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George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN

OBITUARY

Paula Nace Rushing

August 14, 1964March 19, 2020

Paula Rushing, age 55 of Jackson, TN, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2020 at the Maplewood Health Care Center in Jackson, TN.

Paula was born on August 14, 1964 and was the daughter of the late Dr. William H. “Bill” Nace and Roanne Rowlett Nace of Jackson, Tennessee. She graduated from Old Hickory Academy in 1982, and attended Jackson State Community College, and Union University. She proudly represented Jackson State in the Miss Tennessee pageant in the 1980’s. She was on staff at the Kwanis Center for Child Development and Tennessee’s Early Intervention System for many years. Paula loved the ocean and enjoyed traveling, riding horses, live music, dancing, and most of all, her family and friends.

Her father, Dr. William H. “Bill” Nace, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her mother, Roanne Rowlett Nace of Jackson, TN; two daughters, Bailey Reeves of Jackson, TN. and Abbey Reeves of Knoxville, TN; and two grandchildren of Jackson, TN.

The family has requested that memorials be directed to the Jackson-Madison County Humane Society.

Paula was buried in a private service at Hollywood Cemetery. The family will host a memorial service on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 4 pm at the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons. Friends may gather beginning at 3 pm, one hour prior to the service.

Services

6 June

The Memorial Service

4:00 pm

George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

North Chapel

2812 N Highland Ave
Jackson, Tennessee 38305

Friends may gather at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memories

Paula Nace Rushing

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Sandra Bryant Rogers

March 24, 2020

Dear Ms. Nace

I was so sad to hear of Paula's passing. Although I haven't seen or spoken with Paula in several years, I will always remember our special childhood friendship growing up on Franwood Cove. Forever will be engrained in my memories the times we shared playing barbies, making up acrobat routines, and playing outside until dark with the neighborhood gang. I will always cherish these
special memories.

I am praying for you during this difficult time. May God bless you and keep you and may His loving face shine upon you.

In His Name,
Sandra Bryant Rogers

Russell Gallimore

March 23, 2020

Roanne: So sorry to learn of Paula's death. I remember you and Bill as Class of 1957 classmates at Lambuth. Peace through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rev. Russell N. Gallimore, Jackson, TN

Delisa Alsup

March 22, 2020

The story you loved me to tell : me first-grade, you the much wiser second-grader and the “Brownie Princess Pageant “. You were the STAR !!! Smiling , waving with your little crown — so tickled to have won. However, you preferred to be called “Queen” not princess. Lol I can still see you sitting in the big chair like royalty.

Betsy Brese Hill

March 21, 2020

Roanne, and Paula's kids and grandchildren, Paula was a special friend. She was beautiful, so talented and a good friend to everyone. I will miss her so much. I know she and Dr. Nace are so happy to see each other and to be together again. I know Paula is now at peace and is in pain no longer. We had so much fun together growing up and I could probably write and tell stories all day. Fun memory is Dr. Nace driving car pool in the Timbers for Paula, me, Jeanie and Gail. Us putting our lip gloss and whatever other makeup on in the car on the way to school and wiping our fingers on the side floor of the car. None of us knew it was a Lambuth owned vehicle. I can just imagine when he turned it in. I do remember getting in trouble from my mom, she worked for Dr. Nace for a time at Lambuth. Paula and I had a lot in common, many things others don't know. She always had and will forever always hold a special place in my heart. My prayers for all of you are continuing.

Delisa Alsup

March 21, 2020


Thinking of all the times we took off on our mini getaways, and those nights dancing till we could drop ...Love you my friend!

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