Clare Lucille Blevins Rector, 76, Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, March 17.
Rector was a member of Our Father’s House Community Church. She was a pianist and an organist for three different churches in the past 45 years and organized the “Melody Makers” singing group for the Mt. Juliet Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Rector worked for the Department of the Navy and the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon and the Department of the Marine Corp at Camp Lejeune. She later earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from UTN and worked at several area hospitals including Vanderbilt Medical Center. Mrs. Rector was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 35 years and served as Grand Organist in 2000. She is the daughter of the late, William Arthur and Edna Mae Thomas Blevins. She was also preceded in death by six siblings.
She is survived by: husband of 53 years, Ben Rector; children, Edwin B. (Diane) Rector of Nashville, Deborah L. (Steve) Phelps of Mt. Myers, Fla., Leilani Rector of Nashville and Samuel Paul (Alexis Rau) Rector of Mt. Juliet; sister, Barbara Joyce Vicente of Biloxi, Miss.; grandson, Benjamin Rector-Rau.
Mrs. Rector has also served as a Foster Mother to over 50 children.
Funeral services were Thursday, March 21 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Jim Rowlett officiating. A Private interment will be held at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Our Father’s House Community Church.
Visitation was Wednesday and until service time Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.