Obituary: Mary Helen Clark Tomaszewski-Townsend, 77


On April 26, 2021 Mary Helen Clark Tomaszewski-Townsend, loving wife and mother of 3 daughters, passed away at the age of 77.


She was born on December 24, 1943 in Decatur, Alabama to the late Edward and Frances Clark. She was a graduate from Joelton High School. In 1963, she married the late Raymond Joseph Tomaszewski and they raised 3 daughters, Kelly, Missy, and Mary Jo until his death on April 26, 1977. Mary remarried her life long devoted partner, Bill Townsend to complete her journey.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband; brother, Joe Clark and 3 baby boys.


She is survived by her husband Bill Townsend; daughters, Kelly (Tommy) Ellis, Melissa Tomaszewski, Mary Jo (James) Holmes, Stephanie Johnson, Denise (Mark) Downing, Tammy Madison, Billy Townsend, II. and children; grandchildren, Donny (Jeimy) Young, Kyle (Samantha) Ellis, Cage (Rita) Ellis, Addison Holmes, Staten Holmes, Dean Oldham and sibling Edwina Parker; and many nieces, nephews, friends, family too numerous to list but no less important.


Funeral Services will be conducted by Keith Sovine, George Ellis, and Tommy Ellis at 1:00PM, Thursday, April 29th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View. Burial will follow in Good Springs cemetery with James Holmes, Cage Ellis, Ron Tomaszewski, Keith Sovine, Jeremy Savage, Kyle Ellis, Noah Young, Donny Young, Will Townsend serving as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:30-8:00PM on Wednesday, April 28th, and again on Thursday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM. A Celebration of Life will follow after the burial at The Livery Stables.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Nashville, 478 Craighead St., Suite 200, Nashville, Tn. 37204.