Louise Menifee

Hamilton County

Louise P. Menifee, 97, of Chattanooga peacefully transitioned from earth to Glory on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at her residence surrounded by a portion of her family.She was preceded in death by husband, Pastor Lucius Son Menifee, the founder of Morris Hill Baptist Church where they served as Pastor and First Lady for numerous years. She was the mother of 18 children with six preceding her in death.She leaves to cherish her loving memories, Joyce Chapman, Edward (Gail) Chapman, Gwendolyn Smith, Charlotte Johnson, Alice Faye (Darnell) Turner, Fredrick Brown, Willie Lee (Clothied) Menifee, Willie Ruth Menifee, Lucius Menifee Jr., Darrell Menifee Sr., James Jeffery (Anita) Menifee Sr. and Marvin L. (June) Menifee, all of Chattanooga. In addition she leaves 50 grandchildren; 92 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild who will miss her dearly.Funeral service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at New Covenant Fellowship with Pastor Bernie Miller officiating.Burial: Summitt Community Cemetery.The body will lie in state today from 3 until 8 p.m. with the family hours from 6 until 8 p.m.Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave, 423-265-4414.

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