Walker, Christine Simmons

Hamilton County Teacher For 35 Years

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Christine Walker
Christine Walker

Christine Simmons Walker, a resident of Chattanooga, met the Lord peacefully on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, in her home. She was 63 years old. 

She was born to Joel Simmons, Sr., and Luecindy Broadway Simmons, on Dec. 28, 1953, in Rayville, La. She was the middle child of eight children. Christine’s family later moved to Monroe, La., where she attended and graduated from Wossman High School in 1971.

In 1975, Christine earned a bachelor’s degree from Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana Monroe) and began her teaching career in St. Joseph, La. In 1978 she married her devoted husband, Ernest L. Walker, III, and they moved to Chattanooga in 1979. From that union, their loving daughter, DeAnna Walker was born in 1991.

Christine continued her teaching career for the next 35 years with the Hamilton County School System. Over the years she taught many students, which included friends and family being some of her former students. Through teaching she made significant impacts in her students’ lives. She was very passionate in her teachings, and she made her students enjoy learning. In her free time she loved to take pictures and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her younger sister, Catherine “Kitty” Evans.

She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband of 38 years, Ernest “Nick” Walker; daughter, DeAnna Walker; her sisters, Luella Jacobs, Mary Simmons-Taylor, Lottie Dickson, Shirley Simmons; her brothers, Bobby Simmons (Evelda) and Joel Simmons, Jr. (Donesa); sisters-in-law, Bertha Alford (Frank) and Linda Armstrong (Ernest); brothers-in-law, Glen Walker (Beverly), Rickey Walker (Verna), Tim Walker (Warnetta), and Ron Walker; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

There will be a family hour at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421, at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: https://www.theaftd.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/electronically or at AFTD, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.


James Lane Byers

John Adam Noll, Jr.

Davie Daniel Wade


James Lane Byers, 81, a lifelong resident of Lookout Valley, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019. He was retired from Turner Advertising where he worked as a sign painter. He started out ... (click for more)

John Adam Noll, Jr. joined his Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 10, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 2, 1939, to John Adam Noll, Sr. and Thelma Love Noll. John ... (click for more)

Davie Daniel Wade, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)


Obituaries

James Lane Byers

James Lane Byers, 81, a lifelong resident of Lookout Valley, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019. He was retired from Turner Advertising where he worked as a sign painter. He started out painting the iconic “See Rock City” barns. Mr. Byers was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Tiftonia Golf Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wynelle Byers, and ... (click for more)

John Adam Noll, Jr.

John Adam Noll, Jr. joined his Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 10, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 2, 1939, to John Adam Noll, Sr. and Thelma Love Noll. John graduated from Central High School in 1957. He retired from the Electric Power Board and was the business manager for IBEW Local 846 for 19 years. John had been a member of John Henry ... (click for more)

Area Obituaries

Spence, Patricia "Pat" Gray (Dalton)

Patricia “Pat” Gray Spence, age 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, November 10, 2019 at her home surrounded by family. She was born March 22, 1947 and was the daughter of late James and Elsie Hurst Gray of Dalton. She was preceded in death by her brother, Steve Gray; and in-laws Jack and Katherine Spence. Pat is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Ronnie. ... (click for more)

Knabenshue, Beth (Jasper)

Beth Knabenshue, 66, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Beth had lived in Jasper, Tn., for the past 15 years. She was known to be a quiet and reserved young lady and her love was for her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawson and Margarette Elleman and three brothers, Stanley, Johnny and Danny Elleman. She leaves behind to cherish ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Heat Returned To Majority Of UTC Residence Hall After It Goes Out At Bad Time; But 132 Students Heat-Less

The heating system in the Boling Apartments at UTC went offline on Tuesday afternoon on one of the coldest days of the year. However, officials said the majority of the residence hall had heat again by 9 p.m. One section, however, required more repairs, which will continue on Wednesday morning. Officials said 132 students who live in the section were affected. They were ... (click for more)

County Schools To Open Regular Time On Wednesday Despite Frigid Temps; It Will Be Half Day Of School

The Hamilton County Schools will open at the regular time on Wednesday despite frigid temperatures. School officials said, "We have been closely monitoring the weather for tomorrow morning and intend to open all schools on time tomorrow, Nov. 13. Temperatures will be low so please remember to dress students warmly for the school day. "As a reminder, tomorrow is a half-day ... (click for more)