James Monroe & Donna Yvonne Eaton

4 March, 19353 March, 2020
Obituary of James Monroe & Donna Yvonne Eaton
James Monroe “Jim” Eaton & Donna Yvonne Mayfield Eaton passed away on March 3, 2020 at their home in Mt. Juliet, TN. Mr. Eaton was born in Antioch, TN on March 4, 1935 to the late, Herbert and Susie Pearl Hartman Eaton. Mrs. Eaton was born on November 4, 1938 in Southside, TN to the late, William and Thelma Jones Mayfield. They are survived by their 3 children; James Monroe “Monte” Eaton Jr. (Becky), Kristi Dawn Lane (Brian) and Mitchell Alan Eaton (Crystal McDonald); grandchildren, Derek Austin Hardy-Moore (Karen), Andrew “Drew” Hardy-Moore, Cara Dawn Smith and Jacob Aaron “Jake” Hardy Moore (Eva) as well as 9 great-grandchildren. Mr. Eaton is also survived by his siblings, Esther Mae Hand and Bobby Eaton. Mrs. Eaton is also survived by her siblings, Richard Mayfield, Debra Mayfield, Arnold Mayfield and Ronald Mayfield. They were members of Edgefield Baptist Church in East Nashville for many years. When moving to Mt. Juliet in 1977 they joined First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet. Jim served as deacon and they both taught many Sunday school classes over the past 43 years. Mr. Eaton was a story teller and jokester. Many times laughing at his own jokes before he could even finish them. His career was in the transportation industry but his love was his family. He enjoyed playing golf and was looking forward to the spring to get back on the course. Mrs. Eaton was finance director at First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet. When she retired, she still volunteered at the church in any way she could. Jim and Donna Eaton were married for over 57 years. They were a true example of God’s love in their family, their marriage, the community of Mt. Juliet, and beyond. They were humble, kind and lived life fully. Whether they were on their daily walks, cheering on the Cincinnati Reds, Bunko or card night, church fellowship or supporting their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren through any activity they exemplified the love of God. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 from four o’clock in the afternoon until eight o’clock in the evening at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home. Celebration of Life services will be conducted by Bro. Billie Friel at two o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, March 7, 2020 with a gathering beginning at noon at Green Hill Church, 13251 Lebanon Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. In lieu of flowers, donations may are highly requested be made to First Baptist Church Mount Juliet, 735 North Mt Juliet Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 to help with cleanup and restoration from the tornado.

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Past Services

Friday, 06 March, 2020

A Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday, 07 March, 2020

Gathering of friends and family

Saturday, 07 March, 2020

Celebration of Life