OBITUARY

Nettie Rose Flippen

March 5, 1920January 6, 2021
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Nettie Rose Hunt Flippen was born to Norman E. and Jennie Polston Hunt on March 5, 1920 and died peacefully on January 6, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, W.W. (Boostie) Flippen, her son, John M. (Sonny) Gossett, her brother William S. Hunt, and her sisters, Katie Hunt Breakfield and Ellen Hunt Couch. She is survived by her daughter Deborah Flippen (Jim) Sawyers and her daughter-in-law Ramona Gossett. Also surviving are her 5 grandchildren, Michelle Gossett (Tom) Lasley, Gavin Gossett, Jeremy (Katie) Gossett, Jennie (David) Alcorn, Susi (Stan Bumpus) Turman, eight great grandchildren, Will and Anna Lasley, Ellison and Aslan Gossett, Chase and Cain Wilson, Autumn Tucker and Fraser Putney as well as numerous adoring nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Flippen was a charter member of Lebanon Road Church of Christ, as well as a charter member of Stones River Woman’s Club, having held the office of President and various other offices. She was a very active supporter of PTAs in four Donelson schools in the 50’s and 60’s. She was a charter member of Merry Oaks Garden Club, and a charter and board member of Ravenwood Club formerly Donelson Park Club.

‘Flip’ (as she was affectionately known) was a floral designer and owned and operated ‘Flowers by Flip’ for many years specializing in weddings and parties. Being well versed in aesthetics and having a keen sense of style, constantly evolving with the times, made her very successful in this endeavor.

A pillar of the community, Flip was known for her generous spirt and welcoming warmth. She was a very gracious soul often opening her home, helping those in need, and offering words of encouragement. With a very fiery personality that made an impression on everyone she met, she was never afraid to be honest about her feelings. Flip had very strong opinions and ideals that she did verbalize often. She had a clever wit with a touch of sass and a boisterous loud laugh that was infectious.

Nettie Rose was a devout servant of the Lord and was eager to share her love with others. She lived her life always striving to be her best self for her savior and for those around her, passing these ideals down through the generations she fostered.

Flip will be deeply missed by her family, as she was not just our matriarch but a mentor, a source of strength and comfort, an example of faith and humanity. She was a gift that will be treasured by all those that knew her.

There will be a visitation at Lebanon Rd Church of Christ from 12-1 on Saturday January 9, 2021, services to follow at 1:00. Interment at Mt Olivet Cemetery.

Services

  • Visiation

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

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George Peterson

January 9, 2021

I'm sorry I can't attend Nettie Rose's memorial...she was like "another mother" to me and Sonny was like "another brother"...I have fond memories of our relationship!
Ramona and Debbie, you are in my prayers!
George

Sharon Ford

January 8, 2021

Debbie and family,

Your mom was a sweet lady who touched a lot people in her life. Sending cards of encouragement was one way. Those cards meant a lot and brought smiles, knowing someone was thinking about them. I know our mother, Peggy Stewart always enjoyed receiving them. Prayers to you and your family.

In Christian Love,
Peggy Stewart and family

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