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Tommy Marcus Givens

A funeral service for Tommy Marcus Givens was held Jan. 2, 2024, at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello, with burial in the church cemetery. Riverwood Family handled arrangements.

Mr. Givens, 71, of Monticello, died Dec. 29, 2023, at his residence. He was born in Monticello on March 8, 1952, to Marcus and Audine Givens.

Mr. Givens was retired from the construction business and spent his days enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. He often liked to hunt, fish, and do woodworking projects, but also enjoyed just sitting on the porch, drinking a cup of coffee, and watching his friends and neighbors pass by. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; and he was able to enjoy seven great grandchildren as well. He will be missed by all who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jimmy Givens.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Shirley Ann Givens; children, Michelle Watts (Hugh) and Luke Givens (Bonita); seven grandchildren, Shelby Russell (Ben), Stetson Langley (Ashlyn), Marcey Brown (Marshall), Megan Lang (Brennan), Saydie Nations (Brantley), Sara Watts, Brittany Lott (Brent); eight great-grandchildren, Everleigh, Keegan, Karson, Huston, Auston, Cayden, Marshall Paul, and Carson, and expecting in 2024, Mayleigh and Waylon; brother, Debo Givens; and sisters, Kay Alexander and Cathy Killingsworth. He is also survived by other loving family members and friends, Kandi Tanksley and sons, Karter, Wylder, and Kooper, and Eden and Eli Vaughn.