Barbara Ann Quinn Sullivan

11 mars 19333 juin 2021

Barbara Ann Quinn Sullivan passed away on June 3, 2021. She was born in Nashville on March 11,1933 to the late Frank Joseph and Mary D Quinn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Byrns Sullivan Jr. She was a graduate of St Bernard Academy and attended Ward Belmont College.

She and her husband were Founding Members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was a past President of the Holy Rosary Ladies Guild and served as Chairman of the Bereavement Committee for 30 years. She was a past Secretary of the Nashville Deanery of Catholic Women and a long standing member of the Ladies of Charity.

She is survived by her six children, Joanne Sullivan, Frank Quinn Sullivan, Elaine Sullivan Walker (Mike), Joseph Byrns Sullivan III (Linda), Cathy Sullivan Compton (Mark) and Susan Sullivan Williams. She is also survived by her sister in law, Marie Sullivan, her sixteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at eleven o'clock in the morning on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Nashville. Reverend Daniel J Steiner will serve as celebrant. Reverend Ed Steiner, Reverend Steve Klasek, Reverend Joe McMahon and Reverend Juan Carlos Garcia will serve as concelebrants. Internment immediately following at Calvary Cemetery, Nashville.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Brown, Joe Griffith, Tim Lavender, Tom McRedmond, Frank Nolan, Jim Wilson, Ernest Aud, Dr. James Ferguson, Eric Graves and Jack Crouch.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday, June 12th from nine-thirty until eleven in the morning with the Rosary Vigil being conducted at ten-thirty in the morning at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorials be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church,192 Graylynn Dr, Nashville, TN, 37214, or Sisters of Mercy Convent, 2629 Pennington Bend Rd, Nashville, TN, 37214, or Ladies of Charity, 2216 State St, Nashville, Tn 37203.

Special thanks to Jane Harrison and the team at Alive Hospice.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    samedi, 12 juin , 2021

  • Rosary Vigil

    samedi, 12 juin , 2021

  • Funeral Mass of the Resurrection

    samedi, 12 juin , 2021


Barbara Ann Quinn Sullivan


Drothy Ayers

11 juin , 2021

Always sympathetic, helpful, sweet, kind and generous .
My caring thoughts and prayers for the Family.

Marjorie Currin

11 juin , 2021

Barbara and I were good friends from the start. When I was in college I used to take my friends to meet her so I could brag about how she handled things as if never a problem. She was one of the neatest people I have ever met. Her very active children were always squeeky-clean.

Nancy and Jim Langdon

10 juin , 2021

What a lady! Barbara was so involved in her children's lives. I taught her oldest Joann at St Bernard and Jim taught the rest at Father Ryan. She always had a smile and gave the best presents to teachers. She was loved and we will all miss the wonderful lady that she was.

Ann clark

10 juin , 2021

Kick buns
Always ready
Chocolate cake

Dolores Underhill

9 juin , 2021

Frank and family so sorry to learn of your Mothers passing. What a beautiful lady with so much compassion for her family, friends, and community. A lifetime of servitude. Frank I only know you and your Uncle but now I can see where you have your Mothers influence as you were always so friendly with a smile when you helped us at Sheraton Music City Hotel even when it was a problem---you managed to make the situation better and correct the problems. Thanks friend and know you and family in our prayers as you lay her to rest. GOD be with you all and continue to bless through those generations that will carry on her legacy.

Nancy Montgomery

5 juin , 2021

I loved your sweet Mother. She was my Mama's friend first and then she was mine. Mama used to tell me "You and Barbara are just alike, you both cry at everything". She had a great sense of humor and was quick to laugh and to catch on when I was kidding with her. Your Mother used to tell me that your Dad and mine were perfect golf partners because "Joe couldn't hear and John couldn't talk" She was so good to the Holy Rosary family. Mama told me your Mother would stay up all night cooking if there was not going to be enough food made by parishioners for a family and friends after someone's service. She was loving and giving and a wonderful person and she loved all of you very much. I will miss her greatly. May God bless all of you and give you His peace.