MOTHERS OF THE YEAR

20 Years of Celebrating Mother’s Day with Our Amazing Clients

MOTHERS OF THE YEAR

Every Mother’s Day we honor the strength and determination of these advocates with the Tennessee Justice Center Mothers of the Year. Working with families in times of crisis, TJC has witnessed the extraordinary love and courage of mothers, year after year. We have stood with parents who persistently advocate for not only their own children but all children in need of health care.

Our staff recruits volunteer photographers and then provides our honorees with framed “Mother of the Year” certificates and framed family photos. Their photos line the front wall of our office, and their moving stories of love and devotion inspire us all year long. To read about why we honor courageous moms, foster moms, grandmothers [and dads, too!] around Mother’s Day each year, please read this story by our Executive Director, Michele Johnson.

Read the stories of all of our Mothers of the Year by exploring the virtual version of The Wall below. We are honored to stand alongside these moms. 2020 nominee photos and stories coming soon.

HELP TJC KEEP STANDING WITH MOMS

We gain our strength from our amazing mothers of the year who don’t give up. We won’t give up either, and we need your help so that we can continue to fight alongside these moms.

THE WALL

2020

Chelsea Anders

Chelsea Anders

(La Follette)

Tina Claxton

Tina Claxton

(Murfreesboro)

Donna Marie Cooper

(Maryville)

DiJuana Davis

DiJuana Davis

(Nashville)

Rudolf Flesch

Rudolf Flesch

(Maryville)

Marilyn Greer

Marilyn Greer

(Nashville)

Mallorie Hatcher

Mallorie Hatcher

(Johnson City)

Gerald Neal

(Memphis)

Steven Powell

Steven Powell

(Lawrence)

Shannon Redmond

Shannon Redmond

(Lebanon)

Damarys Roche

(Memphis)

Lynda Settle

Lynda Settle

(Henderson)

Teresa Thompson

(Old Hickory)

Rachael Tremblay

Rachael Tremblay

(Crossville)

2019 

Aretha Braden

Heather Brown

Gloria Chatman

Jessica Fox

Shannon Grimes

William Halbert, Jr.

Jamie Maxfield

Denise MacMahon

Debbie Miller

Jean Nored

Courtney Stanley

Charlene Stockton

Leianne Taylor

Tabitha Williams

Lisa Willson

2018 

Danielle Alaimo

Jill Barlow

Dana Beech

Toni Corbin

Sherry Garland

Michelle Hayes

Shelia Hobbs

Kristin Holley

Meredith House

Kerry Reed

Rosie Roan

Patricia Shells

Jeana Whitehead

Julie Whitacre

Brenda Willette

2017

Susan Bright

Susan Bright

Lacey Buchanan

Margaret Danko

Margaret Danko

Jody Harwell

Jody Harwell

Renee Hix

Renee Hix

Barbara McMurtry

Barbara McMurtry

Danielle Molloy

Danielle Molloy

Katreda Norman

Katreda Norman

Christina Poole

Christina Poole

2016

Shirley Bagwell

Shirley Bagwell

Floyd and Wanda Baker

Floyd and Wanda Baker

Meagan Bigger

Meagan Bigger

Lelia Burke

Lelia Burke

Jennifer Howell

Jennifer Howell

Laura Riggs

Laura Riggs

Frida Salcedo-Montes

Frida Salcedo-Montes

Karen Samborski

Karen Samborski

Robin Watkins

Robin Watkins

2015

Emily Barron

Emily Barron

Callie Briley

Callie Briley

Bonita Brockman

Bonita Brockman

Michele Fardan

Michele Fardan

Tracy Foster

Tracy Foster

Nita Guinn

Nita Guinn

Lorna Hensley

Lorna Hensley

Riza Ritter

Riza Ritter

Joann Self Selvidge

Joann Self Selvidge

Mary Woods

Mary Woods

2014

Vicki Burney

Jennifer Doty

Jennifer Doty

Evelyn Manley

Evelyn Manley

Patricia McCoy

Patricia McCoy

Sangita Patel

Sangita Patel

2013

Julie Drouhard

Julie Drouhard

Jessi Hacker

Jessi Hacker

Angie Quinn-Clark

Angie Quinn-Clark

Wilson Shannon

Wilson Shannon

Angela Sterry

Angela Sterry

Angela Tillotson

Angela Tillotson

Angelika and Willie Williams

Angelika and Willie Williams

Connie Winchester

Connie Winchester

2012

Deborah Balthrop

Deborah Balthrop

Felicia Burk

Felicia Burk

Cindy Furman

Cindy Furman

Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller

Barbara Moore

Barbara Moore

Ida Roberts

Ida Roberts

Shelia Spain

Shelia Spain

2011

Linda Begg

Linda Begg

Debra Hicks

Debra Hicks

Nancy Hollis

Nancy Hollis

Kaatje Pitzer

Kaatje Pitzer

Stephanie Rodrigues

Stephanie Rodrigues

Carolyn Stinnett

Carolyn Stinnett

Linda Tayyun

Linda Tayyun

Jane Ussery

Jane Ussery

2010

Evelyn Human

Evelyn Human

Cynthia Jordan

Cynthia Jordan

Lourdes Luster

Lourdes Luster

Trina Parker

Trina Parker

Karen and Bill Shannon

Karen and Bill Shannon

Maria Vasquez

Maria Vasquez

Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams

Linda Winford and Kathy Lyons

Linda Winford and Kathy Lyons

Patricia Womac

Patricia Womac

2009

Velma Brown

Velma Brown

Brandon Byrd

Brandon Byrd

Irene Dixon

Irene Dixon

Vicie Motz

Vicie Motz

Judy Patton

Judy Patton

Sarah Rodriguez

Sarah Rodriguez

Laurenda Whisenhunt

Laurenda Whisenhunt

Earnestine Williams

Earnestine Williams

Brittany Wilson

Brittany Wilson

2008

Donna Addington

Donna Addington

Lisa Addison

Lisa Addison

Suzette Byrd

Suzette Byrd

Amy Davis

Amy Davis

Judy Eaves

Judy Eaves

2007

Laura Adam

Laura Adam

Linda Allen

Linda Allen

Sadiatou Barrow

Sadiatou Barrow

Hope Legaux

Hope Legaux

Diane Rancourt

Diane Rancourt

Sally Roberts

Sally Roberts

2006

Andrea Morris

Andrea Morris

2005

Elizabeth Hindman

Elizabeth Hindman

2005

Erin Worsham

Erin Brady Worsham

2004

Danae Briggs

Danae Briggs

Patty Gibson

Patty Gibson

Shelly Johnson

Shelly Johnson

Shay Simmons

Shay Simmons

2003

Jean Smith

Jean Smith

2002

Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson

2001

James Griffin

James Griffin

2000

Shawn Caster

Shawn Caster