Henry Jennings

Hamilton County

Henry Frank Jennings, 87, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his home.He was a member of New Emanuel Baptist Church and was retired from Chattanooga Coke and Chemical. He also served in the U.S. Navy.He was preceded in death by his mother and father, brothers Johnny W. Holloway and William Jennings; sisters, Mervenia Booker and Gladys Foreman; son, Oscar Frank Jennings; nephew, Arlis Holloway; grandson, Jerrae Jennings; and cherished friend, Ophelia Golson.Survivors include: daughters, Mae Doris Jennings, Pittsburg, Pa., and Sherine L. Jennings, Chattanooga; son, Howard E. Jennings, Pittsburgh, Pa.; devoted stepdaughter and caregiver, Jacquelyn J. Atkerson, Chattanooga; stepchildren, Saundra J. Adams, Winifred A. Johnson, William C. Johnson, Micheal T. (Sheldia) Johnson, Ann Ragland, Amanda Cowan, Johnny Clark, Mary Goss, and "adopted" children of Ophelia Golson; devoted nieces, Atheria H. (Edward) Freeman, Chattanooga, Mary Louise "Red" Springer; and devoted great-niece, Jacqueline McKenzie, both of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.Visitation is today from 7-8 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.Funeral: Monday at noon at New Emanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Terrance Hannah as the eulogist.Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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