OBITUARY

Lyda Jean Bostick

February 16, 1927November 30, 2019

BOSTICK, Lyda Jean went to be with her Savior on Nov. 30, 2019. She was born on Feb 16, 1927 near Boaz, AL to the late R. Clyde and Conola Elrod Smith of Sunnyside Farm, a dairy. The oldest of four children, she was an excellent seamstress, she was a delegate for the state of Alabama at the National 4H Congress in Chicago, IL in 1945. Valedictorian of Sardis High, she excelled at academic studies. She earned an Associates with honors at Snead Community College and graduated from Auburn with a degree in textiles. She married her Auburn sweetheart, Shelley McDonald Bostick, in April 1949. They moved to Chattanooga in 1957. She and her husband were committed to Brainerd Baptist Church and deeply involved in the children’s ministry. A dedicated teacher, she taught home economics and science in the Chattanooga city schools. Upon retirement, she served as hostess with Hamilton County Retired Teachers Association for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelley M. Bostick; son, Gene McDonald Bostick; brother, Robert C Smith, Jr.; and sister, Martha Ann Smith. She is survived by her sister, Glenda Sue Smith, and her children: Clyde Bostick, John David Bostick (Katrina Koo), Connie Cox (Casper), and Rebecca Suzanne Bostick. Her grandchildren are Geoffrey and Benjamin Bostick, Joie de Bostock; Lauren Bostick; Cobalt (Hope), Cerulean, and Cyan Cox. Her precious great-grandchildren are Rebekah, Hannah, Olivia, and Sophia Bostick. She had many nieces and nephews.

A service celebrating her life will be held at Brainerd Baptist Church on Friday Dec 13 at 11 am with a graveside service following at Hillcrest Cemetery at 2 pm (CT) in Boaz, AL. Visitation will be held on Thursday Dec 12 from 4-7 pm at Chattanooga Funeral Home East.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, Chattanooga Campus or your preferred charity.

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

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com

Services

12 December

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel

404 South Moore Road
East Ridge, TN 37412

13 December

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brainerd Baptist Church

300 Brookfield Ave
Chattanooga,, TN 37411

13 December

Committal Service

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hillcrest Cemetery

714 Snellgrove Avenue
Boaz, AL 35957

Memories

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Connie Cox

December 9, 2019

Creative and resourceful, through her gift of service she enriched the lives of those she touched.

Pat Pope

December 6, 2019

Lyda was my pen pal for 20 years. I will miss her wit, intelligence, and friendship.

Jim & Judy Morgan

December 6, 2019

Our sincere sympathy. Lyda was a lovely lady.

FROM THE FAMILY

Lunchtime break from aquarium visit 2018

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Grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, Bostick family portrait, early 70's

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Mom and Dad 1970s

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Grandmother and Geoffrey

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Connie, Mom and Dad

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Mother with grandchild

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Relaxing at home

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Lunchtime break from aquarium visit 2018

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Grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, Bostick family portrait, early 70's

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Mom and Dad 1970s

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Grandmother and Geoffrey

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Connie, Mom and Dad

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Mother with grandchild

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Relaxing at home

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Christmas 70's

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Mom and Dad 1940s

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Connie, Mom, and Cyan