OBITUARIO

Emaline Nunley

1 marzo , 195020 abril , 2019
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Mary Emaline Gilliam Nunley, 69, returned to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 20, 2019, after a valiant battle with cancer. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, and friends, carried her through two years of clinical trials. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her cancer journey and ultimately gave her peace. She knew whose she was, and where she was going.

Emaline was born on March 1, 1950, in Rockwood, TN, to the late Arthur James and Della Mae Garner Gilliam Sr., and was the youngest of eight siblings. Emaline was a resident of Chattanooga, TN, and a longtime member of City Church of Chattanooga, were she faithfully served and worshiped for thirty years. She retired from US Xpress after thirty years of IT service. Those who knew Emaline, knew she lived an active lifestyle. You could find her on the tennis courts, leading a small group at the bowling alley, at Red Hat Society Luncheons, volunteering at City Church, leading bingo at the nursing home, traveling, and the list goes on and on. She possessed a contagious smile and an entertaining sense of humor. Emaline possessed joy, and to those who were lucky enough to know her, she will never be forgotten.

Emaline was preceded in death by her brothers, Arthur Jr., J.W., Ludy and Johnny Gilliam, and sisters Charlotte Gilliam Thurman and Judy Gilliam Fugate.

Emaline is survived by her two sons, Lance (Stacy) Nunley of Soddy Daisy, TN, and Kerry (Robin) Nunley of Chattanooga, TN; her sons father, Nick Nunley of Dayton, TN; her seven grandchildren: Sierra, Caleb, Alex, Isaac, Tyler, Grace and Reagan Nunley; her great-granddaughter, McKynzi Tisdale; her siblings Betty (Lawerence) Brady, and Jennie (James Lowell) Garrison, both of Grandview; and her best friend and sister in Christ, Nina Meeks.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at the East Brainerd Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 6:00 p.m. officiated by Dr. Mike Chapman and Pastor Shannon Chapman.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation to World Vision, or Compassion International.

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 www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.

  • FAMILIA

  • Lance (Stacy) Nunley, Son
  • Kerry (Robin) Nunley, Son
  • Nick Nunley, Her Sons' Father
  • Sierra, Caleb, Alex, Isaac, Tyler, Grace & Reagan Nunley, Grandchildren
  • McKynzi Tisdale, Great Granddaughter
  • Betty (Lawrence) Brady, Sister
  • Jennie (James Lowell) Garrison, Sister
  • Nina Meeks, Best Friend
  • Della Mae & Arthur James Gilliam, Sr., Parents (deceased)
  • Arthur J. Gilliam, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Johnny Gilliam, Brother (deceased)
  • Ludy Gilliam, Brother
  • J. W. Gilliam, Brother (deceased)
  • Charlotte Gilliam Thurman, Sister (deceased)
  • Judy Gilliam Fugate, Sister (deceased)

Servicios

  • Visitation miércoles, 24 abril , 2019
  • Celebration of Life miércoles, 24 abril , 2019

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Nancy Fox

24 abril , 2019

I always enjoyed seeing Emaline on the tennis court. I knew it would be a fun game and we would have some laughs. She was a fine person and may God Rest her soul.

Sue St James

24 abril , 2019

Emaline and I were friends at First-Centenary United Methodist Church PCS (Positive Christian Singles) Group. We played tennis together. She was always such a joy to be around. I last saw her in September 2018 at the 40th Reunion of PCS. She was smiling then and I heard no complaints from her. What a great friend. Grace and peace to all who knew her.

Rosemary Carson

24 abril , 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Emaline's passing. I played tennis with her in the seniors' league and thought I would have more years to share a court with her. She never complained. Always had a smile. She will be missed by her friends in the Chattanooga Tennis Association.

Vicki Fugate Edwards

24 abril , 2019

Emailine and I grew up together and were always together and into mischief. I have so many good memories of her and I going to church together, swimming, spending the night and just cruising in her moms car around the Double-Q. Lance was born a few days before my Tammy and she brought you to my moms when you were just a few days old. We sat in the front porch swing and held you and Tammy and made big plans for the future. We lost touch for several years but reconnected a few years ago and worked together on our class reunion meetings. She was one of a kind. Always smiling, laughing and loving life. The Class of “68” just lost a loving, caring, intelligent friend and we will miss her smiling face at our meetings. I will miss her energy, wittiness and joyful laugh. I am so glad I went by to see her on Friday to tell her I loved her. I don’t think she knew I was there but I really needed to let her know how much she meant to me. I know she’s at peace now and home with her other family love ones. You will truly be missed.

Sharon Brown

23 abril , 2019

My deepest sympathy to Lance and Kerry and their families at this time. A loss of a parent is very hard, but there will be a grand reunion in heaven someday.

Emaline will be missed greatly. She and I were very close friends in high school, and I will always cherish our time together. She was always laughing and was a joy to be around.

May God comfort the family at this time.

Sharon Brown

Karen Burkett

22 abril , 2019

I have many happy memories of Emaline through the years. When my parents were still living, she came to visit them countless times, always smiling, always such a blessing. And then for years she and I did Bingo for the residents at an assisted living facility. She was a great "caller" and, again, always such a blessing to the residents--and to me. She and my husband, Gene, were great buddies and I know they are singing and laughing and praising God together now. Kicking up their heels!

Pat Stewart

22 abril , 2019

Mark & I offer our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. In time, fond memories will eventually replace the overwhelming grief you & your family are feeling now. May the peace & comfort that only God can provide carry you through this time.

Beverly Sweeton

22 abril , 2019

We will always remember Emaline for her capacity to enjoy life, her laugh, the twinkle in her eyes and fun to be around.
Nick, Lance, Kerry and your families, you are in our hearts and prayers.

O Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen.

With Love,
Beverly, Danville in Spirit, and Family.

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Biografía

Mary Emaline Gilliam Nunley, 69, returned to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 20, 2019, after a valiant battle with cancer. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, and friends, carried her through two years of clinical trials. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her cancer journey and ultimately gave her peace. She knew whose she was, and where she was going.

Emaline was born on March 1, 1950, in Spring City, TN, to the late Arthur James and Della Mae Garner Gilliam Sr., and was the youngest of eight siblings. Emaline was a resident of Chattanooga, TN, and a longtime member of City Church of Chattanooga, were she faithfully served and worshiped for thirty years. She retired from US Xpress after thirty years of IT service.

Those who knew Emaline, knew she lived an active lifestyle. You could find her on the tennis courts, leading a small group at the bowling alley, at Red Hat Society Luncheons, volunteering at City Church, leading bingo at the nursing home, traveling, and the list goes on and on. She possessed a contagious smile and an entertaining sense of humor. Emaline possessed joy, and to those who were lucky enough to know her, she will never be forgotten.

Emaline was preceded in death by her brothers, Arthur Jr., J.W., Judy and Johnny Gilliam, and sisters Charlotte Gilliam Thurman and Judy Gilliam Fugate.

Emaline is survived by her two sons, Lance (Stacy) Nunley of Soddy Daisy, TN, and Kerry (Robin) Nunley of Chattanooga, TN; her sons father, Nick Nunley of Dayton, TN; her seven grandchildren: Sierra, Caleb, Alex, Isaac, Tyler, Grace and Reagan Nunley; her great-granddaughter, McKynzi Tisdale; her siblings Betty (Lawerence) Brady, and Jennie (James Lowell) Garrison, both of Grandview; and her best friend and sister in Christ, Nina Meeks.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at the East Brainerd Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 6:00 p.m. officiated by Dr. Mike Chapman and Pastor Shannon Chapman.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation to World Vision, or Compassion International.

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 www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.