Mary Weaver

Hamilton County

Mary J. "Juanie" Weaver, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.She was born in Chattanooga, was educated at Tyner High School and the University of Maryland and taught in the private school system in Richmond, Va.She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Edward and Alice Atchley Wilson; brothers, Troy Wilson, William Wilson and Noah Wilson; sisters, Betty Mintz, Mattaleen Barnes and Bertie Smith.Following a career military husband, she was an active member of many churches in the United States and Germany and is presently a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church, a member and prayer chairman for the Loyal Class. In all churches she taught Sunday School, was a soloist, and choir member and primary co coordinator.She served as president of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, and was on the National Board of Garden Clubs.Her love of flowers and gardens was broad, as she ultimately became a master judge in design and horticulture which brought her honors in design, as she taught design throughout the United States. She won the International Creative Award as well as state and national awards. As an artist, she exhibited in the United States and Germany. She was voted outstanding member of several organizations. She was president of the Chattanooga Council of Garden Clubs, III District Director of Garden Clubs, president of Southeast Resource Conservation and Development, chairman of Scenic Cities Beautiful, president of Murray Hills Garden Club and Dirt Dabber Garden Club. She served on the Governors Advisory Board for Keep Tennessee Beautiful, winner of the National Daughters of the American Revolution Environmental Medal; she was a volunteer for Ronald McDonald House and the Hamilton County Soil Conservation. Her floral designs have been published in several gardening books. She established the butterfly garden at the Challenger Center at UTC, as her TFGC project, during her administration as state president.Survivors include her husband, Laury K. "Bud" Weaver Jr.; children, Jana Weaver and Laurie Wilson Weaver; grandson, Laury K. Weaver IV; several great-grandchildren; sister, Eva Rievley; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Leonard officiating.Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m. Wednesday before the service.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga.

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