Hazel Boggs Burns

November 17, 1925June 20, 2013

Hazel Ruth Boggs Burns, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at home surrounded by her family. Hazel was born on November 17, 1925 to the late Lee and Gertie Boggs.

She was a faithful member of Ridgedale Church of Christ. She spent much of her time caring for others in their time of need, putting their needs ahead of her own. She also enjoyed a special fellowship with her quilting group at church.

Hazel helped established the Siskin Memorial Foundation Dental Clinic where she spent over 40 years caring for the needs of the handicapped children in the community.

She was active with the Associated Women of Boyd-Buchanan School for many years and a supporter of the school.

Hazel is survived by her daughter, Nancy Burns of Chattanooga; son, Tim (Jami) Burns of Ringgold, and beloved granddaughter, Emily Grace Burns of Ringgold; sister Cordia (Paul) Phillips of Chattanooga; sister-in-law Janice (Bob) Kennedy of Ringgold; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Joseph C. Burns; three brothers, Coland, Ralph and Louis Boggs; four sister, Rose Belle Ramey, Grace Broyles, Edythe Tennyson, and Lucille Kyle.

A special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga, nurse Sarah; dear friends, Maude Hambright, Georgia Anna and Melvin Stewart; and members of Ridgedale Church of Christ for their love and support to Hazel and her family.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM on Monday at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the funeral home with Minister Ken Willis officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Hospice of Chattanooga, Martin Boyd Christian Home, Ridgedale Church of Christ, or the charitable cause of your choice.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist. 404 South Moore Road.


  • Visitation Monday, June 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Eddie Cates

June 25, 2013

Tim I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. It is a hard thing
to go through but with our Lord Juses Christ he makes our loss of a Loved
one better just knowing they are in peace and comfort with our Lord Juses
Christ in Heaven.My Heart goes out to you and your Family you are in my
prayers. God Bless , Eddie

Chuck Clevenger

June 24, 2013

Nancy & Tim:

Sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother. My wife told me a story about your mother recently I would like to share with you.

My wife was picking up a few things from the Bread Basket in East Brainerd. It was raining and your mom was there for some reason. She saw a Boyd-Buchanan plate on our car and asked Jody about the school and our kids. Jody told your mom her name and she immediately knew she was married to me and talked about each of you.

As Jody was leaving your mom held the door and then Jody had to go back in since she had left her phone on the counter. Your mom again held the door and Jody said thank you again but she didn't have to keep doing that especially in the rain and asked if she could help her to her car? The ladies behind the counter said, this is what she does. She lives to serve!

That made an impression on Jody and she called me right then.

This world needs more people like your mom...People that live to serve.

Love you, Patty

June 24, 2013

Thinking of you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

Scarlet Farr

June 24, 2013

So very sad to know Hazel is no longer with us. I remember fondly the times we worked together at Siskin Hospital. She had such a great spirit and wonderful sense of humor!