OBITUARY

Myra Averett Wilson

November 29, 1939August 3, 2012

Myra Averett Wilson won her battle with cancer and went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on August 3, 2012.

Myra lived a rich, fulfilled, and joyous life, beginning with her birth on November 29, 1939 in Dale County, Alabama, to parents Fred and Euna Byrd Averett. The third of four children (and the only daughter), she grew up on the family farm, attending church and school in Enterprise, AL.

After graduating high school she worked at the Ft. Rucker Exchange until she married her lifelong love, Homer Coleman Wilson, on February 7, 1959; they were baptized together three months later, on May 9, and have continued as faithful, devoted believers and church members ever since, including Chattanooga Primitive Baptist Church since 1972.

Myra and Homer began their family in Dothan, AL, and also lived in Tallahassee, FL, Tampa, FL, Enterprise, AL, and Chattanooga, TN. In addition to devoting her energies to her family and church, she worked as a teachers' aide, in retail sales, and with her husband's construction firm.

When Homer suffered a life-threatening fall in 1996, Myra stood loyally by his side to nurse him back to health. When she was first diagnosed with her illness in 2002, he was able to do the same for her. They worked so well and so closely together in all things that it was said they functioned like a doctor and a nurse.

Her faith was strong, her bearing dignified, and she lived out her love to friends and family as a strong, caring, and serving matriarch with a wry smile and sense of humor. In the end she was blessed with a peaceful time of passing, and leaves behind her husband Homer; children Carmen (Jim) Peace, David (Kelly), and Zach; five grandchildren Emily Peace, Jake and Kevin Wilson, Andrew Peace and Luke Wilson; three brothers Elder Fred (Betty) Averett, CSM (Retired) Charles Don (Morine) Averett and James Wayne (Mickey) Averett; many other family members, and numerous friends. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 pm on Sunday and 10 to 11 am on Monday at the North Chapel. Services for Myra will be held at 11 am on Monday at the funeral home chapel with Elders Andrew Huffman and Joe Hildreth officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Jake and Kevin Wilson, Andrew Peace, Luke Wilson (Honorary), Seth Huffman, James Hindman and Kenny Mallette serving as pallbearers.

The family gratefully acknowledges the professional care provided by Dr. Larry Schlabach, Elizabeth Whitfield, R.N. and the other staff at University Oncology, and also the staff of Hospice of Chattanooga. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Chattanooga Primitive Baptist Church, 811 Runyan Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37405, or Hospice of Chattanooga, P. O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416, www.hospiceofchattanooga.org or Erlanger Breast Resource Center, 975 East Third Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 6, 2012

  • Funeral Services

    Monday, August 6, 2012

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Joe & Virginia Hildreth

August 14, 2012

Myra's example of dedication to God, church, and family have inspired us through the years. She was blessed to be a shining example of beautiful, Christian womanhood. manifesting her faith by her works. We were blessed to know her as a friend and sister in Christ.
Our love and prayers,
Joe & Virginia

Ila Stuart

August 8, 2012

Uncle Coleman & Family,
I am sorry to hear about Aunt Myra. She was a wonderful aunt and I will miss her dearly. I wish I could have been there. Sending my love and thoughts to you all!
Ila Marie

Debbie Wilson

August 7, 2012

Dear Uncle Coleman,
We are sorry to hear about the lost of Aunt Myra. Keith, Amanda, and I wish we could have been there to show our support. Aunt Myra was a very special lady, she was caring and loving. We will miss her dearly. Love and Prayers,
Debbie Wilson

Karla Benge

August 7, 2012

Aunt Myra has been such a special part of my life. Your entire family has always been near and dear to my heart even though we have been thousands of miles apart. You have been in my prayers daily through this struggle. I can only barely imagine your feelings of emptiness just now. Please know that you have many good friends and family here whose hearts are with you. She will continue to live through you in your thoughts and actions.
Love, Karla Crumpler Benge

Ralph Chalker

August 6, 2012

Homer and family,
We were so saddened to hear of Myra's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ralph & Liz Chalker, Dothan, AL

Priscilla Morgan

August 6, 2012

Carmen and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, my heart goes out to you, may God put his arms around you to comfort you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and Prayers , Priscilla Morgan

August 6, 2012

Homer, Carmen,Zach,David, My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Just remember one day you will see her again. Amen. God Bless you and enjoy the precious moments you shared with Myra . She will remain in your hearts forever.

James and Mary Waren Ringgold, Ga.

Cindy Nicholson

August 5, 2012

Beautiful story of what must have been a beautiful woman, wife, and mother. Praying for God to grant peace and comfort to all the family.

Rebecca Huffman

August 5, 2012

Keeping all of you close in heart and in prayers. What an amazing, caring, energetic, selfless, lovely Christian woman Myra has been! Tears flow here, but there, songs of praise!

Suellen Donaldson

August 5, 2012

So sorry to hear that Myra passed. She was a classmate with me throughout our school years. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you.

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