J. Emily Mitts joined her heavenly family on Sunday, October 13, 2019.
She was born in Marietta, Ga., on June 19, 1926. Emily was a member of St Luke United Methodist Church. She was the longtime owner of Rivermont Golf and Country Club and a member of Chattanooga Bridge Club. She was an accomplished Bridge player attaining Master Champion level. Emily enjoyed shopping and traveling with her family. She was an amazing cook and family favorites were her fudge, cornbread dressing, and creamed corn.
Emily was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Mitts; brother, Ralph Wilson and Jack Wilson; son, Roddy Mitts; and son-in-law, Larry Dietterich.
Survivors include her sister, Ruth Neil Quinn; son, Byron Mitts (Kelley); daughter, Priscilla Mitts Dietterich; grandchildren, Jennifer Mitts, Hollie Stockman (Johnnie), Michelle Mitts Boyd (Wes), Mitzie Duckett, Emily-Ann Walcott, Adam Mitts (Andrea), and Larry Dietterich Jr. (Kyra); great grandchildren, Mason-Lee Williams; Brayden Walcott, McKayla Duckett, Landen Walcott, Zella Stockman, Tyler Dietterich, Jeremy D. Dietterich, Novalee Dietterich, and Scarlett Dietterich.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel, Hixson.
There will be a graveside service on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. at Chattanooga Memorial Park where Emily will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Russell. Dr. David McNabb will officiate the services. Pallbearers include Wes Boyd, Adam Mitts, David Wilson, Jack Jennings, Larry Dietterich Jr., and Jimmy White Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Brayden Walcott and Landen Walcott.
The family would like to offer a sincere thank you to her caregivers, Wilma Davis, Nichole Isaola, Letty Mercantety, Joyce Keith, Jenni Evans, and Sandy McElyea for their amazing and compassionate care.
Arrangements are under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.