Renee Frances Qualey

20 June , 19643 June , 2019

Renee Frances Qualey, 54, of Ooltewah, Tennessee passed away on June 3, 2019.

She was a member of Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church.

Renee was a registered nurse and nurse manager with Parkridge Valley Hospital. She loved eating dinner with friends, walks with her husband and cooking. She was also an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pat Dunn.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years Mark Qualey of Ooltewah, Tennessee, children, Evan Qualey of Glendale, Arizona, Taylor and Luke Qualey both of Ooltewah, Tennessee, grandchildren, Jane, James and Mila Qualey, father, Bill Dunn, sisters, Michelle Pudder of Newark, Delaware and Maria Hutchison of Wasilla, Alaska and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:30 pm on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421.

A memorial service will follow at 4:30 pm on Saturday, June 8, 2018 at the church with Father Jim Wallace and Father Gary Callahan officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society at:

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Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Visitation Saturday, 8 June , 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, 8 June , 2019


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Michelle Pudder

13 June 2019

My sister Renee
I remember her incredible strength and her big smile. Nothing came easy for her in a difficult upbringing yet she never let it stop her. At a young age she made sure she got the grades needed to go to college and be successful . And when it came time to go she packed up her bag and headed off to Tennessee and never looked back . she put herself through college and made a life for herself in a place where she had never even been before with no family or friends and no support she still had everything she needed to succeed and succeed she did! She reached inside herself and pulled out her strength and her smile and the rest is history . She was an extraordinary mother, an amazing wife and the beautiful person . Until we meet again I love you Renee .

Robert Martin

9 June 2019

I met Renee when I was a tech at valley. She was awesome and was always so positive. I will miss her

Colleen McGreevy

8 June 2019

Chris and I are heartbroken about Renee. We remember the fun we had at the Qualey house with Evan and Taylor and our St. Martin's youth group. We won't forget the devoted mother and friend that Renee was and her beautiful smile. We will miss her. We are thankful that we got to see and visit with her and Mark two weeks ago. Her spirit was amazing. Sending love and heartfelt condolences to the Qualey family.

Jennifer Ware

7 June 2019

We are so very sad about Renee. I will always remember her vivacious personality and happy spirit. When we worked together she always brightened by day and lightened my load. As we had our babies together and did things together with them throughout the years I always enjoyed her.
She was a wonderful person and all our lives were blessed by her being a part of them. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Jay Fowler

7 June 2019

I have had the privilege of hanging around the Tyner football team the last several years and even got to catch punts and field goals during warm-ups for one of the greatest kickers in Tyner football history - Luke Qualey. Luke, no doubt, had one of the greatest Moms in Tyner football history too. Even when she was going through very challenging treatments this past fall she was there - every Friday night. What a wonderful godly woman who loved her family well.
Luke I am praying for you and your Dad and the rest of the family. So thankful she is in heaven and no longer in pain.

Ginny Young

7 June 2019

I met Renee through St Martin's Episcopal Preschool program. My youngest son, Adam, and her oldest son, Evan became friends while attending preschool. I am also a nurse and so we had that in common as well though I never had the privilege to work with her. After our time at preschool, our sons attended different schools so I did not see Renee on a regular basis. However, I would bump into her occasionally at the grocery store or out shopping. She always called out to me and wanted to know how Adam was doing and what was going on in my life. She truly cared about what I had going on in my personal life and was so easy to talk to. I have not seen Renee in several years and had no idea she was struggling with cancer. She was such a blessing and was always wanting to be of help to those she knew. I will certainly miss her and miss those random moments when we would run into each other and catch up on current family events. Maybe those moments weren't really random. Praying for you Evan, Taylor, Luke, and Mark as well as her entire family. Ginny Young

James Bowen

6 June 2019

May God be with the Qualey family in this difficult time. I first met Renee many many years ago when first starting as a nurse and had the privilege to learn and work with her and remember her dedication in the field of nursing. Rest In Peace.

Thomas Carter

6 June 2019

Renee was one of the first individuals that welcomed me to Parkridge. She was kind and made me laugh due to her mistaking me for Terry. Renee was always helpful and did not mind a good butt-chewing! She made me feel like part of the family. I will always remember that laugh and smile. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful life.

Jody Henry

6 June 2019

I first knew Renee’ as the “parent of a student “. I was then so blessed by her presence in a pretty low time in my life and she became my angel. I will never forget her kindness and compassion. She truly was a blessing and will forever be remembered and missed.

DeWonna (Dee) Carson

6 June 2019

I would like to begin by expressing my deepest sympathy to the family. May God bring you all comfort during this time.
My name is Dee. I worked in the dietary department at Parkridge Valley. Renee and I met just by speaking in passing. That simple "good morning" turned into conversations and our regular hugs. That was our thing😊 My respect for her is indescribable. Renee was a true gem and will be missed dearly. My prayers are with the family.