Dr. Ann K. Fuqua

Born on April 8, 1934

Departed on April 27, 2016 and resided in Nashville, TN

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was born on April 8, 1934 and at age 82, went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2016. Ann graduated East High School in 1951.  She graduated from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1955, and then she earned her PhD from Vanderbilt University.  She was a professor at Trevecca Nazarene University for 38 years, where she taught Biology, Chemistry, and Science.  She was awarded the Status Emeritus.  She had married her husband, Shannon on November 9, 1957.  They have been members of St. John Methodist since 1961, where she was a very active member and was the founder and teacher of the Sans Cera Sunday School class.  Ann was preceded in death by her daughter, Laura Fuqua.  Survived by her husband, Shannon Fuqua; daughter, Julie Fuqua. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00pm at West Harpeth Funeral Home, online guestbook www.westharpethFH.com (615) 352-9400. A Graveside Service will be on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 2:00pm, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.   In lieu of flowers please send memorials to, St. Johns United Methodist Church, 6300 Charlotte Pike Nashville TN, 37209  or the Fuqua Biology Scholarship, checks payable to Trevecca Nazarene University – in memory of Ann K. Fuqua, the website is Trevecca.edu\give, memorial gift Ann K. Fuqua Scholarship 333 Murfreesboro Rd, attention: External Relations, Nashville TN, 37210.

16 Comments to Dr. Ann K. Fuqua

  1. Kitty Clark
    April 28, 2016 9:04 pm

    I remember Dr. Fuqua so fondly. I was lucky enough to have her for genetics at TNC, now TNU, in the mid 70s. She was a fabulous teacher with a kind and gentle spirit. Just this week I was talking with a young girl who is considering a career in science about Dr. Fuqua’s genetics class. I loved her class and to this day it brings a smile to think of her.
    I am so sorry for your loss and pray God’s comfort will carry you in this time.
    With prayers,
    Kitty (Huff) Clark M.T, ASCP (TNC ’80)

  2. Delilah Reynolds
    April 28, 2016 9:12 pm

    Miss Ann was a precious person who showed me much love as a young person growing up in the church. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Love and hugs, Delilah (Howell) Reynolds.

  3. Bill Hall
    April 28, 2016 9:46 pm

    Our family Bill (76), Darla (82) and Brittany (08), share fond memories of Dr. Fuqua. She was a professor with a strong commitment to her students and the cause of Christ.

  4. Anita Boyd
    April 28, 2016 9:52 pm

    Ann will be loved and remembered by all the members of the Sans Cera Class. I especially remember her dressing in costume and visiting our Sunday School Class as Mary, the mother of Jesus. She was a wise Christian lady and touched many lives. She and I had many talks about education reform and she visited my class often to keep in touch with young children. RIP Ann, my friend.

  5. Shirly Price Williams
    April 28, 2016 10:25 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. Prayers for you and your family.

  6. Mary Dawn Pafford
    April 28, 2016 11:44 pm

    I am saddened to hear of Anns’s passing. The Fuqua’s were my lovely neighbors and I will always hold them close to my heart. Blessings! MD

  7. Mary Dawn Pafford
    April 28, 2016 11:46 pm

    I am saddened to hear of Ann’s passing. The Fuqua’s were my lovely neighbors and I will always hold them close to my heart. Blessings! MD

  8. Nancy Watson
    April 29, 2016 8:20 am

    We were all so gloriously blessed by knowing Ann. She was an inspiration to me and a guiding light to all of us fortunate enough to be in the SansCera SS class for so many years. A classy lady with an abiding love for her family, her friends, her church and her students. What a privilege it was to know her and call her friend!

  9. Phil House
    April 29, 2016 9:30 am

    I was organist at St. John’s for 13 years and I remember Ann and her family fondly. My sympathies to the family.

  10. Vicki McMaster Austin
    April 29, 2016 9:32 am

    Ann and her family are part of my wonderful childhood memories. We were always welcome to play in their yard as we played around the neighborhood. It seems her influence on other’s lives was very far reaching. My families’ prayers are with you Julie and Mr Fuqua.

  11. Vickie Goddard Simmons
    April 29, 2016 9:52 am

    Ann Fuqua was a wonderful professor and mentor. I was fortunate to have her for my genetics and botany classes in the 70’s and went on to pursue a career in medical technology due in part to her involvement in my life. My prayers are with the family.

  12. Andrew McMaster
    April 29, 2016 11:13 am

    Yes, Dr Fuqua was one of the neighborhood Moms when I was growing up. Our thoughts are with Mr Fuqua and Julie

  13. Jaime Kemp
    April 29, 2016 2:54 pm

    Dr. Fuqua was my absolute favorite professor and advisor. I have nothing but wonderful memories of her. She was so kind and understanding. I always looked forward to her Genetics class and labs at TNU. I remember one semester, myself and two other students had a conflict with two classes that were scheduled at the same time. We all needed these classes to graduate… What did she do? She opened up an extra class for just the three of us and taught it herself. She was amazing. I feel so lucky to have had her in my life during my short years at TNU.

  14. Jennifer Armstrong Akins
    April 30, 2016 7:41 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Dr. Fuqua. I had her for 2 years at TNU. She was such a lovely lady. So kind & sweet. Many prayers & thoughts to her family.

  15. Jimmy Key
    May 1, 2016 2:14 pm

    Very sad to hear of her death. She was my chemistry instructor at West End Lab School 1958-1959. She was a fine person, lady and teacher.

  16. Daniel Oaks, MD
    May 2, 2016 11:48 pm

    Dr. Fuqua was an excellent professor. Her classes and mentorship provided a path for many TNU graduates to pursue advanced careers in science education and health care. She was a professor that always made time to listen and provide the perfect advice. I consider myself lucky to have known Dr. Fuqua and experience the special touch she left on students lives.

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