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SALTILLO – Tina Dianne Hutcherson Wilburn, 64, departed this life on Thursday, May 20, 2021 after a long battle with colorectal cancer. Tina, a lovely soul and unique personality blessed with the gifts of playing multiple musical instruments and encouraging so many people over her all too brief life, was born on May 30, 1956 to Alton Dennis Hutcherson and Sarah Virginia Harmon Phillips. She graduated from Mooreville High School in 1974 and attended the University of Mississippi receiving a Bachelor’s Degree. A free spirit and independent woman, Tina cut a wide path of entrepreneurship and promotion of the arts and music. She was co owner of Country Road Furniture and the President and founder of “The Cowgirl Gourmet.” Tina was President of the non-profit organization “Three Tears Ministries.” A musician of extraordinary talents, Tina was the founder of The Eggville Bluegrass Festival. The instruments she enjoyed performing with included banjo, guitar, big bass, violin, mandolin, keyboard, among others. There was nothing that satisfied Tina more than a good “jam” session with family and friends. She was a prolific songwriter and singer. Tina specialized in sales and marketing, merchandizing, designing and was a whiz on the chemistry of cooking. She was a 5-year winner of the “Wilburn Girl’s Christmas Cook-off.” A quiet spiritual force, Tina left a legacy of living large, loving much and laughing often. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Saltillo.
A service celebrating her life will be held at 2 PM Monday, May 24, 2021 from the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Tim Green officiating. Private family burial will follow in Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery near Mooreville. Visitation will be from Noon-service time Monday only at Holland-Tupelo Chapel. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed at hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming at 2 PM Monday and will be permanently archived thereafter.
Left with great memories of Tina are her daughters, Tasha Wilburn Dossett and husband, Rudy, III of Tupelo, and Lacee Wilburn Hall and husband, Chris of Saltillo; 5 grandchildren, Madison Hall, Rosalyn Hall, Tyler Dossett and his wife, Ashleigh, Hayes Dossett, and Claude Dossett; and one great-grandson, Judah Franklyn Dossett. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Quinnon Phillips; brother, Dennis Hutcherson; and son in law, William Lowry Dozier, Jr.
The family expresses special appreciation to her caregivers, Chinah Oswalt, Abigail, Jones, Shonya Hall, Amanda Bishop, and Julia Mitchem. A special heartfelt thanks is extended to Dr. Cathy Eng and Dr. Christina Bailey and the staff at the Vanderbilt University Cancer Center for their concern, care and love.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P. O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38801.