Helen (Shepherd) Muzzarelli

Born: Thu., May 4, 1916
Died: Sun., Jan. 29, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 03, 2017
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Private Family Graveside service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 04, 2017
Location: Frist Funeral Home

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Helen Muzzarelli, 100, of Clinton died at 8:07 AM Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Clinton Gardens.  She was born May 4, 1916 in Clinton to William Riley “Mustang” Shepherd and Lula Loretta Hudson Shepherd.  
She had worked for WPA, City of Clinton, and had been the Clinton Township Trustee Secretary.  She was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church.  She was an artist, loved to sew, knit, and crochet, write poetry, and was in the process of writing a book.  She also loved to play the piano, cook and make tortellinis.  When she was little girl, she lived next to Jimmy Hoffa and she had once met Richard Speck.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Thelma M. Beard; a brother, William V. Shepherd; and her husband, Frank, “Checko” Muzzarelli.
She is survived by two daughters, Brenda and James Robinson of Clinton and April and Charles Russell of Ooltewah, TN; four grandchildren, Danna and John Maulmeister of Trilla, IL, Tammy Henson of Navare, FL, Brian and Jennifer Robinson of Goshen, IN, and Joseph and Angi Russell of Chattanooga, TN; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two nieces, Carolyn Beard Shorter of Covington, GA and Sharon Natalie Miller and Richard Miller of Clinton; two nephews, Larry M. Beard, Sr. and Jeanie of Clinton and Larry and Roxie Natalie of Clinton; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Friday at Frist Funeral Home.  Services will be 11 AM Saturday with Pastor Jeffrey Harpole officiating.  Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made at www.fristfuneralhome.com.  

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Linda Reading
   Posted Wed February 01, 2017
My condolences and prayers to all the Muzzarelli family. She was a great hostess, a fabulous cook, a beautiful Godly woman.

Vicki (Talley) Henson
   Posted Wed February 01, 2017
My condolences to Helens' family. She was always such a sweet lady. She will be missed by so many people that she had touched in her own special way throughout her life. Heaven has a true angel now.

Garry and Lois Truman
   Posted Wed February 01, 2017
Dear Brenda and April and family,
This is never easy no matter how prepared we try to be. You were blessed to have your incredible and awesome mom for so many years. We are keeping you in our prayers! Hugs!

Ed and Mary Ann Maher
   Posted Wed February 01, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family at this sad time. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Sherry Coffman
   Posted Sat February 04, 2017
She was a dear family friend! An amazing seamstress, story teller, hostess. I spent many nights in the Muzzarelli home in my childhood/teen years and always enjoyed being there ... she and "Check-o" made it hard to leave w/ their smiles, laughter and entertaining talk. My parents loved their company, made all the more enjoyable when "Sis. Helen" would recount a message she'd heard preached or an inspiring song she had listened to. Sis. Helen and Check-o never put on airs, or tried to impress. They were simply who they were and lived a happy life in their simple, yet lovely home. April and I often spent my visit hearing the voice of Sis. Helen speaking of the goodness of the Lord. You could tell that Jesus lived there too!

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