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Obituary: Violet Jean Lemox Newcomb

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Violet Newcomb

Violet Newcomb

Violet Jean Lemox Newcomb, 90, of Franklin, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

Mrs. Newcomb was born in Williamson County to the late Edward F. Lemox Sr. and Clara Anna Moore Lemox Smithson. She was a homemaker and a member of Harpeth First Baptist Church (Esperanza Church).  

She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved without limits, gave selflessly and had compassion for all. Her mission in life was clear, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through any means possible. 

Violet and her husband, Earl, started several churches which was their life’s commitment. She was a pianist, singer, teacher and avid reader, bookkeeper/treasurer and fantastic cook both in and outside of the church. 

She is best known and described by her passion in life as a godly woman, mentor and visionary with an unwavering faith and trust in Christ. Her infectious, sweet spirit and servant’s heart led many people into a saving relationship with Jesus. Her reach was far and wide.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Earl Newcomb; son, Roger Newcomb; and siblings Floyd Lemox, Margaret Patrick, Alvin Lemox and Mary Ruth Smith.

Her survivors include her daughters Debbie (Howard) Hicks, Elaine Newcomb, Carol Driver, Sherrie Newcomb Kennedy, Terri (Kris) Sisco and Kay (Ronnie Sr.) Harper; brother, Harris Smithson; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild on the way.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. William Burton, Bro. Mike Williams and Bro. Bill Sasser officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in Williamson Memorial Gardens.  

Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Harper Jr., Brandon Ragsdale, Dallas Driver, Sebastian Kennedy, Marty Newcomb, Robert Kennedy, Kris Sisco, Howard Hicks and Ronnie Harper Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be brothers and sisters in Christ during Violet and Earl’s ministries.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home ,3009 Columbia Ave. Franklin, TN 37064, 615-794-2289,

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