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Estelle J. Boles

August 12, 1937 — January 28, 2024

Estelle Jamile Saad Boles passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Trevecca Center for Rehab and Healing after a long illness.

Estelle was born August 12, 1937, in Nashville, Tennessee to John Phillip and Rosalie Saad, the oldest of 8 children. She is survived by her 4 children, Michelle (Karl) Delfs [Kingston Springs, TN], Amy (Jonathon) Boles-Wood [Nashville, TN], R. Jerry (Leigh Ann) Boles, Jr. [Murfreesboro, TN], and Charles (Jennifer) Boles [Fairview, TN]. She has 11 beloved grandchildren: Waylon Austell, Nikolas (Katie) Delfs, Brittany (Wesley) Hurst, Kaitlin (Kyle) Van Fleet, Cody (Jordan) Austell, Jessica Delfs, Kirsten (Mike) Sbarra, Rachel Ralph, Jared Boles, Matthew Boles, and Rebecca Boles. She was also blessed with 14 great-grandchildren: Ben Lisle, Keeley Austell, Madeline Riggins, Collin Delfs, Emily Riggins, Emerson Van Fleet, Isla Van Fleet, Aidan Delfs, Oliver Van Fleet, Finley Van Fleet, Joshua Austell, Rosemary Austell, London Sbarra, and Lila Hurst. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

She is also survived by her 4 beloved sisters: Phyllis Rowan, Jackie Herrud, Elizabeth Bohan, and Theresa Thurman. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers (Ellis Saad, Richard Saad, and John P. Saad, Jr.), 2 nephews (Kevin Rowan, Mark Saad), a niece (Sheila Saad), and a dearly loved grandson, Ryan Patrick Boles. 

Estelle lived a full and rich life. She was a proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who spent as much time as possible with her family. She was an artist and loved to teach others to draw and paint. She never missed a birthday, graduation, sporting event or special occasion with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was called “Sitta” by everyone, including her grandchildren’s friends! Her favorite pastime was eating out, it didn’t matter where as long as she didn’t have to cook or clean-up. The bigger the group to join her the better. She never met a stranger and made everyone feel important, loved, and welcome. 


Estelle graduated from Cathedral High School in Nashville, Tennessee in 1955 and worked at St. Henry’s School when her children were young and later at the Diocese of Nashville as Advertising Manager of the Tennessee Register. She later became Rectory Manager and St. Henry’s Church and loved being part of her church community. Later in life she worked part-time at Walgreens in Bellevue where she loved helping others, especially her co-workers. She will be remembered for always being willing to do for others, a trait she passed along to her family.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, 9:30 am until 10:50 am at St. Henry Catholic Church in Nashville, Tennessee. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m., Father Pat Kibby, Celebrant. Burial will be at 1:30pm at Harpeth Hills Memory Garden Cemetery.


Memorials in her name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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