Christine "Tena" Campbell Underwood

March 24, 1952 ~ March 17, 2022 (age 69)


Mrs. Christine “Tena” Campbell Underwood age 69, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

She is survived by her husband Charles Underwood; Daughters Michelle Kelley of SC, and Kimberly Kelley of TX; a special brother Billy Campbell of Decaturville, TN and a special niece Renee Murphy (Randy) of Decaturville, TN.

She is preceded in death by her parents Irene Chumney Campbell & Barney Campbell; Grandson Drew Kelley; Sister-in-law Betty Campbell.

Tena was that person who never met a stranger, and always had a smile for you. Her energy and spirit would light up a room.

She knew from an early age she had a passion for the medical field and being a hairstylist. In true Tena fashion she lived out both of her dreams.

Initially working in a Urology office at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tena soon became a full-time hair stylist where she loved all of her clients and made many life-long friends she cherished.

As well as meeting her true love “Charlie Brown” of almost 30 years. They enjoyed an early retirement together in East TN that included golfing, boating, traveling, and many other activities.

Tena especially enjoyed shopping, sharing favorite recipes with family and friends, and participating in various clubs and activities including Southern Living, quilting, and floral design, to name a few. 

She had a love for all of her friends’ “fur babies” and was always excited to feed them treats.

Her greatest love was her only grandson, Drew, whose special bond with his “Meme” was unmatched. 

She made a lasting impression on the lives of her family and friends with her wisdom, thoughtfulness, and many other positive qualities. She will be dearly missed.

Visitation for Mrs. Underwood will be on Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. Visitation will continue on Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 12:00pm until time of the funeral service. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 3:00pm in the Parsons Mortuary Chapel with burial to follow in the Billy & Betty Campbell Cemetery in Decaturville, TN near Mt. Zion.

The family request no food brought to the funeral home during visitation and funeral services.


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