OBITUARY

Evaline S. Colkitt

4 November, 192810 June, 2021
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Evaline S. Colkitt, age 92, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 10th, 2021.

Born November 4, 1928, she lived her entire adult life in the Chattanooga area. She was preceded in death by her parents, William A. and Flora M. Smith; husbands, William G. Hodges, and Robert B. Colkitt; son, Bradley Smith Jenkins; three sisters, twin Nadine Brown, Vaunda Lee Beinert, and Frankie Juanita Smith.

Evaline is survived by her son, Richard (Rebecca) Jenkins; sister, Marcheta (Jimmy) Henley; grandchildren, Blakely (Barry) Roof, Elliott (Billy) Wells, Tanner (Kelsey) Jenkins, and Nikki Couppee; great grandchildren, Reed and Callie Roof, Will, Silas, and Sophie Wells; daughter-in-law, Dee Jenkins, as well as several nieces and nephews and countless friends.

She graduated from Central High School in 1947. She was a Certified Ophthalmic Optician who worked for doctors, I. Lee Arnold and Ira M. Long. Evaline was a member of Chattanooga Medical Assistants and held offices both local and state wide.

She was an active member of Central Presbyterian Church for 36 years. When the church was sold, she moved her membership to Northside Presbyterian Church. Evaline was an Elder of the Church and a member of the Presbyterian Women. She was also a member of the Loafers Camping Club where she and Bob traveled the country and Europe. Evaline lived her life to the fullest and was active and self-sufficient, living alone and driving until the end.

She was a kind and compassionate soul who was loved by many. She will be sorely missed.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 pm on Sunday, June 20, and 10 to 11 am on Monday, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Evaline’s life will be held at 11 am on Monday, June 21, at the North Chapel with Clay Davis officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37405 or www.northsidepresbyterian.org

  • FAMILY

  • Richard and wife Rebecca Jenkins, Son
  • Marcheta and husband Jimmy Henley, Sister
  • Blakely and husband Barry Roof, Granddaughter
  • Elliott and husband Billy Wells, Granddaughter
  • Tanner and wife Kelsey Jenkins, Grandson
  • Nikki Couppee, Granddaughter
  • Reed and Callie Roof, Will, Silas, and Sophie Wells, Great Grandchildren
  • Dee Jenkins, Daughter-in-law
  • William A. and Flora M. Smith, Parents (deceased)
  • William G. Hodges and Robert B. Colkitt, Husbands (deceased)
  • Bradley Jenkins, Son (deceased)
  • Nadine Brown, Twin Sister (deceased)
  • Vaunda Lee Beinert and Frankie Juanita Smith, Sisters (deceased)
  • She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and countless friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jimmy Henley, Pallbearer
  • Pat Hodges, Pallbearer
  • Tanner Jenkins, Pallbearer
  • Barry Roof, Pallbearer
  • Tom Seybert, Pallbearer
  • Billy Wells, Pallbearer

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • A Visitation

    Sunday, 20 June , 2021

  • A Visitation

    Monday, 21 June , 2021

  • A Celebration of Evaline's Life

    Monday, 21 June , 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • A Burial

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John Jones

21 June 2021

In Honor of Evaline from a friend.

Evaline and I shared our Sunday School class for 20 years. At today's service, several grandchildren recounted how each had been told they were Evaline's favorite. Actually, I was once told likewise. I don't know about the grandchildren, but my latent curiosity was favorite what? I think the incident speaks well of Evaline's character and acceptance and understanding of life with Christ. Her capacity to have "favorites" was infinite in its spectrum and the depth of its application unlimited. Additionally and the reason I did not ask her favorite what, was I knew she would not hold back, she would speak the truth. Yet even if told "a favorite misfit", it would have been delivered with the grace and calmness that would penetrate the Soul in acceptance of her wisdom. I will miss Evaline's contributions to our class. In a time yet to come for me, I look forward to my step into eternity where I hope to be among her favorites.

Cathy Bushey

15 June 2021

I had the pleasure to meet this fine woman in my life. She was very kind and loving. Many good memories in North Carolina and Tennessee.

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Biography

Evaline S. Colkitt, age 92, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 10th, 2021.

Born November 4, 1928, she lived her entire adult life in the Chattanooga area. She was preceded in death by her parents, William A. and Flora M. Smith; husbands, William G. Hodges, and Robert B. Colkitt; son, Bradley Smith Jenkins; three sisters, twin Nadine Brown, Vaunda Lee Beinert, and Frankie Juanita Smith.

Evaline is survived by her son, Richard (Rebecca) Jenkins; sister, Marcheta (Jimmy) Henley; grandchildren, Blakely (Barry) Roof, Elliott (Billy) Wells, Tanner (Kelsey) Jenkins, and Nikki Couppee; great grandchildren, Reed and Callie Roof, Will, Silas, and Sophie Wells; daughter-in-law, Dee Jenkins, as well as several nieces and nephews and countless friends.

She graduated from Central High School in 1947. She was a Certified Ophthalmic Optician who worked for doctors, I. Lee Arnold and Ira M. Long. Evaline was a member of Chattanooga Medical Assistants and held offices both local and state wide.

She was an active member of Central Presbyterian Church for 36 years. When the church was sold, she moved her membership to Northside Presbyterian Church. Evaline was an Elder of the Church and a member of the Presbyterian Women. She was also a member of the Loafers Camping Club where she and Bob traveled the country and Europe. Evaline lived her life to the fullest and was active and self-sufficient, living alone and driving until the end.

She was a kind and compassionate soul who was loved by many. She will be sorely missed.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 pm on Sunday, June 20, and 10 to 11 am on Monday, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Evaline’s life will be held at 11 am on Monday, June 21, at the North Chapel with Clay Davis officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37405 or www.northsidepresbyterian.org