Amber Liane Pursley
October 25, 1974 - June 21, 2021
Dinessa Solomon
Amber Black
Garrick Pursley
Jeanne Pursley
Bonnie Bielec
Bonnie Bielec
Bonnie Bielec
Tina Rippy
Patrick Bembry
Maya Nashabi
Gay Nell Krauss
Audra Boyd
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Amber Pursley, Director of Research Administration for Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, passed away on Monday, June 21st, 2021, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. She was a graduate of the University of Texas where she received her Doctor of Jurisprudence. Our beautiful Amber was born on October 25, 1974, in Fort Worth, Texas. She…

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Evelyn Cate Galletti left a message on July 13, 2021:
Sweet, Amber! Our family is in shock and our hearts are broken. From 2017 - 2019, you showered us with hand-me-down toys for our children (Martha played with your trains just this morning), celebrated milestones with us, and brought Hannah and Avery to play. You worked hard and took care of your girls. Thank you for sharing your vibrance with us. You made an impact on our lives, and we miss you so much.
Dinessa Solomon left a message on July 8, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Dinessa Solomon lit a candle
Amber Black left a message on July 7, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Amber Black lit a candle
Garrick Pursley left a message on July 2, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Garrick Pursley lit a candle
Jeanne Pursley left a message on July 2, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Jeanne Pursley lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jami Hilvers left a message on July 1, 2021:
Avery and Hannah, I watched your Mom navigate being a new Mom when you were both so young. She did it with such ease and grace. She loved the two of you more than anything. She found joy in every move and sound you made. She was a model mother that I often looked to as an example while raising my daughter. Your Mom taught you girls to be strong, loving and independent young ladies. Although she is no longer with you physically I believe she will forever be by your side and guiding you. My sincere condolences to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Amber and being touched by her amazingness.
Bonnie Bielec left a message on June 30, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Bonnie Bielec lit a candle
Bonnie Bielec left a message on June 30, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Bonnie Bielec lit a candle
Bonnie Bielec left a message on June 30, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Bonnie Bielec lit a candle
Tina Rippy left a message on June 29, 2021:
Praying for her family and friends. Just sad news .
Patrick Bembry left a message on June 29, 2021:
It was a pleasure to know and to work with Amber, as she always displayed such patience, kindness and understanding. A bright light has left this earthly plain, but I have no doubt Amber now flies as an angel among the stars. I will deeply miss her.
Benjamin G Davis left a message on June 29, 2021:
My sincerest condolences about this tragically short life. She was a pleasure to work with. Best, Prof. Ben Davis, Retired, University of Toledo
Benjamin G Davis left a message on June 29, 2021:
My sincerest condolences about this tragically short life. She was a pleasure to work with. Best, Prof. Ben Davis, Retired, University of Toledo
Maya Nashabi left a message on June 29, 2021:
May your beautiful soul rest in peace Amber, you will be missed.
Deanna Meador left a message on June 28, 2021:
Amber- there are just no words to express how much you are and will be missed. You made a lasting impression on everyone that was lucky enough to cross paths with you. I am going to miss lunches and boat trips and knowing who to call right away with my tough, 'how do I do this?' work questions. Your beauty, intellect, and grace will not be forgotten.
Gay Nell Krauss left a message on June 28, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Gay Nell Krauss lit a candle
Jennifer Gourley left a message on June 28, 2021:
Dearest Amber, my heart is broken, and I miss you terribly. I am comforted, however, with the knowledge that you have now found peace, solitude and limitless love with our Lord and Savior. As He tells us in Luke 23:43, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” I want Avery and Hannah to know how much you brightened my day whenever we spent time together. You had such an incredibly loving and nurturing spirit, and you always made me feel so special. You were a truly beautiful person, and now that beauty shines down on us from Heaven. Amber, you have left an indelible mark on all of us, and I cannot wait for us to be reunited one day. May our Lord bless and keep your girls and comfort them in the knowledge that you were, and continue to be, loved by us all.
Audra Boyd left a message on June 27, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Audra Boyd lit a candle
Heather Karns left a message on June 26, 2021:
My deepest condolences to Amber’s family and all who knew her. The light that Amber brought to the world will never be forgotten.
Terri Hershberger left a message on June 25, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Terri Hershberger lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Amanda Harding left a message on June 25, 2021:
I was so saddened to hear this tragic news. Amber was such a fantastic colleague, and I am so fortunate to have worked with her for the past 3 years. Thinking of your family, and keeping your memory shining bright.
Dawn Riddle left a message on June 25, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Dawn Riddle lit a candle
Gayathri Narasimham left a message on June 25, 2021:
Condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues on their loss of this sweet person
Abby Regan left a message on June 25, 2021:
Amber was such a warm person to go to for any guidance here at Vanderbilt- but she never lit up brighter than when asked about her family. I'll miss her so much.
