Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Evelyn Fulks, age 90 of Manchester, will be conducted Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Horace Lee Jacobs officiating.
Interment will follow at Shelton Cemetery in Rutherford County.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mrs. Fulks passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Manchester.
She was born July 18, 1923 in Rutherford County, Tennessee the daughter of the late Earl Clark Jernigan and Ida Lee Todd Jernigan.
In earlier years, Mrs. Fulks was employed as a Supervisor for PCA Apparel Industries. She retired February 2, 2001 after 47 years of employment. She enjoyed traveling across the United States having been to all 50 states except 2. Mrs. Fulks was known by friends and family for her talents as a seamstress. She was active with Foothill Crafts in Manchester where many of her items were on display. She enjoyed weekly visits to the Manchester Senior Citizen’s Center where she was a gifted painter and loved scrapbooking. She also volunteered with the program for the visually impaired. Mrs. Fulks was one of the original members of the Manchester Chapter of the “Red Hat Society”. She was also very active in the Business and Professional Women’s Club. She was a longtime member of the Main Street Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William Murphy Fulks, Jr.; a daughter, Virginia Duke; a son, Charles “Billy” Fulks; and a brother, Willis Clark Jernigan.
Survivors include five grandchildren, Patricia Lee Duke of Manchester; Tammy Denise Fulks of Beechgrove; Shanda Dawn Floyd of Estill Springs; Ramona Faye Gray of Manchester; and Charles William Fulks, Jr., and wife, Stephanie also of Beechgrove; six great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Winfred Duke of Manchester. Also surviving are four brothers and sisters, Wanda Ewell of Christiana, TN; Wayne Jernigan and wife, Maralyn of Crossville, TN; Mrs. Dean Holt of Murfreesboro; and Jean Bickel and husband, Charles of Manchester and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Mary Evelyn Fulks.