Tina Lynn Countryman

Born on May 6, 1957

Departed on April 18, 2015

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Tina Lynn Countryman was born May 6, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Charles “Chuck” Countryman and Ona Countryman-Rust.

She confessed Christ at an early age at Macon Road Church of Christ in Memphis, Tennessee.

Tina attended the Memphis City School system. She was a cheerleader and graduate of East High School. She also attended Tennessee State University.

Tina’s career as a singer, songwriter, and musician began at a very young age (around 8 or 9 years old). She won several talent competitions such as Northeast Optimist Club of Memphis and the Mid-South Fair competitions. Tina combined the dismal love of country-western with the contemporary sound of James Taylor when performing as guest entertainment in Searcy, Arkansas, the Arkansas Jamboree, the Von Theatre in Hernando, Mississippi, the Former Tennessee Governor Frank Clement’s Blue Room, and at the Horseshoe Bend with Country Western Star Faron Young. As a child she would also perform weekly at the Lion’s Club in Memphis, TN. Tina’s style transformed as she grew with her music career, and she was eventually known for singing the “blues” with original writings such as “Muddy Mississippi Blues”. She loved music and nature. Tina’s other talents consisted of playing the keyboard, an artist, an original song writer and author of a poem book entitled, “Starlight Dancing”, published in 2008. Tina was always the life of the party, and she never met a stranger. She was fun, loving, and full of life.

Tina was married to Bobby Joe Hughes and to this union two children were born.

Tina departed her earthly home on April 18, 2015.

Preceded in death by father, Charles “Chuck” Countryman. Survived children, Christina Sears (Dedrick), Charles Hughes; mother, Ona Rust; sisters, Patricia Waide, Kathy Peak (Richard); grandchildren, MaKayla Heard,  MaLiyah Hughes, Harmoni Sears, Kadynce Sears, Caleb Silva; loving nephew, Richard Peak (Donna), 3 nieces.

Visitation will be  Saturday, April 25, 2015, 12 noon until service time at 2 p.m. at  West Harpeth Funeral Home with Dr. David Conner officiating.

 

6 Comments to Tina Lynn Countryman

  1. Barbara Mills
    April 24, 2015 12:16 am

    To Tina’s family,

    Tina was a dear friend to me and I am still in shock that she is gone from us on this earthly plane. She and I would chat on the internet for hours on end about all kinds of things but mostly about our love of our family and how the pain we both had in our lives was affecting our relationships with our family members. Tina suffered terribly with her multiple painful conditions but through it all she gave of herself her love to all she came in contact with both in person and with her large internet family around the world. I never met Tina face to face but I spoke to her on the phone and spent hours on end chatting to her and I loved her like a Sister as did my husband Torch, Robert Allen Mills, who knew her before I did. Tina loved her music and writing poetry and song and her life centered around it and in trying to be with her family which was difficult for her at times and better at others but she always loved and wanted to be with her children and grandchildren even during the times she couldn’t be with them and it broke her heart that circumstances kept her away from them. Tina also participated in a group that I run on Facebook for people who live with Chronic Pain as an active member helping others with her experiences in coping with her pain and I especially treasured her experiences with her jaw pain in helping my other group members to cope with their issues and my group will miss her contributions.

    I hope you family members have been following her facebook page and reading the comments on it and can see how many people love and care about Tina. She was very deeply loved by the people who knew her and her absence is already felt there. Here is the link to her page so you can see for yourselves how much people love Tina and miss her. https://www.facebook.com/tina.countryman.90?fref=ts

    What you can’t see there are individual people’s pages where they have commented about her passing and several group’s where she has also been memorialized but since you aren’t members of those groups you would not be able to see the postings

    Tina was a sister of the heart to me, I loved her dearly, I will miss her always and I was proud to call her my friend .who Tina called her Rosebud.

    Barbara Mills

  2. Deborah Hart Yemm
    April 25, 2015 3:52 pm

    So glad that Tina lives on in so many grandchildren. My condolences to her whole family. Tina was a treasured friend whose presence in my own life will be deeply missed. She made an impact on many lives and will live on eternally in her music videos and published poems.

    I am happy that, if she had to leave at this time, she was able to leave without pain or suffering, in the midst of the kind of life she loved the most – at a music festival. She could not have done better by her interests or so my own grieving heart tells me.

    In sympathy to all who feel her loss.

  3. Lucienne Naber (Alluvja)
    April 25, 2015 5:14 pm

    I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to Tina’s family and all those who loved her. And I hope you will find comfort with each other in this time of great loss.

    As Barbara and Deborah above I also knew Tina from the online community in which we developed frienships. And me and her shared a lot of conversations, feelings, poetry etc. during the last 7 years. I’m resided in Europe so I have not met her in person but we have talked personally on the phone.

    I am aware she went through some difficult and painful times but I admired her zest for living that she was able to maintain until the end and which she kept expressing so wonderfully through her poetry and music.

    I send my warm sympathy to all who grieve for Tina, she will be missed.

    Rest in Peace dear Tina.

  4. Tricia
    April 29, 2015 2:08 pm

    Please take comfort in the Almighty God words that there will be a “resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” Acts 24:15;Rev.21:3,4

  5. Christina Sears
    May 9, 2015 10:10 am

    I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and acts of kindness! This has been so painful to deal with, but I thank God for the outpouring of love and support for my mother! Please send me your addresses, so that I am able to mail you a thank you card as well as an obituary. Again, thank you all

  6. Christina Frazier
    May 18, 2015 9:24 pm

    Many blessings to you, Ms. Tina !!! I didn’t know you personally but we were in a Facebook group: The Walking Dead Fans !!! She was spot on with her comments and posts. Her fiery, sultry attitude will be missed !!! Sending prayers to you and your family !!! Take care

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