Virginia Woody Pierce

October 8, 1926February 17, 2020

Virginia Woody Pierce, 93, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 17, 2020. She was of the Baptist Faith and the daughter of the late Oliver and Minnie Woody. She loved religious music, reading, flowers and writing, but most of all she loved her family dearly. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Clinton Edward Palmer Sr. and J.C. Pierce, sons, Lt Col. Clinton Edward Palmer Jr., Dennis James Palmer and 5 siblings Virginia is survived by her son, Kenny (Shani) Palmer, sister-in-law, Kathy Palmer, grandchildren, Christopher (George) Palmer, Lindsey (Jason) Barnette, great-grandchildren, Aimee Barnette, Nathan Barnette. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, February 23, 2020 in the funeral home chapel. Family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until time of service Sunday at the funeral home. Please share your memories of Virginia with the family at Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, February 23, 2020


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Patricia Bell

February 21, 2020

Virginia was my mother-in-law for 19 years, but treated me like her own daughter as long as I have known her. I have never known such kindness and unconditional love from another. She was always there for Dennis and me. An angel indeed here on earth. I will miss her here, but I know she is still with Kenny, Shanie, Chris, and me in spirit.

Debbie Hedden

February 19, 2020

Mrs. Virginia was such a sweet, kind generous person that was a Hugh presents in her family . My daughter and I loved hearing stories about the her children, whom she was so proud of . She will truly be missed . Heaven has welcomed a beautiful angel , MRs. Virginia. RIP🙏

Karen Ward

February 19, 2020

Oh VA, I know you will be missed. Tell our sweet Cliff that we miss him and now he can give you all the pink slips he wants. Give Mr. Martin a hug too!

Kenneth Palmer

February 19, 2020

I know you're in Heaven because that's where angels belong.
I love you mother

Shani Palmer

February 19, 2020

My beloved Virginia Mom, you were our sunshine, support system, and best friend every day of our lives. You never failed to inspire us, encourage us, defend us, and love us. You worked so hard, retiring from two companies, not just one. You sacrificed so much for your family. You loved your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with all your heart and soul and knew well the heavenly home you would arrive at someday. You will live on forever in our hearts, though each day that comes will be heartbreaking without you. God rest your precious soul. Kenny and I will miss you terribly.