Mary “Jane” Ireland

By  | August 6, 2020 | Filed under: Lea & Simmons Funeral Home, Obituaries

Mrs. Mary “Jane” Ireland, age 95, passed away peacefully in Signature Health Care of Primacy in Memphis, TN on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Private Graveside Services will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery in Nutbush, TN, with Pastor Les Helton officiating. Mrs. Ireland was born Feb. 2, 1925, to Samuel Williamson and Amanda Frances King Sanford. She married, William “Bill” Frances Ireland on Sept.23, 1945, who all preceded her in death. Mrs. Ireland was a member of Collierville First Baptist Church. Her favorite things to do were sewing, baking, reading, especially reading and studying her Bible. She is survived by two sons, Steven Ireland, Memphis, TN and Robert “Bob” Ireland, (Jean) Huntingdon, TN; one daughter, Sarah Heinz, (Ray) Collierville, TN; a brother, Samuel Sanford, (Joyce), Matthews, NC; eight grandchildren, Harry Heinz, II, Wendy Hackney, (Raoul), Calvin Heinz, Timothy Heinz, (Paige), Amanda Eaton, (Brian), Natalie Bass, Kathy Crossno, (Matthew) and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Sanford, John Sanford; four sisters, Rozelle Harrison, Anne Baird, Bess Cresap, Bobbie Newsom, and one grandchild, Wm. Cliff Ireland. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to: Trinity UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Jane Baggett, 74 Tibbs Forked Deer Rd., Brownsville, TN 38012. All arrangements and services are under the direction of the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home in Brownsville, TN.

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