William Ferrell's Legacy

A simple uniform, hat, and a 1974 Navy certificate known as a Bluenose Certificate are the few items left from William Farrell's life. He lived with his mother until she died in 2003. He passed away in 2013; blind and relying on other organizations like Meals on Wheels to take care of his few needs. He lived quietly and died quietly, leaving his estate to habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. He owned his home and wanted others to have a place to all home as well. Habitat recognizes this great contribution on behalf of William Farrell's life. His gift will ensure that more hardworking families have the opportunity to own their own homes.


Through planned giving, individuals are able to arrange gifts to be made at a future date. Planned giving may also provide tax benefits to the extent allowed by the law. If you feel moved to make an everlasting gift through planned giving please contact Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, Lauren Lane, at llane@habitatnashville.org or 615-942-1256.


We appreciate this opportunity to continue a legacy of giving and support for affordable housing for low-income families and thank you for thinking of Habitat of Greater Nashville.

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.