Deanie McKenzie Hateley, 80, of Chattanooga, died after a long illness on Thursday, June 30, 2016, with her loving family by her side.
She was employed for 18 years with Barry of Chattanooga and afterwards with Frost Cutlery. Deanie was a lifetime member of Morris Hill Baptist Church and graduated from Tyner High School. She loved her family, family gatherings, Christmas time with her grandchildren and loved traveling.
Her four daughters and grandchildren can’t express their love, appreciation and respect they have for you. You will be greatly missed by your family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who was the love of her life, Ernest (Leon) Hateley; Infant son, Eric Leon Hateley and her parents, Thomas Edwin McKenzie and Willie Caler McKenzie.
She is survived by her daughters, Vicki Hateley, Tami Blake, Leigh (Bruce) Phillips, and Tracey (Chris) Covington, Seven grandchildren; Amber Hateley, Lyndsie and Lacie Blake, Joshua and Jake Phillips, Garren and Karys Covington, three great-grandchildren; Dalton, Luke, and Jasper Ramsey; sisters, Daphne McElhaney and Inez Jackson; brother, Billy Ralph McKenzie and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, and from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Royce Powell officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Her family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Amedysis Home Health and Hospice for all their loving care and support during Deanie’s illness. We would like to say a special thanks to her caregivers, Irene McGuire, Amy Winkler, Kayla Davis and Dustee Pucillo.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.