Obit: Missouri Sorrough

Obit: Missouri Sorrough

February 22nd, 2012 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Missouri Jean Fleming Sorrough, 87, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at 3:53 p.m.Born Oct. 4, 1924, in Hart County, Hartwell, Ga., in the home of her parents, John "Willie" Fleming and Teasley Byrum Fleming. She graduated from Hart County High School and attended Bessie Tift College. She then taught 5th grade, elementary students for two years. After the death of her husband of 32 years, William Hugh Sorrough, a missionary with World-Wide Faith Missions (under the direction of Dr. Lee Roberson, of Highland Park Baptist Church), she continued in missionary work.The scripture, Mark 1:35 inspired her to start an intercessory prayer ministry which she continued for 32 years. She accepted prayer requests in person, by phone and by mail, recording each request in her many notebooks. She arose each morning at 4 a.m. and went to her knees to begin hours of prayer. She remained an active member of their home church, Dogwood Baptist Church, Tunnel Hill, Ga., and attended its services monthly, as well as, attending and ministering in the many churches that supported her prayer ministry.In the days after she became unable to drive, she attended Highland Park Baptist Church which was within walking distance of her home. She was a member of a Ladies Sunday School class and also attended Bible classes there. She was well known as a Prayer Warrior, and was called upon to speak at ladies retreats, banquets and other church functions. She was a faithful attendee and supporter of the MLC Ladies Retreat in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., for many years. She will be sorely missed by all her many friends, members of her supporting churches, and those of the various events she attended annually. Her husband would have been proud of her ministry; she touched the lives of so many people.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Hugh Sorrough; one brother: Leonard Monroe Fleming; and one grandson, Jonny Hugh Gass.Surviving are daughter, Brenda Jean Sorrough Gass, of Chattanooga; two brothers: Rev. Jack Fleming and his wife Linda, of Gastonia, N.C., Alton Willie "Red" Fleming and his wife, Joy, of Hartwell, Ga.; two granddaughters, Sabrina Jean Gass, of Chattanooga, and Sandra Joy Adams, of Ringgold, Ga.; two great grandsons, Samuel Jonathan Steadman and Simon Ryan Steadman, both of Chattanooga.The family will receive friends at the Turner Funeral Home, Highway 58 Chapel, 3913 Webb Road, Chattanooga, from 2 to 8 p.m. today.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tommy Crider, Rev. Herschel Hicks, and Chaplain Cabot Barber officiating.Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the general fund of Nellie Head Memorial Baptist Church, 2379 Catoosa Pkwy, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755.Arrangements are by Turner Funeral Home, Inc., Highway 58 Chapel, 622-2171.


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