Joyce Jean Hummel


Joyce Jean Hummel, age 88, of Hermitage, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 at Bethany Health and Rehab Center in Nashville. She was an avid cook and baker and loved to shop and travel, and enjoyed NASCAR. Jean was a devout Richard Petty and Tom Jones fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Don Nelson Hummel; and a daughter, Jacqueline Hummel.

Mrs. Hummel is survived by a daughter, Melissa (John) Griffith; grandchildren, Matthew (Sarah) Griffith and Daniel (Taylor) Griffith; great-grandchildren, Karena, Lynnette, and Pearl Griffith; and a brother, Gary (Joyce) Hicks.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday, July 2, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nashville Humane Association, 213 Oceola Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601

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Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville. 615-822-4442.

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