Marion McConnell Marion Ruth Brown McConnell, of Chattanooga, departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Marion was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Marshall County, Tenn., and attended Cornersville School where she met, and later married, the love of her life. God and her family were at the center of her very existence. She exhibited an inexpressible love for her husband, children, and grandchildren. Marions commitment to God was evident through her daily walk with Him and her passion for mission work. Marion was preceded in death by parents, Isaac Allen Brown and Sadie N. Watt Brown; and a brother, Staley Brown. She is survived by her husband, Sherrell McConnell; daughters, Melissa McConnell, of Chattanooga, Michelle Pafford, of San Francisco, Calif., and Melanie Wiles, of Lewisburg, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Trey, Brennan, and Sheridan McNeil and Aaron, Natalie, and Trenton Wiles; and a sister, Agnes Chapman, of Lewisburg. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. EST Friday, April 18, at East Brainerd Church of Christ, 7745 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Brainerd Church of Christ mission fund, 7745 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. EST Thursday, April 17, at the funeral Home, and again Friday from noon-2 p.m. EST at the church. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.