Sullivan, Rebecca "Becky" Stockett

Nurse And Administrator At Erlanger For Almost 30 Years

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Rebecca "Becky" Stockett Sullivan passed away on October 8, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, surrounded by her family and friends.

Becky was born on Jan. 12, 1954, in Kansas City, Ks., to the late Noble Clayton Stockett and Margaret Weber Stockett. They moved to Chattanooga in 1961, where she graduated from Tyner High School in 1972. She earned her nursing degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1977, and worked at Erlanger as a nurse and later an administrator for almost 30 years.

Becky was kind. She loved her family and friends fiercely and found joy in life's smallest moments. She celebrated everything and everyone, and she was known for her parties; if you can remember New Years Eve on Tennga Lane, then you didn't do it right. A fabulous cook and a Vols fan through thick and thin (mostly thin), she loved to travel — but her family will always remember her in the kitchen, with a smile on her face and a bourbon and water in her hand. She could put together 10,000 piece puzzles, had a quick wit and contagious laugh, and hugged everyone like she was their mother. And she was the best mother, both to her own kids and to the many who claimed her as their "Other Mom."  

Becky was preceded in death by her parents, whom she missed every single day.

She is survived by her daughter, Stefanie Sullivan; son, Matthew (Conoly) Sullivan; granddaughter, Margaret Katherine Sullivan; brother, Andy (Karan) Stockett; aunt Sissy (Bobby) Tomlin; cousins Harriett (Berton) Whitaker, Michael Connor, Carol Connor, Trish (Rick) Autery and Suzanne Allgood; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins who aren't quite sure how many times they are removed.

She will be missed greatly by her close neighbors and traveling friends, including Mitch and Donna, Phil and Beth, Pam, Sue, and of course, Buddy.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or to a charity of your choice.


Eugene "Bugg" Burroughs, Jr.

Rainey Woods

Teena Darlene Steele


Eugene “Bugg” Burroughs, Jr., 56, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in a local health care facility. He accepted Christ at an early age. He was a 1983 graduate ... (click for more)

Rainey Woods, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Newnan, Ga., where he joined Dent Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church at ... (click for more)

Teena Darlene Steele, 67 of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died on Friday, October 18, 2019. She graduated from Tyner High School, class of 1970, and was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church. ... (click for more)


Obituaries

Eugene "Bugg" Burroughs, Jr.

Eugene “Bugg” Burroughs, Jr., 56, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in a local health care facility. He accepted Christ at an early age. He was a 1983 graduate of Riverside High School. Eugene was employed by Sherrill Construction and later The Paper Company for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister. ... (click for more)

Rainey Woods

Rainey Woods, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Newnan, Ga., where he joined Dent Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church at an early age. He later joined Rock Island Missionary Baptist Church alongside his wife. Rainey worked at Ross Meehan for 20+ years and then at U.S. Pipe Foundry from where he retired after ... (click for more)

Area Obituaries

Vinson, Imogene Kilgore (South Pittsburg)

Imogene Kilgore Vinson, 90, of South Pittsburg, Tennessee died Monday, October 21, 2019. The daughter of the late Melvin Ras and Ella Mae Locke Kilgore, she was a longtime member of the Richard City Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Raymond E. Vinson; son, Dr. Randall Vinson; and brother, ... (click for more)

Rhodes, Claudia Ann (Dalton)

Claudia Ann Rhodes, age 83, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Friday, October 18, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 25, 1936 in High Springs, Fl., a daughter of the late Grover and Lina Register King. She was also preceded in death by her son, Ricky Rhodes; brothers, Lamar King and Johnny King; and sister, Addie Willis. She is survived ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Erlanger Eliminates, Restructures Positions In Management Reorganization

As part of a management reorganization, Erlanger Health System officials announced the elimination and restructuring of 30 management positions, effective this month. In making the announcement, Erlanger President and CEO Will Jackson, M.D., said Monday’s management realignment effort at the Chattanooga-based health system will better position Erlanger to meet the changing landscape ... (click for more)

Commissioner Smedley Asks Meeting With Teachers Who Hit Commission Majority Against Wheel Tax Referendum

County Commissioner Sabrena Smedley said she would like an opportunity to address some 70 current and past county school teachers who signed a letter hitting her and four other commissioners who voted against a wheel tax referendum. She addressed an email to Kendra Young, a teacher at East Hamilton School, whose picture was shown on the Facebook page of the Hamilton County Democratic ... (click for more)