Hiralaxmi Chimanlal Mehta, age 99, of Clarksville, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Tennova Healthcare
Hiralaxmi was born September 15, 1920, in Mahuva, India to the late Nanchand Ravasa and Gulabben Doshi. In addition to her parents, Hiralaxmi is also preceded in death by Chimanlal Mehta, her loving and devoted husband of 76 years; siblings, Manilal (Usha) Shah, Khanti (Manjula) Shah, and Indumati (Bhupat) Mehta.
She is survived by her two children, Pravin (Madhu) Mehta and Sarala (Jagdish) Doshi; five grandchildren, Mayur (Namrata) Mehta, Priti (Avinash) Dalal, Hemal (Parikha) Mehta, Amee (Dipak) Mistry, and Milan (Rutvi) Doshi; eight great grandchildren, Kevan Mehta, Jai Mehta, Devan Mehta, Rian Mehta, Aarav Mistry, Divya Mistry, Neeva Doshi, and Nyle Doshi; brother, Tansukh Nanchand Shah; and sister Veni (Dhirajlal) Shah.
A private Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home.
Hiralaxmi and Chimanlal first came multiple times to the US in late 70’s & early 80’s for the birth of various grandchildren then moved permanently to Clarksville, TN in 1991. Even with a 5th grade education, she was a religious scholar, motivator and active member in the Clarksville/Nashville, TN & Albany, NY local communities. Her grandchildren simply called her, Ba.
Ba was the strength of the family and the matriarch until the day she passed. She was strong minded, strong willed, and such a gentle soul. Her love and devotion to her family and faith were apparent in everything she did. She was not just Ba to her family; she was Ba to the entire community.
Ba, we will miss you immensely!
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in her memory to the JAINA Jiv Daya (Animal Welfare) fund (https://www.jaina.org/donations/donate.asp?id=10530), or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at www.nealtarpleyparchman.com.
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