Stuart Estaugh Rawlinson “Mickey”, age 80, transitioned into eternal life in Heaven with our Father on May 10, 2022. God blessed his family in being with Mickey in his passing. Mickey was born in Memphis TN, the third in line of 5 children, born to Dorothy and Jack Rawlinson. Mickey often spoke of several instrumental figures in his life who taught him about salvation and the love and grace of God, and instilled core values of hard work, compassion, honesty, and integrity, including his mother Dot, his maternal grandparents Momee and Pops Deucker, and his paternal grandparents “Daddy” and Ethel. Mickey will always consider 1428 Mamie Road Memphis, TN home where he and other loved ones often found shelter and safety from stormy seasons of life. Mickey has always been and forever will be known as the OG of the Mamie Road Gang.
Mickey had several loves in his life; first and foremost was his love for God, and to follow was his love for his precious wife of nearly 61 years, Jeanette, the apple of his eye, his daughter Candy, and the princess of his heart, his granddaughter Savannah.
As an adolescent and teen, Mickey worked to help support his mother and siblings and when not working, he was often found swimming, hunting, and playing with the Mamie Road gang down in the swampy bottoms of the Wolf River. As an adult, Mickey made a successful lifelong career as a real estate appraiser, continuing to support his mom, family and friends during their time of need, eventually retiring to the mountains of Western NC in 2012. Mickey’s favorite activities included any time with family, sun and fun at Pensacola Beach and playing tennis competitively. Mickey was always ready for a fierce card game of Spades, Hearts, etc. In his later years, he looked forward to visiting Starbucks, almost daily, where staff knew him as Stuart, treated him like royalty, and loved on him with hugs and affection.
Mickey, “Daddy”, “Paw Paw”, “big brother”, “Stuart”, “Stu”, and “Uncle/Cousin Mickey/Mick” will forever be loved and missed until we meet again in Heaven.
Mickey is preceded in death by his mother and father Dorothy and Jack Rawlinson, his oldest sister Patsy Hatley, loving grandparents, and many cherished family members and friends. Mickey is survived by his wife Jeanette Rawlinson of Franklin, NC, daughter Candace Burton of Franklin, NC, granddaughter Savannah Metcalf of Knob Noster, MO, great granddaughter Emilia Metcalf of Knob Noster, MO, brothers Fred and David Rawlinson of Collierville TN, sister Mary Hooven of Fredericksburg, VA, many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, in laws, and friends including closest and dearest friends, “brother Paul Jones” and “sister Anne Jones” of Pensacola, FL.
A memorial will be held on June 19, 2022 at 2PM at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Franklin, NC. Anyone is welcome to come celebrate God and Mickey, this incredible man we will miss so dearly.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Rawlinson family. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com