Mary Tom Graves Soper, age 107 years, 346 days, passed away on June 1, 2019 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Mary Tom was born on June 19, 1911 to the late Tom Graves and Susan Elizabeth “Lizzie” Churchwell Graves. Mary Tom grew up in Wayne County, Tennessee, and developed a love of nature that continued throughout her life. She especially loved birds and trees. Mary Tom was a self-described political follower. There were 19 presidents elected during her lifetime. Mary Tom loved Jesus, family, friends, underdogs, life and Southern gospel music.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Berry C. Soper; son, Berry C. Soper, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Sherry R. Soper. Mary Tom is the last of 10 children in her family. She leaves behind her sons, Dr. Richard G. Soper and Charles (Linda) Soper; daughter-in-law, Jackie Soper; grandchildren, Todd Soper, Nikki (Rodney) Otjen, Heather (Troy) Potts, Matthew Soper, Hollie Mulvaney, Vanessa (Jay) Fuquay, Cordell (Maribel) Soper, Larissa Soper and Ashley Soper; great grandchildren, Hannah Isabell, Noah Mulvaney, Mason Potts, Megan Potts, Calliandra Otjen, Carly Soper, Manning Fuquay, Oden Soper, Roman Soper and Ava Grace DelBuono.
A memorial service will be held for Mary Tom at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home, Pastor Tracy Cameron and great niece Linda Lester officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will follow in Spring Hill Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
SPRING HILL MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES. 931-486-0059 www.springhill-memorial.com