Obit: Jean Gomes

Obit: Jean Gomes

September 19th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Jean Fincannon Gomes, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.Mrs. Gomes was a World War II Navy veteran and served in the first class of Waves. She was a social worker with the Tennessee Department of Human Services for over 35 years. After retirement, she volunteered at Family Services and other charitable organizations. She leaves behind a host of friends and relatives who will miss her smile, her ability to listen, her advice and her sense of humor. She never met a stranger.She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Gomes.Survivors include her daughter, Judge Kathleen N. Gomes; son, William A. Gomes (Sandy); grandchildren, Lori Gomes, Michael Gomes, and Dr. Jennifer Bennett Shinall (Dr. Ricky Shinall).A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in the funeral home chapel.Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.The family will receive friends for visitation from noon on Friday until the hour of the service at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: The Salvation Army, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, 2009 Curtain Pole Road, Chattanooga, TN 37406, or ARC of the Mid-South, 3485 Poplar Ave., #210 Memphis, TN 38111.Condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.hamiltonfuneraloptions.com.Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.