Dorothy Masengil, 87, of Chattanooga, died on May 3, 2012.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was above all a devoted Christian throughout her life. She was a member of East Brainerd Baptist Church. She was active there in Sunshine Club, WMU and working with little children.
She was born in Meigs County on Sept. 2, 1924. She was raised in Meigs County and East Chattanooga. She graduated from Chattanooga Central High in 1942. She married James T. (Ted) Masengil January 12, 1946. They raised three children, John, Glenda and Wilburn. She put her family first and was always there to lend a helping hand to "the kids".
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Florence Coffman, brother Wayne Coffman, and her beloved husband of 59 years, Ted Masengil.
She is survived by her sister, Agnes (Bob) Blevins of Irving, Tex.; sons, John (Mary Jo) Masengil of Harrison, and Wilburn (Conli) Masengil of Chattanooga; daughter, Glenda (Steve) Ale of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Christi (Danny) Davis of Signal Mountain, Sara (Ben) Knox of Ooltewah, Robyn (Michael) Baker of Fayetteville, N.C., Ian Ale, Jared Masengil, and Melissa Masengil of Chattanooga; great-grandchildren, Hunter Davis, Jackson Davis and Christian Davis all of Signal Mountain and Aubrey Knox of Ooltewah, and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express a special thanks to the caregivers at The Lantern at Morning Pointe and Hospice of Chattanooga for their devoted care of Dorothy and her family.
Any memorials gifts can be made in honor of Dorothy to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 5, from 4-7 p.m., and Sunday, May 6, from 1-3 p.m. at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home at 404 S. Moore Road.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at Chattanooga Funeral Home East Chapel with Bill Spencer, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Gardens East.
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