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1936 Mary 2023

Mary Wilkerson Alley Weakley

June 27, 1936 — September 11, 2023

Mary Wilkerson Alley Weakley went to her heavenly home on September 11,

2023. Mary, the daughter of Robert Meredith Alley and Mary Smith Alley, was born in Trenton, Ky on Big Pond Farm, June 27, 1936. Dr. Jack Ross came from Tennessee to deliver her, which allowed her to have a Tennessee Birth Certificate. Her childhood was spent in picturesque Port Royal Tennessee, a place she held dear, a place where she was so loved, where everyone called her Mary Wilkerson. She grew up in a home that instilled lifelong values of reading and thirsting for knowledge as well as the love of family history and tradition.

Mary met the love of her life Richard Weakley as a child at old Sango school. He would often ride his motorized bicycle seven miles from his farm to hers. She said he won her heart when he wrote an 80 cent check at Mr. Troy Halliburton's store to buy her some candy. They were married for 68 years and lived on the Weakley family farm.

Mary was the daughter of a farmer and the wife of one too, a role that influenced every aspect of her life. Her love of the land was evident in almost everything she did. Anyone who travels 41A south could not help but notice her beautiful flower garden. Through this passion she met many new people who would stop by to chat and look at the beauty, always telling them that Daylillys were her favorite. She was such a constant fixture in her garden that people realized her health was failing when she was no longer a daily sighting among the flowers.

Mary loved her United Methodist denomination with an unrelenting fierceness. She, along with many of her generation held up the corners of their beloved Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Whether it was teaching Sunday school, leading UMYF, or organizing a 60 plus outing, if the doors were open, Miss Mary was there.

Mary worked at First National Bank and its subsequent name changes for over 25 years. She especially enjoyed helping young people who were having difficulty with their finances. Through the years, countless people would approach her and thank her for her help when they were young and struggling.

Always smiling and friendly, Mary was voted Friendliest at Clarksville High, a superlative she practiced until the end. She loved Clarksville High and took pride in the fact that starting with her father in 1918, she and all four of her children and 15 grandchildren graduated from there. After graduation from CHS, Mary attended Austin Peay State University where she was a member of the inaugural Governettes.

Mary was a leader in several community organizations. She was president of Country Woman's Club, Farm Bureau Women, and held many offices in her local and district United Methodist Women. She spearheaded Mt. Carmel's many year involvement with Loaves and Fishes. Mary was also a Master Gardener. But undoubtedly, the biggest joy of Mary's life came from watching her family grow from 2 to 62, with more than likely several more to come. She would tell anyone who would listen that she lived in Weakleyville, the best place in the world to live.

Mary is survived by her husband James Richard Weakley, daughters Marydith Young (Ted), Beth Baggett (Johnny), sons, Vernon Weakley (Kathleen), Benny Weakley (Pam), Grandchildren Lauren Stacey, Rebecca (Craig) Crawford, Rachel (Clifton) Smith, Sarah (Parker) Tobin, Mary Catherine (Dustin) Fleenor, Matt (Ashley) Kautz, Drake Young, Teal Young, Richard (Alison) Weakley, Jim Weakley, Brad (Jamie) Weakley, Diana Weakley, Averitt (Holly) Baggett, Ren (Kelly) Baggett, and Ella Baggett and 27 great grandchildren.

The family is especially appreciative of Lisa Logan, her caregiver, supporter, and very dear friend.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Friday, September 15, 2023 at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home. Visitation on Saturday, September 16, 2023 will be from10 a.m. until the hour of service at 11 a.m,  at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.Interment will follow in Mt Camel United Methodist Church Cemetery .

In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Missions.

Online condolences may be made at www.NaveFuneralHomes.com



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Visitation

Friday, September 15, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home

1209 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Mt. Carmel Church

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

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Mt. Carmel Church

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