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Emily Elaine Jackson

Tullahoma - Emily Elaine Mears Jackson, lovingly known as "Amy" and "Mom Mom", of Tullahoma passed away peacefully in Murfreesboro on Wednesday September 3rd, 2020 at the age of 60. She is survived by her mother Winn Mears, sister Kay Taylor of Manchester, sister Robin Willis and brothers Brian Mears and Matthew Mears, all of Hillsboro, sister Maryann Dugan of Evansville, IN, husband Scott Jackson of Tullahoma, daughter Stephanie Carlton and son-in-law Matthew Carlton of Tullahoma, daughter April Conway and son-in-law Jason Conway of Cumming, GA, son Daniel Jackson and daughter-in-law Kristin Jackson of Murfreesboro, grandchildren Catherine Bailey, Erica Bailey, Sam Woolery, Annie Conway, Caroline Jackson, Emmie Jackson, and Violet Jackson, and countless other friends and family. She was preceded in death by her father Robert Elton Mears of Manchester and her brother Robert Elton Mears, Jr of Hillsboro.

Emily was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, aunt and grandmother who impacted countless lives during her years as a Registered Nurse at Harton Hospital and Autumn Oaks Assisted Living. Her biggest impact was on the loving family she leaves behind.

The family invites you to join them in celebrating Emily’s incredible life with a visitation at Tullahoma Funeral Home onTuesday, September 8, 2020, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 and funeral on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 1:00 PM with burial to follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Emily's honor to the Lupus Foundation of America.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jackson Family and asks that you sign the guest book at


Naomi Hooper Brothers says:

Scott I am so sorry. She was such a sweet Lady. Prayers to all of you

Price and Erin Martin says:


Words don't even begin. We miss her, and our hearts are with you.

Price and Erin Martin

Dan Boyd says:

Scott, My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. My Almighty God welcome her home with open arms and comfort and sustain your family and friends at this time. May her beautiful and noble spirit forever rest in peace.

Ashley Seay says:

I’m so very sorry for your loss, Kay!

Billy Taylor says:

So sorry for your lost. Her smile was made of sunshine. No matter the occasion she always brought a smile to my face. I will always remember her that way. She will be missed. May god bless you and your family.
Billy Taylor

Annette L. Hinkle, RN says:

Dear Scott,
My heart is heavy after learning of Emily’s passing. We worked together and she took such loving care of my mother, Velma Hinkle. She would hunt everywhere to find candle wicking thread for my Mom to embroider quilting squares that she worked on with trembling hands. She finished enough squares for two quilts. I have started to piece one quilt together. I know I will complete it now! My mother passed in 2001 with Multiple Myeloma. Emily also graciously took my father, Louis Hinkle, into assisted living at Autumn Oaks in Manchester. She worked with my sister, Jane and I in coordinating his care and he did so well there. It was the best life he had ever lived. He was a hoarder and lived like he was still in the Depression. He had a neat uncluttered room at Autumn Oaks. That was so different than how he had lived at home. Emily and the staff took such special care of him. I love Emily so very much! One nurse that I worked with told me one day, Just think what it is going to be like when we die and go to Heaven! Think of meeting all of the patients we have cared for over the years and helping them get through the last stages of life. What a reunion that will be!” I have tried to be that kind of nurse for over 30 years. I strived to treat my patients as well as I wanted my Mom taken care of. Mom adored Emily! I was thankful that Emily was her nurse. She was amazing, compassionate and took very good care of her patients. Scott, you were there for me when I had to stop by the Police department to see if I needed an escort to go see patients in a dangerous part of town where a murder had occurred. You were very kind and reassuring. I thank you for that. I pray for you and your family to have peace and comfort at this time. We shall all meet again one day. I look forward to that. Sorry this is so long but I cannot say enough good things about your wonderful wife. She was an angel of a nurse. ,,,,,,,,,,,,

Jane Eden says:

I am so deeply saddened to learn of Emily's passing. As Annette Hinkle, my sister, said, she was just the best nurse anyone could hope to have for a sick parent. She played a substantial part in the care of our Mom, Velma Hinkle, going out of her way to find resourceful and creative ways to make her more comfortable and keep her engaged in life. She implemented excellent care seamlessly working in tandem with my sister and myself to assure everything possible was done for Mom. We were overjoyed when we discovered Emily was managing Autumn Oaks when it came time for us to place our Dad, Louis Hinkle, into assisted living. She made what could have been an impossibly difficult transition much easier. She was someone he was familiar with and called a friend -- and he had many friends at that facility who loved her as much as he did. She could not have been any nicer or better at making Dad feel at home. Our entire family felt welcome whenever we visited. The staff she hired were always caring and compassionate--like her. Emily was a gem. In addition to all her many talents she was beautiful and often displayed an excellent sense of humor. While our paths have separated us over the years, only last week I was thinking of her wondering how she was doing. I know nothing can replace a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend and an excellent nurse; but I hope it will bring you some comfort to know that her time away from her family was well spent. She made such a difference in so many lives. In a world where so often we feel despair that no one cares and no one has time for the elderly and sick, Emily cared and she always made time. The world will miss her.

Attonda Burks Barnes LPN-COHC says:

So sad to hear of Emily's passing, shocked actually. Praying for the family - Scott, Winn and the kids and grandchildren and rest of family. Emily had a beautiful soul - always had a smile for everyone. That is the way I'll remember my friend - smiling, laughing - we always had a good time together. She was a wonderful nurse that I had the priviledge to work with on many occasions whether it was through Home Health or through the Assisted Living facilities. She has her wings now, go rest high on that mountain sister for you're work here is done!

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