Mrs. Marie Epperson Monroe age 95 of Parsons, TN passed away on Thursday February 2, 2023, at AHC Decatur County in Parsons, TN.
She is survived by her daughters, Shirley (John) Walker of Parsons, TN, Jackie Warpool; sons, Carl Epperson of Parsons, TN, Roy (Robbin) Epperson of Hendersonville, TN, Tommy Epperson of Jackson, TN, Toby Warpool, Randy Warpool, and Stevie Warpool; grandchildren, Nicole (James) Woodall, Amanda (Mike) Troyani, Darrell (Cari) Epperson, Crystal (Mike) Bates, Megan (Adam) Herjeczki, Sharee Richardson, Renee Hewgley, and Kim Williams; 20 Great Grandchildren; 11 Great Great Grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Dewey Epperson, and Clifton Monroe; parents, Addie & Roney Bates; brothers, Woodrow Bates, Neville Bates, and Nathan Bates; sisters, Nell Churchwell, Willie Mae Churchwell, and Sue Milam Podjorski; great-grandson, Benjamin Perry.
Marie was born in Parsons and a loving mother and grandmother; she was adventurous and her love to travel began at an early age and throughout her life. Dewey and Marie settled in Sumner Co., TN where she loved music and sang in the church choir and quartet.
Additional hats in her personal life she wore along with her smile and kindness was spread out many years in the Parsons community. Marie was a lifelong member of Bunches Chapel Baptist Church, Dorcas Sewing/Quilting Club, and member of the Eastern Star. She loved to quilt and was able to grow a small business, avid gardener, caregiver, Sunday school teacher. She later found a passion to write and would write each week “The Bunches Chapel News”, in the “The News Leader” published locally in Parsons. She wrote and published a book about her childhood growing up in Busselltown.
Brother Terry Rhodes officiating. Darrell Epperson, James Woodall, Mike Troyani, Mike Bates, Adam Herjeckzi and Alex Perry serving as pallbearers. Danny Bates, serving as Honorary pallbearer.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to The Bunches Chapel Cemetery Fund, 50 JW Rhodes Rd Parsons, TN 38363. Visitation will be at Parsons Mortuary, Wednesday February 8 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm and continue Thursday February 9 from 9:00am until time of service at 10:00am. Graveside services will be held on Thursday February 9 at 2:00pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville, TN.
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