Helen Irene Mangrum

Born on May 7, 1932

Departed on June 9, 2007 and resided in Fairview, TN

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MANGRUM, Helen Nolen passed away on June 9, 2007. She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Eugene Nolen parents Charles and Dollie Anderson, son, Randy Nolen; granddaughter Miranda Nolen; brothers, James, Elmer and Edward Anderson; sisters, Azalee Singleton, Leara Anglin and Willie Hargrove; She is survived by her children Sherry Lawrence Johnson and Jeff Tina Nolen; grandchildren, Kimberly Johnson, Joey, Jackie and Jenny Nolen, April Dozier, Jessi Arellano; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Miranda and Jacob Dozier, Neil, Lexi, Gracie Nolen, Laura Hillard and Emily Capps; sister, Pauline Gossett; brothers, Lloyd, Clifton and Roy Anderson; daughter-in-law Sherry Lee Nolen. Funeral services will be on Wednesday June 13, 2007 at 2 P.M. at the Harpeth Hills Funeral Home with Fred Mayberry officiating. Interment will follow in Jane Jones cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 12-8 P.M. at the HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 HWY 100, 646-9292

One Comment to Helen Irene Mangrum

  1. Sherry Nolen Johnson
    June 14, 2007 12:00 am

    This memory tribute is to my mother. I am writting it as a letter to her. Dear Mama…My heart breaks as I write you this letter. It was hard to say good-bye. You were loved by so many. I have never known you to have a enemy. You always had something good to say about everyone. You have been the best mama in the whole world. It is not fair that you have had to go thru so much sickness. You handled it so bravely, something that I wouldn’t be able to do. I will miss you so much. I wrote you a letter and put it in the coffin with you. I wrote in it to give me a sign that you were ok. After the burial, we went to the church for a dinner that they so kindly prepared for us. Kimberly went outside to sit after she ate. A white dove swooped down over her head and flew back and forth over her several times. Kimberly came in and told me. Sandra and I went outside to see it but after a few minutes of no luck we went back inside. A little while later as I was putting something in my car, I noticed Jeffrey’s cd and went to take it to him. Him and some more were gathered at the back of the church. Just as I was reaching them, not one but two white doves swooped over our heads, side by side. They did perfect loops and dives over us and then flew away, staying side by side the whole time. I know that was your sign that you were ok. It was you and daddy or you and Randy. Please continue to give us signs. I love you with all my heart and will miss you. But now you can breathe without labor. No more suffering. It is only temporary that we are apart. Until we are together again…Love your daughter…Sherry