Bessie L. Conry

June 22, 1932May 6, 2019

Bessie L. Conry, 86, of Chattanooga, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, May 6, 2019.

She was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church for over 30 years and she was also a part of the Sunshine Sunday School Class.

Bessie was a past employee of Buster Brown and later worked at Olan Mills. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace Long Sr. and Nannie M. Long, grandchildren, Amanda, Kristal and Erik Conry, Brothers, A.J., Reno, Vernon and Bill Long and sister, Ella Mae McFarland.

Survivors include her loving husband of 68 years, Mike E. Conry Jr., children, Michael (Kathie) Conry, Mark (Lynn) Conry and Mary (Eddie) Wilson, grandchildren, Brandon and Angela Conry and Patrick Wilson, great-grandson, Benjamin Yates, sister, Dorace Harper, brother, Horace Long Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:30 pm in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Walliser and Rev. Mark Randolph officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson, TN.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at or to Silverdale Baptist Church- Prime Timers, 7236 Bonny Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37421.

Please share your thoughts and memories at:

Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, May 9, 2019


Bessie L. Conry

have a memory or condolence to add?

Belinda Davis Steinmetz

May 9, 2019

Mike, Michael, Mark, Mary & Families,

So sadden by the loss of such a Special Lady. I will forever cherish the memories of her kindness, sweet spirit and her and our Family’s love of time spent around TN Walking Horses! 54 years of treasured memories for me.

Wishing you all Peace to bring Comfort, Courage to face the days ahead, and Loving memories to Forever hold in your Hearts! ❤️, Love you all, Belinda and Family.

Linda Grant

May 8, 2019

It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Bessie, but I know she is all well and safe in her heavenly home. I will always cherish the memories of Bessie and her lovely family. My deepest sympathy and love to Mike, Michael, Mark, Mary and families. Love, Linda Bacon Grant

Gary Pangle

May 8, 2019

Childhood remembrances are filled with the memories of the Conry Family. Thoughts, prayers and sympathies go out to Mr. Conry, Mike, Mark, Mary and the entire family.

Lots of love sent your way.

Jeff Eaves

May 8, 2019

Prayers are with you in this difficult time She is enjoying heaven where there is no more sickness or death