OBITUARY

Sarah Elizabeth Bommelje

November 30, 1927October 7, 2021

Sarah (McCampbell, Mann) Bommelje, age 93, passed away Oct 7th peacefully in her sleep at her daughter, Lisa Huffman's home. Sarah was born November 30, 1927 and grew up in Fountain City, TN. She was a life long musician, studying piano from an early age with Mrs. Bertha Price Perry and playing under O'Dell Willis with the Central High School orchestra. In her 20's she studied pipe organ and was organist at both Fountain City Presbyterian and Methodist churches. After marriages to Edward G. Mann then William Bommelje and raising seven children she began playing professionally again at age 55. She played initially without pay then was hired for Sunday Brunch at the Hyatt Hotel by her friend and mentor Paul Sherbakoff. Then in 1987 she subbed playing for lunches, Friday Night Buffet, and Sunday Brunches before being hired permanently by Ken Knight at the Radisson Hotel, now the Crowne Plaza Hotel. She finished her 33 year career at the Crowne Plaza in 2020 at age 92. She said her gift for piano and organ came directly from God. Sarah leaves behind her loving children, Lisa (Charles), Edward (Charlene), Eric (Lori), and Aaron(Linda) and grandchildren Jared, Nicole (Stephen), Jessica (Terry), Julian, Paul, Ella, Aaron, Noah and great grandchildren Cayden, Layla, Brylee, Landon, Isaac and Reid, and cousin, Dick Kendrick (Ruth). Graveside service will be 3pm Friday, October 15, 2021 at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com

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  • Graveside Service

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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Joe Fielden

October 15, 2021

Ed, Lisa, Eric and Aaron, it's been along time since we crossed paths but I wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear about your mom. I remember her accompanying me when I was playing the saxophone at Maryville College. I pray God will give your family peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Joe

Connie Daniel

October 15, 2021

Lisa and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ms Sarah lived a long full life and was a blessing to all who knew her. She will not be forgotten. When we think of her, it will always bring a smile to our face. She was a lady of many talents and a wonderful sense of humor. May our Father in heaven hold you close in the days ahead.

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