Providence Christian Academy will host a Celebration of Life service for
the beloved co-founder of the school Mrs. Sheila Morris Given on November 18,
2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Providence Christian Academy. Visitation will be November 18 from 4:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m. at Providence Christian Academy.
Providence Christian Academy was conceived in the heart of Sheila Given
in the spring of 1994. After much prayer and dialogue with various church and
educational leaders, God led Mrs. Given to home-school educators Nancy and Jim
Carter, who felt led to join her in God’s project. PCA began as a kindergarten through fifth
grade school and was located in three church buildings during the first three
years. PCA has continued to be blessed
with growth and now has more than 580 students enrolled in PreK- 12th
Sheila Morris Given, age 83 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee passed away on
Tuesday, November 12, 2019. She was born in Wickliffe, Kentucky and was
the only child of William Wilson “Bill” Morris and Jessie LaVora Rollins
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert Edmond “Ed” Given,
Jr. She is also survived by children, Kerry Given and his wife Rhonda of
Murfreesboro, Scott Given and his wife Beth of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Kyle
Given and his wife Melanie of Gallatin, Tennessee, Lisa Spillman and her
husband Michael of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Paul Given and his wife
Prudence of Murfreesboro. Sheila is also survived by 11 grandchildren and
nine greatgrandchildren (and one on the way). She was also survived by
nephews Barry Hardy and his wife Holly of Madison, Mississippi and Bruce Hardy
and his wife Rhonda of Lawrenceville, Georgia; and niece, Beverly Hardy Coleman
of Clinton, Mississippi.
Sheila attended Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and most recently
attended New Heights Chapel in Murfreesboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be directed
to Providence Christian Academy.