Eleanore Ruth Coffee

November 16, 1942September 3, 2020

Eleanor Lewis Coffee, 77, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 3, 2020 with her husband by her side. Eleanor was born in Ooltewah, TN on November 16, 1942. She graduated Ooltewah High School in 1961. She worked at Tennessee Valley Authority for 26 years and retired as Budget Officer in 1996. Eleanor was a loving wife, mother, and friend to many. She enjoyed photography, travel and reading. As an amateur photographer, she won the Tennessee State Photography Championship.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Hazel Lewis, sister, Glenda Foy, and her brothers, David and Eddie Lewis.

Eleanor is survived by her loving husband, Jimmy; a son and daughter-in-law Bryan and Sonja Coffee; and a daughter Sherri Coffee, and a brother and his wife Robert and Jeannette Lewis.

A private family service will be held in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor Wayland Stewart officiating.

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In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412.

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    Wednesday, September 9, 2020



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Gail Kirk

September 10, 2020

Jimmy, I am so sorry to hear about your wife. I personally understand some what you are going through. I have lost my mother & sister in the last 4 weeks. May the Lord keep you in his care. I still love you and cherish our friendship over the years. - Gail Kirk

Jeff Spivey

September 9, 2020

Ms Coffee was very gracious to me while growing up as a neighbor and good friends with Bryan and Sherri.

God Bless your family and I pray that God will garner the heart of Mr Jimmy Coffee with the peace that comes from loving his wife and family through the years.

Your Neighbor,
Jeff Spivey

jack Case

September 7, 2020

Jimmy, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I have not seen you since you retired, but think of you often. Please know I will be praying for you and your family. Jack Case, Retired EPB

Nadine Freeman

September 7, 2020

Jimmy, My thoughts & prayers are with you & you family at this difficult time, I have many fond memories of you & Eleanor. God bless you all.

Jane Foy

September 7, 2020

Eleanor was always so kind to me. When Don & I were dating, she let us stay at her house as we were heading to Atlanta to watch a Braves game. She was a gracious hostess. I’ll never forget the Christmas at her house when the table centerpiece caught on fire from a candle burning too low! We had a good laugh about that & she was a good sport.

She loved & was good to my girls. They loved her, too. It was fun for them when Grandma & Aunt Eleanor did things with them together! I loved her dearly. She will be greatly miss.


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