Novella C. Matthews, 91 of East Ridge, TN passed away Thursday, November 12th, 2020 in her home.
Novella was born in Mentone, AL and graduated from Moon Lake School. After high school she moved to the Chattanooga area and worked for 3M Company for 40 years until retirement. Novella was of the Baptist faith and was a dedicated member of Spring Creek Baptist Road Church for 50 years. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, always keeping her Friday hair appointment, and above all else, loved having all five generations of kids around.
Novella was preceded in death by her husband, William Matthews; parents, Calvin and Mary Crabtree; brother, Burless and Linden Crabtree; and grandson, William Matthew Pryor.
Survivors include her daughters: Sheilah (David) Baxter, Bitsy (Ron) Renegar, Kathy Pryor, and Beth (Reed) Morgan; grandchildren: Carrie (Mike) Hall, Angel (Michael) Buckner, Mike (Sharon) Renegar, Scott (Margarita) Renegar, Brandon Morgan, and Ellie (Tad) Whitaker; seven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; brother, Windford Crabtree; sisters: Gertie Locke, Edith York, Rachel (Gene) Dietz; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held, Monday, November 16th, 2020 at 2pm in the South Crest Chapel with Harold McClure officiating. A private interment will be held in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Creek Road Baptist Church at 1312 Spring Creek Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412.
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The family will receive friends on Monday from 12pm until the funeral hour in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.
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