Born in Nelson, GA on March 30, 1926
Departed on April 16, 2020 and resided in Nashville, TN
Mary Reed Holcombe Roy, age 94 of Nashville, TN, passed away April 16, 2020. Mrs. Roy was born March 30, 1926 in Nelson, GA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Carl and Gladys Thomason Holcombe; husband, John Edwin Roy; son, John W. Roy and sister, Dorothy Holcombe Hardman. Mrs. Roy is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Smith (Stephen) and Peggy Hines (Stephen); son, Jonathan Roy (Tammy); sister, Sarah Taylor; grandchildren, Mary Catherine Harris (Philip), Reed Binkley, Jennifer Roy, Christopher Roy, Christina Cubitt, Allison Grizzle, Boce Cubitt and Caroline Cubitt; four great grandchildren.
Mary Reed Roy was a devoted wife, a nurturing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a loving sister, and a constant and encouraging supporter to legions of people. Until the end, her concerns were with the needs of others not herself. We will miss her earthly presence, but we are confident that she is basking in the glory of her heavenly reward with Dad, her sister Dorothy, our brother, John, and the scores of family and friends who went before her. Mrs. Roy lived a long and meaningful life loving her family and ministering to many. Her life was defined by her faith, and she never wavered from that. Not once.
There will be a private graveside service 11:00 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, April 22nd at Mountain View Park Cemetery in Marietta, GA with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephews, Bill Hardman, Mary Jane Escoe, David Taylor, Melanie Burgess, John Roy and Bill Roy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203-9658. Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555
5 Comments Mary Ingrum April 18, 2020 at 2:24 am
You were blessed with a wonderful mother, and I feel fortunate to have known her. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you have your service next week and as you go on without her. I know that you are stronger because of her example of faith, courage, and determination.Troy & Debra Hill April 18, 2020 at 11:10 am
Our prayers are with you all at this time. Momma Reed was a wonderful friend to our family. We all loved her very much. Her and Jack are together again in a wonderful place. We will see them again! ߙHavens family April 18, 2020 at 3:29 pm
The Havens's family extends their deepest condolences to the Roy Family. Our prayers for all.Glinda and Lanny Pinson April 19, 2020 at 5:53 pm
I did not know Ms. Reed until she came back to Free Indeed the last time. but we immediately made best of friends. I came to her house, even to the retirement home to see her until she had that bad spell and moved to a different part of he facility and we kinda lost connection. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. And we all know where she is and we know the way to see her again, just like my mom and dad. I tell everyone they are not dead, just moved and I will see them again and I don’t think it will be long either. Love and prayers for all of you.SHARILYN SURFACE April 21, 2020 at 10:29 pm
We worshiped with Sister Mary and Brother Jack for several years in Gallatin. She had such a passion for the Ministry of the Gospel. What a treasure. We will worship with them again in Heaven. Prayers for the family..Leave A Comment Comment