Eunice Priscilla Winfrey Smalling, lately of Springfield, Tennessee, passed away in the early hours of October 9, 2023 following a long illness.
Mrs. Smalling is preceded in death by her parents, Wilma O’Brien Winfrey Poston and Ollie Aaron Winfrey, and brothers, Ray and Ralph Winfrey.She is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years, Donald Smalling; sister, Esther Sullins, resident of Jubilee Hills in Goodlettsville; daughters: Donna (Gerhard) Bock of Nashville, Jane (Joe) Armstrong of Springfield, and Kathy (DeWayne) Arbogast of Madison; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and many well-loved cousins, nieces, and nephews. She also leaves behind her lifelong friend, Rebeccah Dickens of Hermitage.
Eunice grew up in East Nashville and Madison, attending Amqui Elementary School and Madison High School. Mr. and Mrs. Smalling lived many years in Madison and White House before retiring to Springfield. For many years, Mrs. Smalling attended Old Hickory Boulevard Church of Christ in Madison and White House Church of Christ before joining the brethren at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Springfield.
In earlier times, Mrs. Smalling loved to travel, entertaining all with tales of her adventures. She enjoyed fellowship with her brethren and sisters in Christ and visits with family, friends, and neighbors. Mother was an active participant in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and knew no greater
joy than to have them about her. Mrs. Smalling was a dedicated “Nana” who will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
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