Mary Ellen Davis Arnold

mary ellen arnold
Mary Ellen Davis Arnold November 2, 1948 - July 18, 2023 Mary was born in Georgetown, TX. to Joe W. Davis and Ethel Weimers Davis on November 2, 1948. She was one of five children, and is survived by one brother, Edward Davis and one sister, Edith Davis Loveland. She is preceded by her parents as well as her sister Beth Hime Davis and brother Gene Davis. Mary moved to Nashville, TN. with her family at the age of 5 where she later met her husband, Phillip Arnold, while working at Trafco in Nashville where her father was an accountant for many years. She and Phil celebrated 52 years together on June 19th. She had a degree in vocal performance from Peabody University (now Vanderbilt). She loved working with children and had a huge heart, eventually becoming a caretaker. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Jason Arnold (46) and Tirzah Arnold (41). Mary loved nature, plants, flowers, and trees, which is why she has chosen a natural burial where her body will continue to give back to the earth at Larkspur Conservation in Taylor Hollow. There is no formal funeral service at this time, but if you would like to take a hike to the burial site at any point, you are welcome to do so by following her specific GPS coordinates. If you choose to do so, please be respectful of the Conservation and visit their website for any questions on what you will need to make that journey. Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, Nashville, TN (615) 857-9955. We proudly remain locally owned & operated.

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  1. Mary, I’ve told you many times, through the years, that you did a great job raising your daughter, Tirzah. She’s been an adopted member of our family for many years and we plan to keep on being her family now. Rest easy and enjoy your freedom from pain. You know the secret now. The rest of us have to wait a few years before we can know the secret too. Fly high Mary.

  2. Mary and I were great friends in high school. Played basketball and in choir together. Wow could she sing!! Weโ€™d communicate through Facebook over the last years. Was so surprised to see this today. My deepest condolences to Phil, Jason and Tirzah , Ed and Edie. Sending prayers for all of you. Marilyn Gammel Hayes

  3. I was blessed to be counted among Friends of Mary in high school. What a precious person she always was. ๐Ÿ™ for her Family during this ๐Ÿ’” breaking time.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Maryโ€™s passing Mary was a caregiver for my wife Jean Phillips for several months before her passing we send our prayers to Phil and the family

  5. Mary was my friend since 2007, I know her as a lover of Jesus Christ first and foremost, a lover of family and friends, a woman who confidently came before her Abba Father God on behalf of many. She was a victor over difficulties, loved the body of Christ and dancing and singing in worship was her greatest privilege and joy. You never had to wonder if Mary was in the room, her laughter resounded as did her quiet compassion. You had to have a good long hug for greeting and goodbyes. The seeds of love she planted will produce 100 fold and she was greeted by her savior, Jesus Christ with a well done sweetie!! My heart goes out to Phil to lose his love and his partner. I pray God will give him joy and friendship his in his new home. I pray her children will experience the peace of Christ and their family will one day be united in heaven. I know Mary is in that great cloud of witnesses and cheering us all on. She finished well. She will be missed.

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