Elana Paige Minchew

3 agosto , 199923 agosto , 2019

Elana “Lana” Paige Minchew, age 20, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, August 23, 2019.

She was born August 3, 1999 in Chattanooga.

Lana was a 2017 graduate of East Hamilton High School. She had a love for animals, outdoors, and life.

She is survived by her parents, Thomas & Lisa Minchew; sister, Samantha Minchew of all of Chattanooga, TN; grandparents, Willard & Betty Minchew of Brewton, AL and Randall & Donna Perry of Chattanooga, TN; great-grandmother, Velma Chaney of Pensacola, FL; uncle & aunts, Keith & Melissa Minchew of New Orleans, LA, Justin & Angie LaFountain of Cookeville, TN, and Starr Perry of Chattanooga, TN; and several cousins.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 12-2 p.m. at the East Brainerd Chapel. A graveside service will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. with Father Manuel Pérez officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations should be made to your local animal shelter.

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • your local animal shelter


  • Receiving Friends martes, 27 agosto , 2019
  • Graveside Services martes, 27 agosto , 2019


Elana Paige Minchew


Donna Perry

7 septiembre , 2019

Lana, my sweet hippy girl, it’s been 2 weeks since you left us and it hasn’t gotten any easier. You are thought about everyday and will always be missed and in our heart and memories! Rest my beautiful Lana I will be waiting to see you again!! Love and kisses, Nana

Lisa Minchew

5 septiembre , 2019

Rest In Peace my baby girl! I miss you more with each passing moment. I can’t believe you had to leave us so soon. Hope to see you again in the resurrection.

The Cain Family

28 agosto , 2019

Lisa, Thomas, and Samantha... Our thoughts and prayers reach out to you and precious Elana. We are so sorry for your loss... words cannot express our sympathy. Love is never lost.
The Cain Family

Yoko Thomas

26 agosto , 2019

I am so heartbroken to hear sweet Lana pass way..I'm pray for Lana's family..I was so lucky get to know and work with sweet u Lana. Enjoy with all the Angel's up there. I will see u again .

Roy and Emily Shelton and Family

26 agosto , 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as we are sorry for your loss. With our deepest sympathy.

The Shelton Family

Sam Norman

25 agosto , 2019

Elana was a great person, I pray for her and her family at this time. She was a very kind soul and she will be missed.

Donna Perry

25 agosto , 2019

Lana , my sweet girl, you were a kind and beautiful young woman always smiling. I remember when you and Samantha were little the places we went , the fun we had and all the giggles. I always told you I miss those days. You will be missed by everyone. We love you so much! Nana and Papa

Caitlyn Santoro

23 agosto , 2019

Me and Lana went to the rocks at Suck Creek in Chattanooga. She showed me one of the most beautiful places I've been to. And she showed me a part of myself I had never seen. She was awesome like that, always making other perspectives visible to people who really needed them. She teached me how to love myself. She teached me how to be more kind to people, because they need it just as much as I do. I miss her so much....