OBITUARY

Shige U "Katy" Lindsey

January 16, 1929April 29, 2021
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Shige U. “Katy” Lindsey, Born January 16th, 1929, Welcomed into her Father’s arms April 29, 2021. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Survived by: Loving husband of 63 years, Charles “Chuck” Lindsey of East Ridge, TN; Oldest son, Anthony “Tony” R. Lindsey and wife, Janet “Jan” Lindsey of Calhoun, GA; Middle son, Timothy “Tim” J. Lindsey of East Ridge, TN; Youngest son, Wendell Thomas “Tommy” Lindsey of Huntsville, AL; Grandchildren, Brittany D. Lindsey of Blue Ridge, GA, Taylor “Tate” Kiyo Lindsey of Lakeview, GA, and Thayer “Buddy” D. Lindsey of Huntsville, AL; Great grandchild Zoey R. Lindsey of Lakeview, GA. Katy was born in Tokyo, Japan January 16th, 1929. She worked with the U.S. Air Force at the Yokota Airbase in Fussa, Japan, where she met and married Chuck in 1958. Katy moved to America in 1960 to Chattanooga, TN, where she and Chuck started their family. She began work at Olan Mills as a manager in 1960 and worked there for 12 years. Katy was proud to become an American citizen in 1967. In 1970, Katy was saved, becoming a Christian at Temple Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member until passing. In 1972, Katy began working for U.S. Pipe where she served as an accounting clerk for 22 years until she retired in 1994. Some of her hobbies included: cooking, sewing, and gardening.

The most important thing in her life was her family and her faith in Jesus Christ. She excelled at being a loving wife and mother. Katy was a servant to others and deeply touched every person who crossed her path. She spent her life always giving to others. She will be greatly missed by her family, both here and in Japan. She will always live in our hearts and memories.

Special thank you to Hospice of Chattanooga, especially Peyton Arnold. Peyton has been an angel to the Lindsey family and we cannot express our gratitude to her for all she did and her continuous support. Also, a special thank you to Autumn Hubbs for coming and helping us through this difficult time.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 5th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Chattanooga Funeral Home East Chapel, 404 Moore Rd. The funeral service will be in the funeral home chapel at 12:00 pm with interment at Chattanooga National Cemetery. For those unable to personally attend the service, please go to www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com. and join us on Facebook Live.

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.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Vernon Lee, Active Pallbearer
  • Buddy Lindsey, Active Pallbearer
  • Stan Teems, Active Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Row, Active Pallbearer
  • Jerry Overby, Active Pallbearer
  • Nick Sun, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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SONNY SHEPHERD

May 5, 2021

KATHY WAS A VERY LOVING PERSON THAT THE SHEPHERD FAMILY LOVED DEARLY. HER FRIED RICE WAS ALWAYS THE FIRST DISH TO GO AT ALL THE HOME COMINGS. HEAVEN HAS GAINED ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SOUL AND SHE WILL BE MISSED GREATLY BY ALL.

Don and Teena Hill

May 2, 2021

Chuck, Tommy,Timmy, and Toni,
Katy was a beautiful lady inside and out. She touched our lives in a special way. She was the most loving, giving person I know. What a blessing to our family. She taught me how to make Won Ton Soup and was always bringing us vegetables from her garden. I love talking to her because she always cared about others. She will be very missed, but we will see her again one day soon.

Always in our hearts.

Don and Teena Hill

Tammy Miller

May 2, 2021

My deepest heartfelt sympathies to the family in the loss of Mrs. Lindsey. I had not known Mrs. Lindsey personally, I went to grade school with the 3 "T" boys, mostly with Tommy. I saw and caught up w/Tim quite a few years ago. If my memory serves me right - we, as kids, traveled to Temple Baptist Church on a bus driven by Mr. Lindsey, and occasionally, sweets were provided by Mrs. Lindsey.

Rayburn Hall

May 2, 2021

Mary and I met Chuck and Katie when we moved here to Eastridge almost 17 years ago. Chuck was an old cotton farmer from Fyfe Alabama and I was an old cotton picker down the road from him in Pisgah, Alabama. We hit it off real quick. Mary and I went to their 50th wedding anniversary.
Ever since I’ve lived here Katie has been full of energy always out in the yard doing something with her flowers or working in her garden. She was always doing something or giving me and Mary something. In the summer time either she or Chuck were always bringing us vegetables just about every day.
Katie loved and thought the world of Mary and Mary did her. While Mary was suffering from cancer, Chuck and Katie did everything, they could to show their support and love for us. Sometimes I would look out the window and I would see Chuck or Katie carrying our garbage can to the road or back to the house. Katie found out I loved pinto beans and cornbread and after Mary passed away, she would bring me some every so often.
I described Katie to my friends like this. In this world we live in, Katie is a beautiful flower growing in the middle of weeds and thorns.

Bob & Mary McCoy

May 1, 2021

Chuck, Tony, Tim & Tommy,
We love Chuck and Katy and all the family. We have been friends ever since you all joined Temple Baptist (50+/- years). I loved hearing Katy talk about her family in Japan; she had so many stories to tell. She was always so beautiful, kind and caring, and loved sharing what she grew in her garden or baked (the best fried pies in the world). The last time we shared a meal together was February 2019 in Pigeon Forge, TN at the Apple Barn after the Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee was over. What a blessing Chuck and Katy have been to Bob and I. You all will always hold a very special place in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Bob & Mary Jo McCoy

Susan Price

May 1, 2021

Ms Katy was a very special lady who loved to cook. She loved sharing her recipes and her heritage. I could listen to her stories forever. She will be greatly missed. Our hearts go out to Mr Chuck and the family.

MINEKO TAKAHASHI

May 1, 2021

Dear Chuck-san

I am deeply shocked to hear of Shige-chan’s sudden passing.

If I was fine even if I was far away,I could talk on the phone.I’m sorry ,I couldn’t talk to her at the end.

She was the youngest aunt among my maternal brothers&sisters.All uncles and aunts have passed away.

I have been loved by Shige-chan since I was little.I had her take me to various places,She made clothes for me, and bought me shoes and bags.

She always cared about her family in Japan.
I’m full of gratitude to her.

I can imagine the sadness you must be feeling.
I think your sons will be close to you and support you.
Please remember that you are not alone.
We are here for you.

I would like to say this word “arigatou” to shige-chan from the bottom of my heart.

May she rest in peace.

Sincerely,

Apr.30 2021
Mineko Takahashi

Rene Smith

April 30, 2021

Katy was always a very funny and friendly person to be around. I'm sure she will be missed by lots of family and friends. We always enjoyed all the tomatoe and cucumber sandwiches, rice balls and apple fritters she sent to us at work. I pray God will provide peace for Chuck and all their family.

Mike & Joy Wooden

April 30, 2021

Ms Katy was always so sweet to us she would tell me a story and then would just laugh herself we will surely miss her and her big smile thank you Ms Katy for being so sweet to our grandkids Emma & Ethan they are of Asian decent and she would give them a dollar every time she seen them prayers for Mr Chuck and the rest of the family we love you Ms Katy and Mr Chuck

Dan Clark

April 30, 2021

Chuck and boys,
We are very sorry to hear of Katy's passing, but we know she is having a blast in her new home. We were just talking a few days ago about her showing the waiter how to properly serve Peking Duck at Formosa (and David's introduction to "butterscotch").

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