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Edith Jean Stubblefield, born on September 8, 1931, in Lewisburg, TN, embarked on her final journey on August 4th, 2023, surrounded by the love of her family. She was the beloved daughter of William B Lee and Eula Betty Lee, and her upbringing in Tennessee laid the foundation for a life that would touch countless hearts.
Edith's early years were marked by determination and hard work. She found her calling at the Frito-Lay factory and later at a printing company, where she met her future husband and love of her life, John Stubblefield. Their journey together began on April 25th, 1955, a day that marked the union of two kindred spirits destined to share a lifetime of joy, challenges, and unwavering devotion.
While Edith balanced the roles of a dedicated housewife and mother, she also operated a tipping machine from her home, showcasing her remarkable ability to manage both her family and her professional responsibilities with grace and poise. Her warm embrace and nurturing spirit were felt not only by her children, Paul Stubblefield, Kenneth Stubblefield, Cynthia Velazquez, Deborah Ives and late son Timothy Stubblefield, but also by her cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Edith's vibrant spirit was illuminated by her love for life's simple pleasures. She had an insatiable passion for crossword puzzles, particularly the larger type that challenged her intellect. Board games provided her a canvas for creating cherished memories with loved ones, fostering laughter and bonding that would endure through generations.
Edith's devotion to her faith was unshakable. She embraced her daily scriptures with unwavering commitment, finding solace and strength in her beliefs. Her soulful voice resonated as she joined the chorus of George Jones's "I Don't Need This Rocking Chair," a testament to her inner vitality and zest for life. Her heart also held a special place for the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, whose music ignited her spirit.
Her love for the natural world was evident in her fascination with hummingbirds, whose graceful flights outside her bedroom window provided a window into the beauty of creation. Her enjoyment extended to watching "Heartland," a show that mirrored her values of family, love, and the enduring bond between humans and animals.
Edith's childhood was filled with joyful memories of skating and singing in the picturesque landscapes of Tennessee. These precious moments were woven into the fabric of her identity, shaping her into the remarkable woman she became.
Edith's legacy of love lives on through her children, Paul, Kenneth, Cynthia, Deborah. Her grandchildren, Ashley, Kassandra, Amber, Jessica, Rachel, Amanda, Stephanie, Michael, Mark, and Christina,along with her 18 great-grandchildren, stand as a testament to the love and care she shared with the world.
Edith's passing leaves a void that can never be filled, as she is reunited in the embrace of her husband, John A. Stubblefield, son Timothy A. Stubblefield, and grandchildren Christopher "Josh" Smith. She now rests in the company of her parents, Eula Lee and Will Lee, and siblings Francis Mann, Gladys Allen, Helen Britton, and Will Lee.
The family expresses profound gratitude to Paul Stubblefield for the unwavering care he provided to Edith, a mutual bond of love that spanned 14 years. Cynthia and her husband Tony's tireless dedication and affection are also acknowledged with deep appreciation. Ronny Fritts, a constant pillar of support, demonstrated the true essence of friendship and family.
In their time of grief, Edith's family finds solace in the arms of their Heavenly Father, a source of strength and comfort that she held dear throughout her life. The radiant legacy of Edith Jean Stubblefield will forever be etched in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know and love her.
"Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you until we meet again."