Jennie Rankin

Jennie Lee Sherrill Rankin, 96, of Signal Mountain, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014. She was born on May 13, 1917 to the late William M. Sherrill and Kitty Godsey Sherrill. Jennie graduated from Chattanooga High School and McKenzie Business College. She was a longtime resident of Signal Mountain and a 50-year member of St. Andrews Methodist Church and a current member of Signal Crest United Methodist Church. Jennie was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi's Eta Chapter and served as Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star # 333. She worked for the Hamilton County Government for 26 years as an administrative assistant to six different County Managers before retiring in 1968. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Read Rankin; and her brothers, James A. Sherrill and William Edwin "Ed" Sherrill. Survivors include her nieces, Barbara Sherrill Housley, Atlanta, Ann Sherrill Sharpe, Pine Mountain, Ga., and Sherri Gates, Signal Mountain; nephew, William Edwin Sherrill Jr. Chattanooga. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, in the Alexian Village Healthcare Chapel, with graveside services at 2 p.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Mark Gooden officiating, The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Alexian Village for their loving care. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alexian Village Employee Fund or Northside Neighborhood House. Visit to share words of comfort to the family. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

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