OBITUARY: Jean L. Markie


Jean L. Markie, age 66 of Lebanon, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at St. Thomas Midtown.

She was preceded in death by father, John Lyon; mother, Sarah Lyon; father and mother-in-law, William J. And Patricia L. Markie; and sisters, Janet Driver and Sarah Lyon.

She is survived by husband, Bill Markie; brother, John (Judy) Lyon; half-sister, Patty (Wes) Graff; brother-in-law, J.L. Driver; nephews and nieces, James Lyon, Anthony (Tina) Driver, Mark Driver, Gary (Shannon) Driver, Jan (Joey) Sisco, Jennifer (Eddie) Ray, Julie (Thomas) Smith, Keith (Herjit) Driver, Hannah and Amanda Graff; great nieces and nephews and many other loving family and friends.

Mrs. Markie was a member of Cooks United Methodist Church. She graduated from Perry County High School in 1974 and studied nursing at Columbia State, graduating in 1976.

She then got her BSN from Belmont in 1987 and graduated from Vanderbilt in 2001 with her masters in acute care nurse practitioner. She worked for over 30 years at Baptist Hospital, many years at Vanderbilt and was also a nurse practitioner at Nephrology Associates.

She was an assistant professor at Cumberland University from 2010 until retiring in 2020. She was a counselor for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society during her time at Cumberland. She touched so many lives through nursing, teaching, being a mentor, and a wonderful friend to all who knew her.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Partlow Funeral Chapel, 233 West Main St. and again on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Cooks United Methodist Church, 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service to follow. Pastor Sandra Clay will officiate the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to Compassionate Hands,

PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL in care of arrangements. 615-444-7007


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