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Arnold, Media Oneita Jackson

Media Oneita Jackson Arnold was born October 4, 1937 in Lebanon, TN and passed away peacefully, October 27, 2017 at Vanderbilt Hospital.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Kay Arnold of Surgoinsville TN, and her son, Wallace Jackson Arnold and spouse, James H. Reed IV of Nashville TN, and her grandson, Justin Reeves Creighton also of Surgoinsville TN.  Also by sisters, Lovelle Eatherly (William B. Eatherly) and Claudia Etheridge, as well as nieces and nephews and extended family.  She was predeceased by her parents, Lewis H. Jackson and Mary D. Crutcher Jackson of Mt. Juliet, TN.

Oneita, in her youth, was a tomboy and loved sports, especially basketball and water sports.

She loved fishing and playing cards throughout life and never met a stranger. She was a loving mother, sister and friend. She was a great southern cook. She retired after 40 years from South Central Bell Telephone Company, where she started, after high school, as a drafter and was promoted throughout her career where she retired in the general management staff.

Oneita had great self-esteem, perseverance and disposition. A wonderful way with people, warm and attentive, outgoing happy personality, easily made friends, and brightened those around her. She loved her family and friends. She was a member of West Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, TN.

Memorial service and Celebration of Life was conducted by Pastor Page, of West Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, November 4, 2017 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 North Mt. Juliet Road Mt. Juliet TN 37122, phone: 615-758-5459.

Visitation was held Saturday, 11:00 am until service at 1:00 pm. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Flowers accepted. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mary Queen of Angels would always be appreciated.

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, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com.

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