May 2022

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Stump, Jordan Lane, age 26, of Mt. Juliet, TN passed away unexpectedly Sunday,  May 1, 2022 in Lebanon, TN. Jordan was a 2014 graduate of Wilson Central High School and an employee of Proctor and Graves. He enjoyed riding his Razor, snowboarding and working on his home. He was a fan of the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators. Jordan was born April 15, 1996 to David and Angela Stump of Mt. Juliet. From an early age, it was clear that Jordan was put on this Earth to make people smile. He was willing to do anything to get a laugh out of others, especially his beloved older brother, Keaton. The little boy who loved to play practical jokes and perform daredevil stunts to amuse others would eventually grow into a fine young man, renowned by all who knew him for his remarkable sense of humor and love for life. He worked and played equally hard, and chose to live his life by the motto, “Today is a good day for a good day.” Jordan was the true definition of a character, universally loved and larger than life, a fiercely loyal friend and a devoted brother and son. He had a deep and abiding love for others, and a quiet humility about his accomplishments and good deeds. These outstanding character traits Jordan possessed in life are beautifully exemplified in his death, as he chose to be an organ donor. It is a great comfort to his family that Jordan’s passing will give others in need a second chance at life, and there is peace in the knowledge that he is in his Forever Home with his Heavenly Father. Though his loved ones will always bear the pain of his loss, they will live by his example and choose to make each day a good day for a good day.

He is survived by:

Parents – David and Angela Stump

Brother – Keaton Stump

Grandmother – Sharon Stump

Several aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends

 

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Rob Simms officiating.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Eldred, Anita Gertrude, age 87, of Antioch, TN died May 4, 2022. Anita was born in Allen, Mississippi to the late, Frank Lessing and Loriane Varnado Lessing. She was a member of Christ Servants Baptist Church. Anita has held leadership roles in the FFC Women and the UT Extension Service in Sumner County. She enjoyed gardening and arranging flowers and was a wonderful cook.

She is survived by:

Husband – Reverend Timothy Eldred

Children – Donna (Larry) Clark, Lisa Mathis, Darryl (Eva) Eldred, Michael Eldred and

                Vickie (Ted) Frels

Sister – Doris Johnson

12 Grandchildren and 16 Great-grandchildren

 

Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Christ Servants Baptist Church, 209 Pepper Ridge Circle, Antioch, TN 37013.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com

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Knight, Lawrence Franklin, age 80, of Mt. Juliet, TN died May 4, 2022. Larry was born in Nashville, TN and was the son of the late, Elzie Franklin Knight and Bessie Thompson Knight. He was a 1959 graduate of Cohn High School and was a furniture salesman for Haverty’s and La-Z-Boy. Larry was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Dallas Knight and niece, Paige Nash.

He is survived by:

Wife – Debbie Greer Knight

Sons – Larry Knight, Jr. and Steve Knight

Loved Step-children – Julie (Alan) Northern and Tommy (Amy) Greer

Brother – Roger (Jean) Knight

Sisters – Libby (Ray) Nash and Trudy (Phillip) Fontenot

Grandchildren – Jennifer and Austin, Taylor (David) Ridiner, Blake Northern,

                        Ben (Brooke) Greer and Dan Greer

1 Great-grandchild

Niece – Nikki Nash

 

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating.

 

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church for the Youth and Young Adults.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Thursday at the church.

 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com