Tomi Sue Housley Ayers
Tomi Sue Housley Ayers passed this life peacefully on September 13, 2023 at her “Happy Place” in Ft. Myers, FL.
She was the wife of Haskel “Hack” Ayers, and mother to 3 daughters, Debra Nelson (Jerry Lawson), Traci Dower (JJ Dower), and Codi Provins (Paul Provins). She was known as “T-Tom” to her grandchildren, Nikki Nelson Bumgardner, Joshua Nelson, Addison Dower Russell, Ali Dower Miracle, Rusty Provins, Preston Provins, and Trace Provins. She was known as “Noona” by the 10 great-grand children.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Haskel “Hack” Ayers, their infant son John Wesley, her sisters, Una (Tootsie) Housley, Relda “Dean” Campbell, Bobbie Joe Poe, Millie Jane Queener Morgan, and Hazel Lou Patterson, brother, Ulyses James Housley, and her parents, J.W. “Jim” and LouVerne Housley.
She will be missed by her brother-in-law, R.L. Ayers, and an abundance of nieces and nephews.
Tomi lived in a unique time of being able to be a wife, the perfect hostess, mother, artist, career woman, and a community leader. Tomi’s talents were many. She was a founding member and partner of Ayers LP, the parent company of Ayers Auction and Realty. She was the first woman on the Lafollette Planning Commission, a member of the LaFollette Church of God, and a Rotarian. She was inducted into the National Auctioneers Auxiliary Hall of Fame for her work and commitment to the industry.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the LaFollette Church of God, 1906 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette, TN 37766.
At this time, services are to be determined.