Geneva Sullivan

  • Born: January 8, 1935
  • Died: December 29, 2011
  • Location: Greenbrier, Tennessee

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home and Cremation Services

127 North Main Street
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Tel. (615) 859-5231

Tribute & Message From The Family

SULLIVAN, Geneva Busby, born to Eugene and Eva Gray LeFevers Busby January 8, 1935, and passed from this life into the arms of Jesus Christ on December 29, 2011. She was part owner of a West End Beauty Salon and won the state trophy 2 years. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Rollin (Oscar) Sullivan, a member of the Lonzo and Oscar duo on the Grand Ole Opry for 36 years. Also survived by twin sister Genese Carter, step daughter Linda (Elwood) Harper and granddaughters Bonnie (Dale) Coleman, Ginger Farmer, Dana (Tim) Jansen, grandson T.C. (Dana) Penick, great grand children, Ashlee, Heather, Joshua, Jacob, Shelby, and Katie. Visitation will be Monday January 2 from 4-7 pm. at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church 515 Long Hollow Pike, Goodlettsville. Funeral service at the church Tuesday at 11 am with Elder Ronald Lawrence, officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I could not share the memory as it was not available so sending a memory thru this outlet.
Geneva was a very sweet and kind lady. We were with her and Oscar one weekend at their home where he had his recording studio. We shared one of her wonderful breakfasts and she played the cello for us. She came with Oscar to Vandalia, Ill. where we had booked a show with Lonzo and Oscar and have beautiful pictures of them that we will cherish.
A wonderful lady with a beautiful heart.
She will be missed greatly.

Bobbye Oliver Eulberg

Posted by Bobbye Oliver Eulberg - Vandalia, IL - friend   March 15, 2012

We just found out thru a friend about Geneva's passing to be with our Lord....
You all will be in our prayers
Bobbye Oliver Eulberg

Posted by Bobbye Oliver Eulberg - Vandalia, IL - friend   March 15, 2012

When I was 8 yrs old my mother Leona Williams went overseas to work with Lonzo and Oscar and I got to stay with Geneva. She was so good to me and taught me to ride horses(Flash and Midnight). I will always remember that we read the bible every night and that is where I first learned Luke 2. I will never forget her. She so blessed my life.

Posted by Cathy Lee Coyne - Gallatin, TN - Friend   January 07, 2012

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Geneva when she accompanied Oscar to the Country's Family Reunion taping. We also visited with her at their house in Greenbrier. She was a smart, lovely, sweet, funny woman and we will always treasure having spent time with her. We just found out about her passing when we arrived home last night. Our hearts go out to her family.

Posted by Jamie Amos and Patrick Kennedy - Nashville, TN - work   January 05, 2012

To Oscar and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are wirh you. May she rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.

All your friends in
R. O. P. E.

Posted by Leslie Elliott - Madison, TN   January 03, 2012


Oscar and family,
So sorry to learn of Geneva's death and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.
Your friends,
Leslie and Ron Elliott

Posted by Leslie Elliott - Madison, TN   January 03, 2012

My brother, Shawn and I had the pleasure of spending a few days with Aunt Geneva when we were kids. She took us to Opryland. She was a very sweet lady and I admired her grace. She will be missed.

Posted by Stacy Sullivan Makowski - Rushville,, IN - Great Niece   January 02, 2012

Even though Geneva didn't have children of her own, she was an important part of my childhood. She would take in nieces and nephews as well as orphans and make them feel special. Geneva was a mother to many children. That is a special gift that will be missed in this world.

Posted by Nancy Kiper - Saint Petersburg, FL - Niece   January 02, 2012

Geneva Sullivan was a very good friend, always showed kindness, I will miss you here on this earth but will see you again with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Posted by Eddie Atkins - Castalian Springs, TN   January 01, 2012


So sorry to hear this-she is now resting in heaven with our Lord. God be with Rollin and the family she left behind.Geneva wiil be waiting in heaven for all of you.

Posted by Linda Bartley-niece of Edna Sullivan - Glasgow, KY   January 01, 2012


so sorry tohear this,she was a great lady,she will be greatly missed by all that knew her,god bless the ones she left behind,my prayers are with them in the hour of sorrow

Posted by margaret landrum - glasgow, KY - my great aunt   January 01, 2012

Uncle Oscar I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of visiting you and Geneva on my trips to see memaw and pepaw. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Trish Sullivan Garrison - Louisville, KY - Great niece   January 01, 2012

Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. We love you and if we can do anything to help, just let us know.

Posted by Lisa Hamilton - Mt Juliet, TN - distant cousin   December 31, 2011