Obit: Melba Chrisman

Obit: Melba Chrisman

December 15th, 2013 in Obituaries
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Melba Elaine Chrisman, 59, of Nashville, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Meg attended Brainerd High School and participated in many non-profit groups such as Thistle Farms, Reconciliation, Dismas House, and The Magdalene House. Her published workbook titled "Two in Every Hundred" was written to help inmates children understand incarceration, and is still widely used throughout the prison system today. She was known for her kind spirit, warm heart, and forgiving nature. All that knew her will miss Meg. Her mother, Patricia Ihrig; as well as her siblings, Susan Hammond, Jane Gentry, William "Bud" Gentry, precede Meg in death. She will be leaving behind her father, Bud Gentry; brother, Howard Ihrig, Chris Gentry, Scott Gentry; and sister, Kim Conner; as well as three children that will hold her in their hearts forever, Keith Chrisman, Carrie Patterson, Jonas Spurlock. She will also be leaving behind six grandchildren that loved her dearly. A memorial service will be held at the Chattanooga Campus of Stuart Heights Baptist Church from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The address is 3208 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37415.