Bessie Thompson Demonbreun

bessie demonbreun

July 13, 1925 ~ June 8, 2024

Born in: Nashville, Tennessee
Resided in: West Nashville, Tennessee

Bessie Thompson Demonbreun- Age 98, of West Nashville, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 8, 2024, after a brief illness.


She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James A. Demonbreun; daughter, Barbara Brown; son, James Demonbreun, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Shelia Demonbreun; and her siblings and other family members.


She is survived by her son, Paul Demonbreun; her grandchildren, Amy Demonbreun, Rodger Brown, Scott Demonbreun, and Melanie (Corey) Dunn; great grandson, Ryan Dunn; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.


Bessie was a longtime member of Charlotte Heights Church of Christ. She was previously a member of West Nashville Heights Church of Christ, Western Hills Church of Christ, and Park Avenue Church of Christ. She loved gardening and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed her daily crossword puzzles and reading. Bessie was known for cooking, especially her delicious Banana Cake.


The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 12PM, at Charlotte Heights Church of Christ with Daryl Demonbreun officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday from 4PM until 8PM, then again on Wednesday from 11AM until the service time at 12PM, all at Charlotte Heights Church of Christ, located at 6833 Old Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief or Alive Hospice.


Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be West Nashville & Bellevue’s only locally owned and operated burial & cremation provider.




Visitation: June 11, 2024 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Charlotte Heights Church of Christ
6833 Old Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Visitation: June 12, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Charlotte Heights Church of Christ
6833 Old Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Funeral: June 12, 2024 12:00 pm

Charlotte Heights Church of Christ
6833 Old Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Burial: June 12, 2024 1:15 pm

Woodlawn Memorial Park
660 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37204

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  1. I don’t even know what to say or what to think other than nobody in the world could have a possibly asked God for a better, more loving and more lovable grandmother. She was always like another mother to me and was always, always there for me no matter what, or no matter what I was going through in my life. I love and miss granny so much and am so eternally grateful to God that myself, Amy, Scott, Melanie and her family and uncle Paul and his side of the family, Mildred (who was always really very close to granny and always called to check on her daily), and Nancy, Melissa, Savannah and Wanda and plus, every single person from the Demonbreun side who got to visit and see her and spend time with her. She loved having people come see her so much. She truly loved it and was always so happy whenever people would come to see her and show how much they loved her and people who called her if they couldn’t come by in person. I can’t express how much joy I saw on her face and how she was in such good spirits whenever someone came by to see her in the last few weeks. I just want to sincerely truly thank everyone who came by to see granny, whether in the hospital or on Galaxie Drive, and please know how much you all lifted her spirits and renewed her energy whenever you came by to see her and how much she loved that.

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