Henrietta McCutcheon
Henrietta McCutcheon
  • January 10, 1929 - October 7, 2017
  • Jackson, Tennessee

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Henrietta Brown McCutcheon passed away October 7, 2017. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee January 10, 1929to Ivan Ellis Brown and Eleanor Estill Brown. Her parents moved to Nashville, Tennessee when Henrietta was a young girl. She played basketball for Hillsboro High School and was All Nashville player her senior year. She attended UT Knoxville, was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, and graduated with a degree in Home Economics. Henrietta married David A McCutcheon, Jr. on June 17, 1950 and they settled in Jackson, Tennessee.
Mrs. McCutcheon was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a former member of Woodland Baptist Church. She enjoyed serving on various church committees especially Helping Hands and Threads of Love sewing for disabled veterans and stillborn babies. An excellent cook, Mrs. McCutcheon often delivered home made meals and baked goods to anyone who needed them and would prepare special foods tailored for medical needs. She was an example to her children and others of giving where needed.
Mrs. McCutcheon served on the Jackson Service League and was an active member of the Chi Omega Alumnae in Jackson. She was also a member of Quid Nunc book club and the Ashby Children's fund.
Mrs. McCutcheon loved music and the Jackson Symphony. She was an avid UT football and basketball follower, so much so that she would hang up on her children if they called during a game. She also loved tennis, both watching and playing. She even attended her son's wedding with a wrist cast on her arm from a tennis mishap the week before. A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. McCutcheon was happiest sitting at her sewing machine, with her husband, children, and dogs stirring around her and the smell of banana bread baking in the air.
Mrs. McCutcheon is survived by her daughters, Eleanor Goodgame of Jackson and Carolyn McCutcheon (Bryan Carter) of Memphis, her son, David McCutcheon, III (Cathy) of Fountain Valley , California, and her brother, Ivan Brown (Katie) of Big Canoe, Georgia.
Survivors also include 4 grandchildren, Chris Goodgame, Rachel Goodgame(Angel), Katie McCutcheon, and Michael McCutcheon, 2 Step-grandchildren, Ken Carter (Katie) and John Carter (Kerstin), and 3 step-great grandchildren, Stephen Carter, Will Carter, and Liam Carter.
Mrs. McCutcheon was preceded in death by her husband, David, her parents, and her son in-law, John Goodgame. Visitation will be held from 11am to 1pm at the North Chapel of George A Smith and Sons with graveside service to follow at 1:30pm at Ridgecrest Cemetery on Saturday October 14, 2017. The family requests memorials be directed to the First Presbyterian Church 1573 N. Highland Avenue, Jackson, Tennessee 38305. George A Smith and Sons North Chapel, 731-427-5555.