OBITUARY: Theresa Anne ‘Grammy’ Mears


Theresa Anne ‘Grammy’ Mears, age 64 of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

Theresa lived in Wisconsin for 30 years and in Nashville for 35 years. She was a wonderful woman who was small but mighty! She had the best sense of humor and made the absolute BEST deviled eggs. Theresa loved gardening, cooking, and especially loved being “Grammy” to her sweet grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren Kirnbauer and Patricia Wright; and brothers, Darrel Kirnbauer and Robert Bradford.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jim Mears; children, Dustin (Kelsey) Mears, Ashleigh (Josh) Holleman, and Kevin (Charmin) Mears; siblings, Bryan Kirnbauer and Roberta Perez; grandchildren, Aubree, Kamden, Eli, Parker, Peyton, Kolsten, Raelynn, Lynleigh, Keegan; and numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, January 15th at 2:00 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. The Interment will immediately follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. The Visitation will also be held on Sunday, January 15th from 12:00 pm until the time of service at 2:00 pm.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818,


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