Mary Louise Toy

Born on July 9, 1927

Departed on August 17, 2020 and resided in West Nashville, Tennessee

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Mary Louise Gill Toy- Age 93, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020. Mrs. Toy was born on July 9, 1927, in Lincoln County, TN. She was the daughter of the late Catherine and Oliver Coy Gill.

She married Carl Toy on April 20, 1951, the year of the great ice storm in Nashville, TN, and he preceded her in death on September 14, 1984. Also preceding her in death is her grandsons, Edward (Ted) Mills, IV and Brandon Lee Mills.

She is survived by her daughters, Harriet Marie (Eddie) Mills;  Rose Anna Toy (Tom) Thompson, and Terri Toy Colson; grandchildren, Sunshine Thompson, Eli (Cassy) Thompson, Lane (Karen) Thompson, Kate Colson, Abbie Rose (Bob) Knobloch, and Blue (Kimberly) Colson; 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

A public graveside service will be on Friday, August 21, 2020, at 1PM, at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Brother Bob Hammer will officiate the service.

There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Arrangements by West Harpeth Funeral Home & Crematory, 6962 Charlotte Pike.

4 Comments to Mrs. Mary Louise Toy

  1. Brenda Shelby
    August 21, 2020 6:05 pm

    Dear Family.….I worked with Louise for years in the Dept. of Revenue, and very close with her and all of you growing up. We have lost touch over the years, and I am so sad to hear of her passing. I just saw her notice in the Tennessean.

    We had some very fun times at work including our potluck lunches and dinners where we all brought special dishes. Louise was famous for her green pea salad….we all loved it so much, and loved her also. Remember Ms. Annie?? They were big buddies too.

    May God bless you all with extra love and strength. We have all been through so much over the years.

    Love, Brenda Shelby

  2. Shirley Thompson
    August 23, 2020 11:49 pm

    To the TOY family., I’m so sorry for your loss . I just found out about Ms. Toys passing. And Terri’s also . So so shocking. Terri dated my son Randy in school .It’s beyond words the way I’m feeling. Praying God is comforting each and everyone.

  3. Lilian Hall Ott
    August 29, 2020 11:57 pm

    I absolutely adored my other mother, Mrs Toy. Precious lady. I know she will be missed greatly. To the the entire family, I’m so sad for your loss. I truly am.

  4. Cynthia M. (Cindy) Odle
    January 18, 2021 8:38 am

    Your Mother/Grandmother/Greatgrandmother’s face in her obituary photo made me stop immediately, as I knew, “I knew that woman!” As I finally got to the comments, someone called her Louise and referred to her working at the Dept. of Revenue. I was with the TN Attorney General’s Office in the Tax Div., and I used to work with Louise. The greatest compliment is that before I remembered her name, I remembered that pleasant look and feeling emanating from Louise’s face. If only everyone could be remembered so warmly! Bless all of you in your loss.

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