Tommy Marcus Givens

Published 9:53 am Monday, January 1, 2024

The funeral service for Tommy Marcus Givens will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello, with burial in the church cemetery. There will be a time of visitation, Monday evening, January 1, from 5-8 p.m., at Bethel and will resume from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday.

Mr. Givens, 71, of Monticello, died December 29, 2023, at his residence. He was born in Monticello March 8, 1952, to Marcus and Audine Givens.

Mr. Givens was retired from the construction business and spent his days enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. He often liked to hunt, fish, and do woodworking projects, but also enjoyed just sitting on the porch, drinking a cup of coffee, and watching his friends and neighbors pass by. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and he was able to enjoy seven great-grandchildren as well. He will be missed by all who loved him.

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He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jimmy Givens.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Shirley Ann Givens; children, Michelle Watts (Hugh), and Luke Givens (Bonita); brother, Debo Givens; sisters, Kay Alexander and Cathy Killingsworth; seven grandchildren, Shelby Russell (Ben), Stetson Langley (Ashlyn), Marcey Brown (Marshall), Megan Lang (Brennan), Saydie Nations (Brantley), Sara Watts, Brittany Lott (Brent); eight great-grandchildren, Everleigh, Keegan, Karson, Huston, Auston, Cayden, Marshall Paul, and Carson, and expecting in 2024, Mayleigh and Waylon; he is also survived by other loving family members and friends; Kandi Tanksley and sons, Karter, Wylder, and Kooper, and Eden and Eli Vaughn.

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