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Terrijean Eatherly Crowell

Mrs. Terrijean Eatherly Crowell passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, October 22, 2018 at age 88 after a short illness. Terrijean is preceded in death by her parents, Terry H. and Frances Johnson Eatherly, her sisters, Mary Porter Waters, Rachel Kehler and Timothy Dail, her husband, Gentry Crowell, and her daughter-in-law, Nanette Crowell.

She is survived by her children, Melissa Anne Crowell Law (Walter), Brooks Eatherly Crowell, and Christopher Gentry Crowell (Amanda), grandchildren Eric Brooks Crowell, Rachel Law Scarbrough (Tim), Martha Eatherly Law (Ana), Maggie Rose Crowell, and Ethan Gentry Crowell, and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Grace Scarbrough, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Terrijean was the daughter of Terry H. Eatherly who was instrumental in the formation of the Middle Tennessee Electric Cooperative and a leader in the community. She graduated from Lebanon High School and Virginia Intermont College.  She was married to Gentry Crowell who served in the State Legislature and was Secretary of the State of Tennessee from 1977 until 1989.  She was active and served in leadership roles at Lebanon First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School class and Ruth Group and was a chancel choir member for more than fifty years.  Terrijean was also a long time member of the Christian Women’s Club, Village Women’s Club, Friends of the Library, and the board of the Cumberland Mental Health Center.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and a life long follower of Jesus Christ, her Savior.

Visitation Friday, October 26, 2018 from 4 to 7 PM at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon and on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from Noon to 2 PM at Lebanon First United Methodist Church. A service will follow at the church at 2 PM.  Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Pallbearers are Bill Waters, Fred Adams, Joe Adams, George Kehler, Eric Crowell, and Ethan Crowell.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Lebanon First United Methodist Church.

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


Messages for the Family

  1. Sid Law says:
    Sid and I are very sorry to hear about Terrijean . Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Donna
  2. Kris Clower Johns anc Bob Clower says:
    Melissa, Brooks and family, dad and I wish to extend our sincere heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Terri Jean was an amazing and sweet lady. I know you will have a huge void but I pray the wonderful memories sustain you.
    Love and prayers in the days ahead.
    Kris Clower Johns and Bob Clower
  3. Sharon Allen says:
    I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Brooks. My deepest condolences to the family. May our Heavenly Father be with you to help you through this grievous time. May your precious memories give you comfort as the days and years pass by. Loving thoughts and prayers. Psalm 94:19
  4. Patricia Smith says:
    Patricia Smith
  5. Patricia Smith says:
    Chris, I am sorry for the loss you are feeling. I am praying for comfort for you and your family.
  6. Beverly Burch McCall says:
    Miss Terrijean and my mother, Louise Burch, were friends and fellow First United Methodist Church ladies and shared so many good times together. Prayers for her family during this time and the days ahead.
  7. Kurt Fagan says:
    Chris, Your Mom was a wonderful lady. After I moved, I looked forward to coming home and going to Church with Mon and Dad. I will miss her.