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PCA to Host Celebration of Life Service Honoring Mrs. Sheila Given

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 grade. 

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 Morris. 

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.