Flossie Batts

Hamilton County

Flossie Donahue Batts, 75, departed this earthly life on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.Flossie was born on May 1, 1937 in Chattanooga. She became a Christian early in life and was a faithful member of Washington Hills United Methodist Church.Flossie was a 1956 graduate of Howard High School and received a nursing degree from Grady Memorial in Atlanta. After 38 years of service, she retired from Moccasin Bend Mental Health Hospital.Flossie was an avid fan of basketball and football. She loved her Raiders, The Heat, Georgetown and Clemson. She also loved cooking, gardening, reading and walking. On quiet evenings, she enjoyed listening to jazz and Johnny Mathis. Flossie was also wonderful at the now fading art of cursive penmanship.Those preceding Flossie in death include her husband, Sully Batts Sr.; father, Harry Donahue; and mother, Willie Lois Donahue.She leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Sully Donya (Valerie) Batts Jr., Landis Batts, of Chattanooga; two grandchildren, Kristal (Sean) Hacker and Sully Donya Batts III, both of Chattanooga; one great-granddaughter, Jordyn Hacker; supportive cousin, Venus Lewis; close friends, Joyce Halsey, Pat Woods, Phillip Malone and Antonio Hughes.Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery with the Rev. Andrew Frierson Jr., officiating.The body will lie in state after noon today with the family receiving friends from 46 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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