Collier, Scott Edwin Long

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Scott Edwin Long Collier, 65, of Chattanooga, was united with his Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, November 7, 2019, after a three-year journey through ALS. 

Scott’s life was a gift to his family and many friends. They will remember him as a companion, mentor, advocate, servant, inspiration and passionate disciple of Christ. 

Scott was born on July 31, 1954, in Camden, NJ to Robert Edwin Collier and Sonia Bridget Long Collier. He married his wife, Carol, in 1974, before moving from New Jersey to Lookout Mountain to attend Covenant College, where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and Missions. 

Scott was a steadfast leader in the church, and he served for over a decade as an elder at New City Fellowship and New City East Lake. For the past six years, he was a joyful member and servant at Calvary Chapel Chattanooga. 

Scott’s greatest pleasure was spending time with his family. He loved being with his children and grandchildren and delighted in who they are. He was a faithful husband who enjoyed adventuring with his wife – exploring area hiking trails and taking road trips to the mountains and coast. 

His life was filled with deep joy living out his faith and sharing the strength it gave him, even in his illness. He brought wisdom and courage to the lives of so many people, and the warmth of his presence will continue to occupy their hearts until they see him again.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Sonia Collier. 

He is survived by his wife, Carol; his children, Cathy, Ethan, Aaron, Suzanne and Emily; his children-in-law, Fernando, Mary, Laurie and Roland; his grandchildren, Caleb, Liam, Sam, Julia, May and Lennon; his father, Robert; his siblings David and Dorothy; his brothers and sisters in-law, and his many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at Calvary Chapel. A memorial service and burial will follow. The burial will be at Chattanooga Memorial Park, 501 Memorial Drive, Chattanooga, Tn. 37415. 

The family requests memorial gifts given in Scott’s honor to Calvary Chapel Chattanooga’s Adoption Fund. 

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


Elnora Thomas Burke

Susan Jill Collins

Mark Allen Kerley


Mrs. Elnora Thomas Burke, 76, fell asleep in death on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. She was a devout Witness of Jehovah, a publisher of Jehovah’s Kingdom since 1964, presently with the Tyner ... (click for more)

Susan Jill Collins, 65, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019. She attended Meadowview Baptist Church. She loved reading and spending time with her family. ... (click for more)

Mark Allen Kerley, 57, passed away on November 26, 2019. Mark was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was loved by many, and will be dearly missed. He was preceded ... (click for more)


Obituaries

Elnora Thomas Burke

Mrs. Elnora Thomas Burke, 76, fell asleep in death on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. She was a devout Witness of Jehovah, a publisher of Jehovah’s Kingdom since 1964, presently with the Tyner Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and a 1961 graduate of Howard High School; retiree of T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital Nursing Department. She also worked previously with Erlanger ... (click for more)

Susan Jill Collins

Susan Jill Collins, 65, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019. She attended Meadowview Baptist Church. She loved reading and spending time with her family. Ms. Collins was preceded in death by her parents, Burke and Muriel Dean Moon Priddy; sister, Diane Morgan. Susan is survived by her sons, Jason Collins and wife Amanda Delashmitt, ... (click for more)

Area Obituaries

Kelso, Willie "Bunchy" Mae (South Pittsburg)

With the angels singing and the Lord calling its time to come home, Willie “Bunchy” Mae Kelso, at the age of 49 years old, gained her wings on Monday, December 2, 2019. Bunchy was born on Oct. 14, 1970, in Orrville, Al. She lived in South Pittsburg her adult life with her husband and children. Bunchy was feisty, loved to talk and most of all just loved being “Bunchy”. Her ... (click for more)

Burgan, Julian Lee (Tunnel Hill)

Julian Lee Burgan, age 74, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. in the Rocky Face Chapel. Burial will follow at Lee’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Funeral arrangements ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Man, 36, Shot On Shawnee Trail Thursday Night

A man, 36, was shot on Shawnee Trail Thursday night. At approximately 9:32 p.m., Chattanooga Police were called to a local hospital after a person arrived with injuries from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, police spoke with the person suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound who arrived at hospital via personal vehicle. The victim said he was involved in a ... (click for more)

Inner City Youth Who Had $22 An Hour Job At Gestamp Now Headed To Federal Prison

An inner city youth who once had a $22 per hour job with the Gestamp automotive supply firm is now headed to federal prison. Shimel Clifton Knowell, 20, was sentenced by Judge Travis McDonough to serve two years. He earlier had a term of 13 months and one day after a guilty plea to gun possession while under the influence of drugs. However, he was given the higher sentence ... (click for more)