Bentleigh Marie Irene Scerba, 7 month old daughter of Brandon Scerba and Brenda Brown, passed away at her home in Jonesborough to be with Jesus on December 27, 2020. She was preceded in death by her grandfather James Scerba, great-grandfather Harold Brown, and great, great-grandmother, Martha Crain.
Those left to cherish her memory are her parents, grandparents Mark and Tammy Brown of Jonesborough and Lisa Scerba of Grandview, TN; great-grandparents Tommy and Linda Crain of Telford and Jean Brown of Chuckey; special uncle Daniel Johnson and his daughter Victorria of Jonesborough; aunts Krystal, Britnee and Melanie Scerba all of Illinois. Several other great-aunts, uncles and cousins.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Vanderbilt Childrenâ€™s Hospital, James Brown of Nashville, Autumn Smith, Emilee Goins, and everyone for their prayers, love and support during this difficult time.
Visitation will be held at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The graveside service will be at noon on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Maple Lawn Cemetery.
Pastor Lincoln Shelton will be officiating.
Pallbearers will be Meshach Parman, Tyler Shelton, Jake Riddle and Daniel Johnson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Brown, Tommy Crain and Scott Johnson.
My condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I can only imagine the pain and heartbreak I hope it gives you peace to know she is with papaw brown and is not suffering.
Savannah Brown Worley
Mark I so sorry to hear about your little one. You and your whole family are in my prayers. Love you all..
Your 1st Cousin and Uncle Charles Brown
Time can lessen the hurt; the empty place we have can seem smaller as other things and experiences fill our life; we can forget for periods and feel as if our loved one didn't die; we can find sense in the death and understand that perhaps this death does fit into a bigger design in the world; we can learn to remember the good and hold on to that.
But we cannot 'get over it,' because to get over it would mean we were not changed by the experience. It would mean we did not grow by the experience. It would mean that our loved one's death made no difference in our life.
There is an interesting discussion in the Talmud, an ancient Jewish writing. Those Jews had the custom of rending their garments - literally tearing their clothes â€"to symbolize the ripping apart that death brings. But the question was raised, after the period of mourning, could you sew the garment up and use it again? The teachers answered yes, but when you mended it, you should not tuck the edges under so it would look as if it had never been torn. This symbolized the fact that life after grief is not the same as before. The rent will show.
RON AND CHRISTINA DUNN
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. WE LOVE YOU.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.