Thelma Laverne Sutton

May 16, 1926November 30, 2018

Thelma Laverne Sutton, age 92, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018. Born Sunday, May 16, 1926 in Robertson County, Tennessee she is preceded in death by per parents, Everett and Lela Luton Cole and husband, James "Ronnie" Sutton; brothers, Hayden Cole, Wilford Cole and Everett Cole, Jr.

Mrs. Sutton retired as a proof reader for Baird-Ward Printing, however she began her working career at the age of 16 with Carter Shoe Company. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church; three chapters of the Red Hat Society; a member of the Madison Fifty-Forward; Goodlettsville Chamber of Commerce; Madison Chamber of Commerce.

She is survived by her son Phillip Sutton and his wife Jan; sisters, Marjorie Ray, Nancy Hooper and brother, Hulan Cole.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted 11:00 Monday, December 3, 2018 at Parkway Baptist Church 505 Cunniff Parkway, Goodlettsville, Tennessee with Rev. Ken Castleberry officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers send contributions in memory of Mrs. Sutton to New Hope Baptist Church 311 North Murray Street Box 907 Gainesboro, Tennessee 38562 Attn: Pastor Randy Heady Water Well Ministry

Family and Friends will gather to remember Mrs. Sutton at a visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 2:00 until 6:00 at Forest Lawn Funeral 1150 South Dickerson Road Goodlettsville, Tennessee and from 10:00 until the 11:00 service at Parkway Baptist Church.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • A Celebration of Life Monday, December 3, 2018

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Deborah Duncan

December 2, 2018

Phil and Family

My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.

Annette Tidwell

December 1, 2018

My dear Laverne, I will surely miss you. You were so fun to be around and you never forgot a name. You loved life, your country, the military, police, firemen, and all your friends dearly and we all loved your back. You will be missed at the Madison Red Hat meetings by all your red hat sisters. I'll never forget the day you came to the meeting with a purple mesh potato bag for a hat. That was so clever of you and it looked good. Everyone loved it. You fought a good fight to stay here with us but the Lord was ready for you to come home to him. Rest in peace my dear friend.
My sincere condolences to Phillip, Jan and the rest of the family. She was a trouper....