Wendy Marcum Surratt – Obituary

By  | August 10, 2017 | Filed under: Obituaries, Shackelford Funeral Home
Wendy Marcum Surratt of Stantonville, TN, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at her home on Charlie Pounds Road at the age of 52.

Mrs. Surratt was born in Nashville, TN on December 23, 1964, and grew up in Tullahoma (Coffee County), TN. She was a member of the West Shiloh Baptist Church. Her parents are Dan and Fran Marcum of Tullahola.

Wendy graduated from Tullahoma High School in 1983, and went on to attend The University of Tennessee at Martin where she was a member of the Delta Mu Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. Wendy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from UT Martin in 1988. After graduating from UT Martin, Wendy worked in Nashville in fashion merchandising while she continued her academic studies at Vanderbilt University.

Wendy married Tim Surratt on August 11, 1990. They have resided in Stantonville ever since. Wendy continued her education at Freed-Hardeman University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1991, and later worked at Adamsville Elementary School for 8 years as a Librarian and as a third-grade teacher.

Wendy was PTO President at Adamsville Elementary from 2006 to 2008, and Band Booster Treasurer at Adamsville Junior/Senior High School from 2012 to 2015.

A devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister, and caring friend, Wendy spent many hours sewing for others in her church and community. She brought joy and comfort to many in times of happiness and in times of need. There was no better friend to others than Wendy Surratt.

Wendy was a brave 13 year breast cancer survivor, and an inspiration to many as she brought much comfort to other cancer victims and their families.

Wendy is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Timothy Charles Surratt; her 19 year old daughter, Victoria Elisabeth Surratt; both parents, Dan and Fran Marcum of Tullahoma, TN; one brother, Charles Daniel Folk Marcum of Nashville, TN; and two sisters-in-law, Kristie Surratt Smalley (Jon) of Chicago, IL, and Mellanie Surratt of Stantonville, TN.

For those who wish, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to your church of choice, or to the McNairy Central High School, Lady Bobcat Softball Fieldhouse Fund, Attn.: Coach Mell Surratt, 493 High School Rd., Selmer, TN 38375. To donate online, please visithttps://www.gofundme.com/mchs-softball-fieldhouse-fund.

 

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