Clair Brigman left a message on June 25, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Clair Brigman lit a candle
Kathryn Dudley left a message on June 25, 2021:
Amber, my sweet friend, I still can’t believe that you are gone. Your soul exuded love, kindness, and happiness making your presence known and loved by all around you. You taught me so much professionally and personally, and I count myself lucky to have shared so much in life with you by my side. I will miss you incredibly and will always carry you in my heart. My love to your amazing daughters, Avery and Hannah, who were your complete world, and may your husband, Greg, and your family find peace knowing how loved and special you were to so many.
Jessica Graham left a message on June 25, 2021:
My heart aches for Amber's family and loved ones...she was such a vibrant, talented, and kindhearted person and a new friend that I was excited to get to know better. I'm so sorry, and I will forever keep her memory alive in my thoughts and prayers.
Brashonna Greer left a message on June 25, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Brashonna Greer lit a candle
Shirley Schettino left a message on June 25, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Shirley Schettino lit a candle
Dana Gustofson left a message on June 25, 2021:
Greg you and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so very sorry for your loss
Sylvia & Mark Nodini left a message on June 25, 2021:
Someone so special can never be forgotten. You will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Rest in peace Amber.
Greg Kyle left a message on June 24, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Greg Kyle lit a candle
MJ Bush left a message on June 24, 2021:
So very sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing always.
Paul left a message on June 24, 2021:
Amber, may you have eternal rest with God. I will be praying for your girls!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼
Douglas Schmidt left a message on June 24, 2021:
Good night, sweet princess. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
Christy Hooper left a message on June 24, 2021:
Amber was a sweet soul. She loved her daughters very much and thought of them constantly. She was also very smart and when I worked with her, she worked very hard to do excellent work and was able to do anything she was challenged to do. I will miss our lunches at Bricktops. Rest in eternal peace, dear Amber.
Shirley Schettino left a message on June 24, 2021:
Amber was a treasured and trusted colleague and friend to all who know her., gracious and kind in every way. I'll cherish the times we shared, talking about our children and our lives. Attending the Sounds games together and seeing how joyful she was to be with her daughters is my fondest memory of her. May her soul rest in sweet peace, and may she know the love and admiration we all have for her. Prayers are lifted for her sweet daughters, husband and family. We love you, Amber, and will never forget you!
Kimberly Kane left a message on June 24, 2021:
In memory of Amber Liane Pursley, Kimberly Kane lit a candle
Kimberly Kane left a message on June 24, 2021:
It was my pleasure to work with Amber these last 4 years at Vanderbilt. She was someone I could trust to provide me with wise counsel, answering my questions and helping me successfully navigate our systems to achieve my group's goals. I will miss her unflagging support, our 'why are you working on a Sunday?' emails, her lovely smile, and her joyful laughter. My heart goes out to her family. Know that I will always hold fond memories of Amber and be grateful for the role she played in my life.
Larry Andretich left a message on June 24, 2021:
A beautiful woman inside and out. I'm sure she'll be missed by everyone whose life she's touched.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Alison Roberts Cooper left a message on June 24, 2021:
My sweet friend- it is so hard to believe you are gone. I wish I could tell you how much you are loved and missed by so many. Rest in peace, sweet Amber. Sending love and light to Avery and Hannah, as well as to Greg and all of Amber's family.
Beth Sims left a message on June 24, 2021:
I worked with Amber for a couple of years at the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. She was such a sweet person. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Kurt Shepherd left a message on June 24, 2021:
My heart is broken for Hannah and Avery and all those who loved and cherished Amber. She will forever be remembered as a dedicated coworker and colleague, but more importantly as a dear friend. Words cannot express the emotions and feeling of loss that we are all feeling, but we can take some small comfort in knowing that she is in a better place now. Amber, RIP knowing that your memory will forever be cherished by those whose lives were so enriched by your bright spirit.
Thuy Vu left a message on June 24, 2021:
My condolences to your family and friends. You will be missed.
Jennifer Bischoff left a message on June 24, 2021:
Amber, my dear, sweet friend. I can’t believe that the world is still turning without you in it. You were the kindest, gentlest soul; quick with an encouraging word and a blessing to all who love you. Your smile lit up the room; you lifted the spirits of everyone around you. I will love you, miss you, and think of you always. Love and prayers for your husband Greg and your precious girls, Avery and Hannah. May God bless and keep you always.
Larry West left a message on June 23, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family!
Mr and Mrs Dick Pope Jr left a message on June 23, 2021:
A candle was lit in memory of Amber Liane Pursley.

Our deepest sympathy, prayers and love is sent to our heartbroken son, Greg, Amber’s beautiful girls Avery and Hannah, our precious grandchildren, her parents and to all of her family and friends. Our family loved her and know that she is resting in peace and is now a bright Angel watching over them. 💗
Lumen Cremation left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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