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Theron Lacy

May 17, 1973 — April 13, 2023

 

Theron Ira Louis Lacy was a caring husband, father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. He was born on May 17, 1973, to Ira Lacy Jr. and Sonja Taylor Lacy. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ira Lacy, Sr., and, Louis and Peggie Taylor.

Theron met his wife, Janice Okeke, in 2003, and united in holy matrimony on July 9th, 2007. Two children, Dior Adanna and Atlas Theron Lacy, emanated from this happy union.

Theron accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at an early age at Seay-Hubbard United Methodist Church. His early religious teachings served as the catalyst for his becoming highly spiritual and a follower of the Bible.

Theron was a 1992 graduate of Hillwood High School, Nashville, TN. He then matriculated at Nashville State Community College and Tennessee State University, both of Nashville, TN.

He began his professional career with The Tennessee General Assembly in 1995.  Theron was known as the “calm counsel”, offering his ear to any staff and legislators who stopped at his door with work or personal challenges. This would be foreshadowing for his future, but, not before he transitioned to work for the Secretary of State as the Records Manager.

Theron had the vision and took the leap to create a business in the service industry as an owner-operator of a private bartending and catering service known as “Now Serving 615”, in which he took great pride.  His colleagues in both state departments and the service industry had a firm appreciation and respect for the sage advice and the huge smile he gave as he performed his duties with purpose. It was this diligence and attentiveness that allowed him to turn his life around in the face of serious challenges in his life and give back to his community in the most uncommon and nontraditional ways.

He was innately curious, keenly intelligent, and refreshingly insightful. His love for research and need for travel provided him with insurmountable wisdom. He understood the world around him, and could (and would) easily converse with anyone about a wide range of topics.

Possessing a warm sweet spirit and a generous and loving heart, he loved spending time with his wife, Janice, children Dior and Atlas, and his aunt- a business partner.  He was ever-present and engaged in his grandparents’ lives whom he loved and absolutely adored and kept a watchful eye.

Theron loved and enjoyed traveling, sports, and catching up with family & friends.  He had the most infectious smile, his eyes always lit up, showing the joy in his heart when he smiled, and he was always happy and loved to laugh, having the most contagious spirit of joy. Theron never met a person he could not befriend in an instant. His footprint in this regard grew daily as he moved with purpose throughout the Nashville community. Those of us who have had the privilege and honor of knowing Theron was touched by his gusto for life, his passion for assisting people, no matter their circumstance, and his love of his family. His footprint containing wisdom and love is permanently etched in our hearts and minds.

Theron entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 13, 2023. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Janice Adaeze Lacy; his children, Dior and Atlas Lacy; mother, Sonja (Will) Lewis; father, Ira (Landras) Lacy, mother-in-law, Justina Okeke; grandmother, Mary Lacy; devoted aunts,  Dr. Palmeda Taylor, Janice (Don) McKinney, and Anita Lacy; one great-aunt, Bessie Lee; sisters, LaTrese Lacy and Taylyn Lewis; brothers, Ira Lacy III, Desmond Lewis, and Paul Coleman; sister-in-laws, Jessica Omo-Ojugo (Ehi), Kajuana Kuwonu (Dodji); nieces, Legacie Cunningham, Londyn Hogg, Mariyah and Sydney Lee, nephew: Michael Kuwonu, god-daughter Amina Beard devoted cousins, Judy Francis, Dr. Aisha (Clayton) Samuels, Pamela (Darryl) Pugh, Rahman and Dominique Pugh, Brenda Taylor Singleton, and Michael Taylor; and a host of devoted friends, Jason and Justin Walker, Charles “Punchy” Neely, Tony Rucker, Charles “Chuck” Gleaves, James & Rochelle Frazier-Beard, and a host of other relatives and close friends.

 

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