OBITUARY: Gail Ford Purkett


Gail Ford Purkett passed away Friday, November 25, 2022, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tn, she was 77 years old.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Gilmore & Edna Massey Gilmore; her first husband and father to her children, Tony L. Ford; & brother, Glenn Gilmore.

Gail is survived by her husband of 14 years, Rod Purkett, son, Anthony Ford & his wife Teresa; daughter, Connie Ford Hitt & her husband Jay; grandchildren, Chase Ford, Kenley Ford & Riley Grace Ford; Jaycie Hitt, Cody Hitt & Caden Hitt; stepsons, Mark Purkett & his wife Jenn and Timothy Purkett; step-grandson Cruz Purkett; sister, Judy Johnson & her husband Ron; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Purkett was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her passion in life was the active role she played in attending all activities involving her precious grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday evening November 28th, 3-7 p.m. in the Partee House, 233 West Main Street, Lebanon, Tn 37087. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 29th, from 11:00 a.m. until funeral services at 1:00 p.m. in the Christian Life Chapel, 105 Holloway Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087. Pastor Rodney Duckett will officiate the service. Interment will follow in the Wilson Co. Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers, Chase Ford, Cody Hitt, Caden Hitt, Jay Hitt, Mark Purkett & Kent Flory.

PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL (615) 444-7007 OBITUARY LINE (615) 444-7700


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