Bautista, Morenita "Morie" Bella

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Morenita Bautista
Morenita Bautista

Morenita "Morie" Bella Bautista, 78, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017, peacefully at her home.

She was born in Imus Cavite, Philippines on May 15, 1939 to the late Francisco and Aurelia Bella.  Morie graduated from Del Pilar Academy in Imus Cavite.  She has been a resident of Chattanooga for over 50 years.  

She is survived by her four children Joel Bautista (Cheryl) Chattanooga, Emelyn “Amy” Bautista-Dunavin, Signal Mtn., Manny Bautista (Helen), Sandy Springs, Ga., and Tee Bautista (Melanie) Signal Mtn.; 13 grandchildren, Cailyn Bautista, Memphis, Bailey, Anne Marie and Cruz Bautista, Chattanooga, Lauren Dunavin Callins (Jamison) Memphis, Augusta Dunavin Weaver (Nick) Oxford, Ms., Sydney Dunavin, Arlington, Va., Keely and Emma Dunavin, Chattanooga and their father, David Dunavin of Lake Junaluska, NC, Noah and Isabella Bautista, Sandy Springs, Ga., Olivia and Orie Bautista Signal Mtn; five great-grandchildren, Magnolia, Tallulah and Jamison Callins, Memphis, Ezra and Bessie Pearl Weaver, Oxford, Ms.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, in the funeral home chapel with Father Mike Nolan officiating. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens East. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Iglesia Ni Cristo Church in Madison, Al.

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Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Rd., East Ridge, Tn. 37412.

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