Molly J. Underwood


Molly June Underwood, 81, of Pleasant Hill, passed away peacefully June 1, 2019, at her home with family members holding her hands.
She was born July 20, 1937, in Wakefield, OH, daughter of Reverend Sydney and Mrs. Myrtle Crabtree. She was married 51-years to Buddy Lee Underwood, U.S. Navy veteran, who preceded her in death on July 31, 2005.
She was a Christian of the Baptist faith and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and devoted wife. She and her husband raised eight children guided by scripture, with an emphasis on Proverbs 22:6. She was a homemaker, oftentimes caring solely for her family while her husband was on extended Navy missions.
She attended college, worked as a cosmetologist, store clerk and wrote articles for the local newspaper. She loved sewing, quilting, writing, painting, cooking, and gardening. After retirement, she and her husband travelled the country exploring and researching their genealogy. To ensure her children stayed connected, she created a monthly family newsletter, "In the Family Way" along with annual calendars over a 20-year period. She researched and compiled her family genealogy into a book, "Under the Paw Paw Tree." Next followed a collection of family recipes, "In the Family Way Kitchen." She honored her father with a final book, "A Collection of Sermons and Outlines by a Country Preacher."
She is survived by children, Matthew (Donna) Underwood, Mark (Cindy) Underwood, Barbara Lee Underwood, Buddy Lee (Debbie) Underwood Jr., Tracey June Underwood, Elisabeth Marie Underwood, Benjamin I. Underwood and Betty Jean (Bud) Monday; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Jean Carter.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings Faye (Crabtree) Tanazavich, Douglas Crabtree, and David Crabtree.
Funeral services will be held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Mission, 39 Browntown Rd., Pleasant Hill, TN 38572, Wednesday, June 5, at 1 p.m., with visitation prior to the service at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Donations may be sent to Avalon Hospice, 1080 Neal Street, Suite 300, Cookeville, TN 38501.
Hood Funeral Home & Crematory of Crossville is in charge of the arrangements.
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Victor Kline
Jun 19, 2019
She will always be my candy connection.
Love this lady.
Katrina (West) Sabo
Jun 19, 2019
1 of my "nother" Mothers. Love Her and the family she raised. She treated like one of hers! Soaring high
Mia Lopez
Jun 19, 2019
God rest her soul. She was so kind and always had good food cooking on the stove. I am glad I had the privilege of knowing her !
Jeannie Williams
Jun 07, 2019
May God's presence be your comfort in this time of loss.
Cathi Black Pike
Jun 05, 2019
Growing up being friends with Liz,Jeanne and Ben…Remember Mrs Underwood at the little store down the street from where we lived… Such a great Person! So glad I had the privilege of knowing her! My thoughts and prayers continue to flow for the families comfort… ♥️🙏🏻♥️
Katrina and Scott Anderson
Jun 05, 2019
Fly high sweet lady. Praying for your family.
Rebecca Sue
Jun 05, 2019
You treated me like your own! I learned unconditional love from you Miss Molly! I am a better Mom and person because you loved me! Your spirit, your laughter and your love for Jesus will live within me until the end of my time! Thank you for being you! You will be greatly missed! You are HOME in the loving arms of Our Savior!

Love You Always,,

Becky ❤️
Tracey Underwood
Jun 05, 2019
Mom, you were a godly woman who blessed all 8 of your children by teaching us God's love in your daily living. You were kind, witty and always giving of yourself. You comforted us by guiding, loving and caring for us in a unique way that we each needed. That was a gift! I've always told you, you were the best mom in the whole wide world and I will remember you as that. While I miss you, I know I will see you in Heaven someday. Oh, what a glorious day that will be! I love, love, love you!
Buddy Lee Underwood & Debbie Underwood
Jun 05, 2019
Growing up my mother struggled everyday to provide a good life for us children, she never had enough money, enough food, enough cloths, enough soap to wash with, enough anything, everything was a struggle, life was hard. But my mother always had enough love for each of us, no matter our failures, the disappointments we handed her, no matter our struggles, My mother always had enough love for everyone, she always would say “it’s going to be alright”. I will take a quote from her book about her dad, Grandpa Crabtree whom I know now is walking her through the pearly gates; We are comforted to know the she is resting in the arms of Jesus and I will one day soon see her again in heaven. I l...ove you so very much mom, thank you for teaching me to love and to forgive, thank you for telling me the story of Jesus, your duty here on this realm is done and for your effort I am eternally grateful.Read more
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Carolyn Marsh
Jun 05, 2019
You have made it home my friend where the Son himself rose to greet you.
Earline Parmer
Jun 05, 2019
May you rest in Peace with your Loving Savior, Jesus Christ..
Lisa and Dale Suggs
Jun 05, 2019
You will be missed by so many. We have always loved you
Guy Norsworthy
Jun 05, 2019
Not Gone. Just Gone Ahead
Benjamin Ireland Underwood
Jun 05, 2019
Mom you will be forever missed very very much I love you you taught me many things over the years and I will never forget it ever
Alvie Ward
Jun 05, 2019
Praying for you in this time of grief!!
Benjamin Ireland Underwood
Jun 05, 2019
As the baby boy I'm going to miss my most of all loving caring mother as she was from the beginning to the end I love you Mom
Weannie Sue
Jun 05, 2019
Rest my angel will love and miss you so much👼💗
Jun 05, 2019
You're not coming home this time, are you. Death was the one thing you didn't battle, it was welcomed. Well done good and faithful servant.