Mary Tigner

Hamilton County

Mary Lloyd Tigner, 80, went to be with her first love, her heavenly Father and now is resting peacefully with her second true love, her husband of 58 years on Friday, May 3, 2013.She was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband, Elder Wilbur Tigner who passed on March 13, 2013; son, Gregory Arnez; parents, William and Lillian Lloyd; two brothers, Mose and Ivory Lloyd; two sisters, Clara Kennedy and Louella Lloyd; nephews, Gregory Lloyd and Antonio Starr.She received her B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from Tennessee State University and taught at Chattanooga Public Schools for 31 years, ending her career at Clifton Hills Elementary School in 1990. She loved teaching and spoiled each student. She was a life time resident of the Park City Community and will be missed by all.She united as a youth at the Greater Beulah Baptist Church in Park City, later united with her husband, they attended Pure Holiness Church of God. Through faith and much prayer, her husband Elder Wilbur Tigner was summoned by God to move on and begin his own Church, where he Pastored, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Apolostic Faith. She served as musician at each church. Playing the piano was her given talent by God.Survivors include her son, Leonard Maurice Tigner; daughters, Muriel Denise (Dewayne) Brown, Kitty Arlene (James) Favors; grandchildren, Min. Corey Dewaun (Tiffany) Prather, Ashlyn Danielle Prather, the love and joy of her life, her great-grandbaby, Rilee Madiison Young, her adopted daughter, Brenda Weaver; her dear sister, Betty Lloyd, her niece, Beatrice Starr; nephew, Reginald (Holly) Jordan; aunts, Nell Cargile, Ruby Jones and her loving and caring church family.Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Pure Holiness COGIC. Interment in National Cemetery.The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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