Shirley Frances Tallent Nipper

Shirley Frances Tallent Nipper, 76, of Bradyville, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  A native of the Kittrell community in Rutherford Co., she was the daughter of the late Sammy & Ruby Travis Tallent.    

She is survived by her children, Mark Black (Angela Lynch) of Walter Hill and Michelle Black of Woodbury; her grandchildren, Dana Black, Cody Bethune, Justin McKee, Jeremy Wick, Lacole Wilson and Heather Wilson and her sister, Geneva Gannon of Murfreesboro.  Also surviving are 3 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Nipper.

Ms. Shirley was a member of the New Hope church of Christ and was retired from Middle Tennessee Medical Center where she was a switchboard operator. Prior to working at the hospital, she was a florist and loved making beautiful flowers and arrangements for others.  She enjoyed reading books, especially her bible and going to church.  Most of all, she loved and adored her family especially when she got to spend time with them.  
Visitation with her family will be after 11 am Friday, June 24, 2022.  Funeral services will follow at 2 pm in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Bro. Ralph Richardson will conduct her service.  
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