Forgey, Lila Inez Woody

Held Long Career As A Nurse And Was A Devoted Church Worker

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Lila Forgey
Lila Forgey

Lila Inez Woody Forgey, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

She was born on June 10, 1933, in Bridgeport, Al., and was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Atlee Forgey Sr,; her parents, Rev. P.S. Woody and Katherine Cramer Woody; two brothers, Phillip H (Buddy) Woody, and Doyle M Woody.

Lila was a member of the 1951 Tyner High School class. She worked as a nurse for over 30 years and had a special love for the elderly. She worked at Hamilton County Nursing Home, Alexian Brothers, Lifecare of East Ridge, and private duty.

Her father Rev. P.S. Woody was pastor at New Bethel Baptist Church in Harrison, Tn., when she met the love of her life James Atlee Forgey, Sr. They were married 49 years when he passed. They were devoted church workers and enjoyed a life serving the Lord.

She is survived by three children, Lynn Forgey (Mike) Steele, James A (Jennie). Forgey Jr., and Danny (Paula) Forgey; nine grandchildren, Micah (Lora) Steele, Ross (Betty) Steele, Karen (Shane) Monday, Lindsey (Matt) Corey, Chris (Kristi) Allen, Megan Forgey, McClain (Brett) Baggett, Jordan and Tiffany Ashton. Her surviving siblings are her sisters, Nell Carmichael and Hazel Johnson; and brother, Hobert (Ann)Woody.

In her later years the joy of her life was being surrounded by her great-grandchildren, Kristen, Parker, Sydney, Riley and Eli Steele, Gwen and Kerrigan Monday, Mason Allen, Lyla, Solomon, Huck, Grey, and Evangeline Baggett.

Services will be on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Steele and Rev. Jack Rinks officiating.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1-3:30 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Adoration Hospice of Chattanooga.

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A graveside service will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, at noon at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

Lila Forgey
Lila Forgey
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