OBITUARY

Ava Lee Coursey Connelly

April 18, 1942September 8, 2021
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Ava Lee Coursey Connelly, age 79, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 and entered into the Kingdom of God.

Ava Lee was born in Manchester, Tennessee. She was a member of the Rainbow Girls Eastern Star Chapter and graduated from Miami Edison High School. Ava lived on a dairy farm in Decherd, Tennessee, was a longtime resident of Miami, Florida before moving to the Hixson area with her family in 1967. Ava worked within the Registration Department for many years until her retirement from CHI Memorial Hospital. Ava was a dedicated Christian who loved The Lord, was a longtime member with Dallas Bay Baptist Church and recently attended Soddy Daisy First Baptist Church. Ava loved and cherished her husband, daughter, grandchildren and her extended family. She enjoyed traveling, camping, and planting flowers in her garden. Ava was an exceptional cook and always enjoyed cooking for family and friends throughout the years. She especially loved spending time shopping with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leland S. Coursey, Jr. and Annie Lee Ellis Coursey.

Ava is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Ronald Connelly; daughter Paige Julianne (Eric) Lyman; grandchildren, Hayden James, Julianna Grace and Annaliese Claire Lyman; brothers, Steve Coursey and Herb (Debra) Coursey, nephew, Billy Coursey; several cousins and friends.

We respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks, and all CDC measures be followed at the funeral home, church, and cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 7 pm on Sunday, September 19, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Ava’s life will be held at 1 pm on Monday, at Soddy Daisy First Baptist Church, 10185 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379 with Dr. David McNabb and Sam McNabb officiating.

Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Steve Coursey, Herb Coursey, Billy Coursey, Eric Lyman, Jim LeVan, and Kenny Ray Cookston serving as pallbearers and a Trinity Dove Release.

  • FAMILY

  • Ronald Connelly, husband of 49 years
  • Paige Julianne Lyman (Eric), daughter
  • Hayden James, Julianna Grace, and Annaliese Claire Lyman, grandchildren
  • Steve Coursey, brother
  • Herb Coursey (Debra), brother
  • Billy Coursey, nephew
  • Leland S. Coursey, Jr. and Annie Lee Ellis Coursey, parents (deceased)
  • She is also survived by several cousins and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steve Coursey, Pallbearer
  • Herb Coursey, Pallbearer
  • Billy Coursey, Pallbearer
  • Eric Lyman, Pallbearer
  • Jim LeVan, Pallbearer
  • Kenny Ray Cookston, Pallbearer

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • A Visitation

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

  • A Celebration of Ava's Life

    Monday, September 20, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • A Burial

Memories

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Gail Reinert

September 19, 2021

My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Ron,Paige, Eric and children and family in the loss of Ava, I worked with Ava quite a few years at Memorial Hixson , she was a jewel ,she had the most caring and kind heart, a wonderful person to be associated with and work with. I felt blessed to have worked with and to have known Ava.
May God put his loving arms around each of you and may you feel God's comfort and love. Rest in Peace Ms. Ava
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Gail Reinert

Hazel Proffitt

September 18, 2021

So sorry to hear of Ava ‘s passing. I worked with Ava at the hospital. She was a sweet lady. She was always willing to help in anyway she could. She will greatly be missed . Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Hazel Proffitt Memorial Hixson

Cynthia Julian

September 17, 2021

Always remember the great times we all had together. Ava was a wonderful person and so much fun to be around. She was a blessing to many! I will miss her alot, but she's in a better place and some day we will all be together again!! Love and prayers to all her family and friends!!!

Jackie Staton

September 17, 2021

Rest in peace, Dear Ava. You will be greatly missed.
Always remember you cutting up and telling funny stories with Aunt Ann and making everyone laugh.
Give Aunt Ann a big hug for me.

Love
Jackie

Stacey Scott

September 16, 2021

Mrs. Ava was one of the most loved Moms in my life . She was always a bright smile and so angelic to me. She loved watching us all clog. Heaven gained a wonderful lady. Prayers for her wonderful loving family. Stacey Sylar Scott and family

Judy Morrison

September 16, 2021

I was so sadden to hear of Ava's passing. She had a beautiful smile. My prayers and thoughts go to Ron, Paige, Steve, and Herbie. I know Ava will be missed.

Kenny Cookston

September 16, 2021

My thoughts and prayers for Ron and Paige. I will remember all of the memories over the years. Ava will be greatly missed.

Patricia Barberee

September 14, 2021

So sorry. I worked with Ava many years at Memorial Hospital Hixson. She was such a kind and sweet person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Mary Howell

September 13, 2021

So sorry to hear this news. I worked with Ava for many years at Memorial Hospital. She was always so very sweet and caring toward everyone. Prayers for the family in dealing with her passing.

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