Lila Eldridge

Lila Nance Eldridge, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. She was 88 years old. Lila was born in Fyffe, Ala., and was a longtime resident of the North Chattanooga and Hixson area. She was of the Church of God faith, was an avid gospel music lover and enjoyed singing in a gospel trio. Lila was a dedicated homemaker, mother and mamaw. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Everett Grant Eldridge; daughter, Judy Eldridge Flemister; parents, Vernon and Linnie Nance of Fyffe, Ala.; and siblings, Jerome and Herman Nance and Lucille Morris. Lila is survived by her children, DeLinda (Lavon) Chandler, Danny (Ruby) Bell and James (Donna) Eldridge; grandchildren, Timothy (Amy) Chandler, Trena Chandler, Andrea (Jared) Gregory, Taylor and Sarah Eldridge and Carl (Missy) Flemister; two great-grandchildren; brother, Chester (Jean) Nance; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 15, and again from noon until 1 p.m. on Sunday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Services for Lila will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joseph Ballanger and the Rev. Jim Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Please share your thoughts and memories at Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

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