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Sarah Wright Jennings

sarah jennings webFuneral services for Mrs. Sarah Wright Jennings will be 2:00 PM Friday, July 17, 2015, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Mraz, Rev. Carl Price and Rev. Kevin Butler officiating.  Interment Mount Juliet Memorial Gardens.  Visitation Thursday 5-8 PM and Friday after 12 Noon at Ligon & Bobo.

Mrs. Jennings, age 89 of Lebanon passed away Monday, July 13, 2015, at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.

Born April 9, 1926, in Wilson County, she is the daughter of the late Frank King Wright and Ruth Bloodworth Wright.  She graduated from Lebanon High School and Cumberland University.  She taught at Highland Heights Elementary, Oakland School, Lebanon 10th District Schools, retiring from Byars-Dowdy Elementary in 1987.  She was a member of Laguardo Baptist Church.  She also was a member of ADK Teachers Sorority, Wilson County Retired Teachers Association, and served on the board of the Wilson County Farm Bureau.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of forty four years, Claude Bennett Jennings.

She is survived by three children, Judy Jennings, Frank (Margie) Jennings, and Ken (Karen) Jennings; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Rich) Gray, Jeffrey Jennings, Jonathan Jennings, and Kendall Jennings; great grandson, Luke Bennett Gray; special friend and cousin, Nancy W. Voight; and nephew, Sherlie L. Bates.

Pallbearers:  Jeff & Jonathan Jennings, Sherlie Bates, Gary Adler, Roy Poole, Dave Smith, Doris & Albert Williams Jr.

Memorials may be made to the Laguardo Baptist Church Building Fund

Messages for the Family

  1. Sue Carr says:
    I met Miss Sarah at bible study . I instantly felt loved by her. I do not know you children, but just wanted you to know how much I thought of your mom. Heaven has gained another precious soul. I know Miss Nancy also and love her too. God bless you all.
    • Lisa Ann Jones says:
      Ms Sarah was my 1st grade teacher at Byars Dowdy. She always had a smile and was such a sweet and caring person.She will be missed . Thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends.
  2. Checotah Allen says:
    Mrs. Sarah (Memaw) will be greatly missed. She has been like my adopted grandma since I was a little girl and has taught me so much. I used to go to her house and she would teach me to bake cakes, and cook! I always thoroughly enjoyed spending time at her house. She would also make me the best chicken noodle soup when I was sick. There are so many wonderful memories that I will cherish forever! I know my brothers and I will always treasure the special relationship we had with Memaw and I know she is watching over us today. She is loved greatly by me and will be missed so very much.
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