mabel lindsay

Hamilton County

Mabel LindsayMabel Crowder Lindsay went home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2013, at the age of 94.She was born in East Moline Ill., daughter of Ollie Marvin Crowder and Josie Martin Crowder. Her maternal grandfather was a Methodist minister serving as a circuit rider in west Tennessee. Her paternal grandparents were strong Methodists, influencing their children in this denominational tradition. For many years, she was a member of Trinity Methodist Church. As a young person, she attended T.Perry Brannon Gospel Tabernacle and later joined Northside Baptist Church where she met her future husband, William "Bill" Stafford Lindsay. They lived for a time in Harriman, Tenn., while he served his country as an electrician at Oak Ridge National Laboratory during World War II. After the war, they returned to Chattanooga and joined Red Bank Baptist Church. She served her church well through her ministry of teaching the Bible in Sunday School. She was a founding teacher at Precept Ministries. Her gift of hospitality touched many lives. Even in declining health, she remained fun loving and cheerful and her deep faith and love for the Lord and His word never waivered.She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Bill Lindsay; two sons, William Terry Lindsay and Paul Marvin Lindsay; two grandsons, Thomas Lindsay Grider and William Scott Grider; three sisters, Rae Bolander, Carma McCardell and Lorraine Hall; and one brother, Buford Buck Crowder.Survivors include her two daughters, Linda (Thomas) Grider, of Chattanooga and Carol (Bob) McDaris, of Carrabelle, Fla.; two daughters-in-law, Greta Lindsay of Wildwood, Ga., and Penelope Lindsay of Weaverville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great children; several nieces and nephews; special friend Linda Coley; and her beloved Sunday School class, "Mable's Girls".Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Red Bank Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Steelman and Rev. Sam Greer officiating.Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Patrick Lindsay, Matthew Lindsay, John Lindsay, Bradley Malone, Brandon Malone and Thomas Grider will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers are the Naomi Sunday School Class.In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Ambassadors for Christ, 1355 Terrell Mill Road, Bldg 1462, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30067Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today Red Bank Baptist Church.Visit to share condolences.Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

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