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Irene E. Puckett



13:00 on 2017-12-01
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, 314 E. State Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Visitation With The Family:
11:00 on 2017-12-02
Olive Branch Church, 1115 Minerva Drive, Murfreesboro, TN

Celebration of Life Service:
12:00 on 2017-12-02
Olive Branch Church, 1115 Minerva Drive, Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal & Interment:
13:00 on 2017-12-02
Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN

Mother Irene Gaines Puckett was born July 9, 1931 to the late Dave Smith and Rebecca Alexander Smith in Rutherford County, Tennessee. She transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on November 22, 2017.

She accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Mt.Zion Primitive Baptist Church where she served as a Mother, Usher and Choir member. Mother Puckett later united with Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, where she served faithfully as a mother until her passing.

Mother Puckett loved children; she was a foster parent for thirty years. She never met a stranger, she loved everyone.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Cumbey Gaines Sr. and Clarence Puckett; and daughter, Hattie Mai McGowan.

Mother Puckett leaves to cherish her memories, devoted children; sons, Erskine (Evelyn) Smith, Cumbey (Cynthia) Gaines Jr., Timothy (Brenda) Gaines; daughters, Blendia Gaines, Delphia (Samuel) Martin, Selma (Robert) Archer, Ruth Naomi (Earnest) Burrus, Alethea Williams and Vanessia (Michael) London; brother, Sam (Bertha) Smith Jr.; devoted family friend,
James Bingham; and a host of devoted grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.


Your life was a blessing,
Your memory a treasure,
You are loved beyond
Words and missed beyond measure.
Love your grandchildren

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371