Melissa Clark Gill died in peace at her home in Murfreesboro on Thursday (June 6, 2019) at the age of 67. Lissa was an artist and educator who instilled a passion for culture in her children and her students. She was an avid reader of everything from literary classics to spy fiction to art history. She loved to garden, and she sustained a keen interest in politics and current events. Lissa was deeply devoted to her family. She is survived by her husband, Warren; her son and daughter-in-law, William and Meg; her daughter, Greer; and her brother, Philip Clark, and his family. Visitation will be held at Higgins Funeral Home in Lissa’s hometown of Fayetteville on Saturday, June 8, from 5 until 8 p.m. The funeral service will be at Higgins on Sunday, June 9, at 1 p.m. with a burial to follow at Old Orchard Cemetery in Petersburg. Memorial contributions to an art education fund may be made by sending a check to Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville, TN 37205, or by donating online at cheekwood.org/support/give/donate-to-the-annual-fund/. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

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