Betty Ann Gant Heffington, 70, Chattanooga, died on Monday, May 14, 2012.
She was a member of Red Bank Church of Christ where she was involved in the benevolent program. Betty had worked at Quality Tire Center and for Dr. Don Reynolds.
She was an advocate for children, safety and community having served on many committees including being a longtime member of area school PTAs , Hamilton County Council PTA, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and the Traffic Safety Council. Also, she was a member of the Red Bank Chamber of Commerce and served on the Red Bank Jubilee Committee.
Betty “Grammy” was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece and cousin. She was a wonderful example of a Godly woman and made an impact on everyone with whom she crossed paths. We know the angels rejoice with her arrival in heaven.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Z. C. Gant; grandmother, Annie King Wicks; and brother-in-law, Jimmy Heffington.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Heffington; children, Alisha (Tom) Smith and Lori (Richard) Gough; mother-in-law, Helen Heffington; grandchildren: Amanda DeMary (Chris) Songer, Ashley DeMary, Hannah Smith, Reaghan Gough and Lindsay Gough; great-granddaughter, Krisily Lena Songer; brothers: Winston (Faye) Gant and Danny (Ellen) Gant; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Gene and Katherine Heffington, Jerry Heffington; many aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins that were very dear to her heart.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the CVICU and CCU at Memorial Hospital and a special thank you to Dr. Ballerio and nurse, Kristy.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at Red Bank Church of Christ with Minister Steve Lusk and Minister Tommy Stone officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, and 1-3 p.m. on Thursday at Red Bank Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Red Bank Church of Christ Inner City or Hispanic Ministries or the Epilepsy Foundation.
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