Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

535 Shute Ln, Old Hickory, TN


Amara Grace Austin

February 1, 2005January 9, 2020
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I left this world on January 9, 2020 to permanently reside in Amaraland.

I am from a pair of doodled Converses, from Hershey’s chocolate and Hot Topic. I am from the house that sits high on a hill, furry slippers, comforting sofas and prickly rose thorns. I am from the petunias that stand out like the sea at which beg to be cared and loved tenderly. I’m from the receiving and the giving people; from William (my daddy) and Jazby, and Megan (momma) and Dan-Dan; Tay-Tay, KK, River and Lake; Memuh and GD; Mamaw and Pappy; Grandma and Grandpa; Meme and Pawpaw; Cuddy, Boho and Elbe the cats; Rhoda the dog; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. I’m from those who have went before me, Granny and Pa Daddy, Pappy and Nanny, and Granny.

I’m from the board games on Tuesday and pizza nights on Fridays; from the time I cried over a worm and when I would get colds. I’m from the Catholics that pray before dinners. I’m from Tennessee and nine generations of it, the amazing mac ‘n cheese and Granny’s bread rolls; from the premature birth of my sister who almost died.

I am creative, artistic, colorful and unapologetically me.

The Celebration in Amaraland will be at Hermitage Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Gathering of family and friends will be Monday, January 13, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 2:00 pm until the time of celebration.

Please wear your brightest and most vibrant colors for the visit to Amaraland!



  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Amara Grace Austin

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Courtney Trice

January 14, 2020

Amara was always so caring,loving, beautiful, and so very bright inside and out. Even though I only met her in August, she forever changed my life. During my darkest times she was always there to listen and cheer me up. Whenever I saw her in the halls she would give me the biggest hugs and the brightest smiles. It breaks my heart that she isn't here anymore. I will forever and always think of her, love her, and miss her...but let her forever be happy in Amaraland. R.I.P Amara

Sydney Day

January 14, 2020

Amara was a gifted young woman and one of the most creative and wonderful spirited students , I have ever taught. She was sweet, strong, shy, talented, funny, and never steered away from a challenge. Oh , and probably one of the fastest READERS EVER!!!! I told you that you had a true gift of writing and could see you as a comic or in graphic design, maybe will create “Amaraland” , in honor of you ... I found this picture and it shows that talent I was speaking of... you were beautiful , special , and you.... I will miss you , love always
Mrs. Day

Kelsea Shaw

January 14, 2020

Amara you were one of the most respectful students I e met in my 10 years of teaching. I’m honored to have been part of your life and help teach you something you were so passionate about. You had you own unique style of making art-as you did for just living life and being you!

Elsa Kummer

January 13, 2020

I remember in 3rd grade, Amara dressed up as Supergirl for Career Day. When she walked in the door, the velvet “S” fell off of her costume but our teacher hot glued it back on. We got out of touch in middle school but on one of the first days of high school, Maria Bradley, a mutual friend, asked if I knew Amara and we recognized each other immediately. We both had the same Adidas lunchboxes except hers was pink and mine is blue, we also have the same Billie Eilish hoodie and one day we coincidentally wore them both on the same day so we ended up twinning! I will miss all of the fun times we had together and I will think of you always. I love you so much Amara.

Nathaniel Robinson

January 13, 2020

I’ll miss Amara she was a great student and a great friend to have. The last time I spoke to Amara was on Wednesday afternoon and she was talking to one her best friends Maria Bradley. She was always in good spirits and always had a smile on her face. I just want to thank the lord for allowing me to meet such a wonderful and talented young lady. To the Family of Amara I will keep u all in my prayers. R.I.P. Amara love you.

Nihzha Thomas

January 13, 2020

To the girl with the seafoam colored hair and Aphrodite-like laughter.

You were one of my first friends at NSA. From the moment you first showed me your cats to the moment we watched Peppa Pig in 4th period, I knew you were one of a kind. You’re always so sweet and happy!

I hope you’re even happier in Amaraland, and i’ll miss you for as long as i’m still on Planet Earth.

Robert Scott

January 12, 2020

I remember all of our weird and remarkable jokes we made during classes. The teaches never like my sensible humor that may or may not interrupted their class but you always laughed. You helped me realize that making people happy was what I want to do more of in my life. I hope I did my part in making your life shine full of happiness. I’ll always miss you, the tears that we’re shed by me, allow them to crystallize your angelic wings and fly above all of us.

Carrie Fowler

January 11, 2020

I met Amara when I did her hair , Megan , her & her sister , all are such sweet people , Amara had such a sweet soul & I always loved looking at her artwork , so talented & beautiful . I know she will be missed , I’m praying for Megan & family .

Tracey Robinson

January 11, 2020

I will always remember Ama as a sweet and quiet young lady at Creswell. I used to always kid her about kidnapping my library books. One day in the spring she finally returned only a year overdue. Had a smile on her face. R.I.P. sweet girl.