lebanon and Mount Juliet: Mt. Juliet First Baptist, Lebanon First Baptist, West Hills Baptist, and West Haven Baptist.  She also taught piano to numerous students in Mount Juliet and Lebanon for over thirty five years.  She also was a classical pianist and member of the National Piano Teacher’s Guild.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice Moore of Brentwood and Joyce Anne (Doyle) Lowe of Murfreesboro; sister, Rachel (Bob) Jones of Rome, GA; four grandchildren, Teresa (John) Madole of Nashville; Lisa (Rodney) Wilson of Tampa, FL; Leslie (Stephen) Lee of Mt. Juliet; and Jason “Bo” Epperson of Hartsville; 9 great grandchildren: Chase, Tyler and Shae Cawthon, Bella Lee, Katie, Rachel, and John Madole Jr., Austin (Amber) Brown, and Brittney (Sheridan) Troutt;  3 great great grandchildren:  Connor, Ethan and Palmer Olive Brown.

Pallbearers: Jason Epperson, Doyle Lowe, Stephen Lee, Chase Cawthon, Austin Brown, and John Madole.

“A heartfelt thanks to the staff at Community Care Nursing Home for taking such good care of our mother.”

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615)444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Beverly Gilder says:
    Sweet, precious memories of this fine lady,
  2. Teresa Madole says:
    My sweet Nannie. She was the most positive influence in my life. She impacted every life she met. She taught piano for over 35 years and conducted many years of children’s choirs. I get my personality from my Nannie. I love you Nannie!
  3. Rob Spruill says:
    I was so privileged to get to know Ruth when she played for First Baptist Lebanon and years later entertained the residents of Southern Manor Assisted Living. What an amazing lady, always so positive and joyful, even when she wasn’t feeling well. When entertaining and leading singing at nursing homes she always came prepared to inspire others with stories and tell some jokes. She got as much pleasure from helping others laugh as blessing them with music. As time went on some of her fingers wouldn’t work playing the piano, but that never stopped her. She considered her musical talent a gift to be shared and bless others. Her life was an inspiration to others spiritually and musically demonstrating servanthood, commitment, and endurance. An exemplary life focused on others.

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