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Sarah Reed Jennings

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Reed Jennings will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Lebanon First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hesson and Coach Woody Hunt officiating.  Interment will follow at Jennings Cemetery at Statesville.  Visitation Tuesday 10 AM until service at First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Jennings, age 91 of Lebanon passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019.

Born March 8, 1928, in Wilson County, she is the daughter of the late Claude and Hattie Bates Reed.  She was a dietician for Lebanon City Schools and Castle Heights Military Academy.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband of over fifty years, Benton Eric Jennings Sr. on January 17, 2002; three sisters, Edna Wideman, Martha Owens, and Virginia Lughes; and three brothers, Robert, Milton and Earl Reed.

She is survived by four children: Benton Eric “Benny” (Yvette) Jennings Jr; Jan (Danny) Snider; Leanne (Ronnie) Atwood; and Mark Reed (Julie) Jennings; 7 grandchildren, Janette (Eric) Dorris, Jeremy (Erika) Snider, Sarah Glover, Jennifer Atwood, Laura Beth Atwood, Katie Atwood, and Christian (Rebecca) Jennings; 5 great grandchildren.

Active pallbearers:, Jeremy Snider, Christian Jennings, Eric Dorris, Danny Snider, Ronnie Atwood, Mason Snider, and Ethan Dorris.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to The Gardens at Providence Place and Alive Hospice.

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

Messages for the Family

  1. Anne Donnell says:
    Mrs. Jennings was a beautiful lady, inside and out.
  2. Elaine Mount says:
    Such a sweet giving lady! When I met her years ago, she gave me some grapefruit! She didn’t like grapefruit but she had a relative who supplied her with some so she gave them to me. And get this: She didn’t know me at the time. We met in Kroger! I was looking at grapefruit! But I once worked with her son at LHS. I told her I knew her son and remembered her husband. She spoke of how she missed him so much. She then invited me to her house and gave me the grapefruit.
    Such a beautiful heart! Wasn’t that sweet? She will be missed! God bless the family!
  3. Sandy Jenkins says:
    Sarah was one of the southern ladies. She always had a smile and a few words of wisdom. NO one baked so many sweet delights. She raised a beautiful family and she told me on many occasions how much she loved them.
    She will be missed. We will miss her love.
    May Peace be with all of you who knew and loved her.
  4. Betty Leftrick says:
    Leanne, Paul & I extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. May you find comfort in the sweet memories you have of your mom. God bless you all.
  5. Boone and Sally Swain says:
    Our memories begin with the kindnesses of Sarah and her family during our days at Cumberland. Sarah will be remembered for her sweet, generous spirit. Boone and Sally Swain