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Shirley A. (Elder) Williams, 67, of Chattanooga, Tn. completed her mission in this lifetime Oct. 20, 2018. She valued family and cherished life. She graduated from Howard High School 1969 and was a loyal employee for KeithCare Management and RHA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Elizabeth Elder and brother, Norman Elder. Survivors include husband, Clarence Williams; daughter, Lawanda McDowell of California; sons, Kenneth McDowell, Jr. of Georgia and Maurice McDowell of Chattanooga; sisters, Frances Eberhart (Sidney), Annie E. Weams, Mildred McBee, Norma Guines; brothers, Robert Elder(Joyce) and Lincoln Elder; 7 grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Thanks to Kindred Hospital and Hospice of Chattanooga for providing an outstanding level of integrity and excellence for Shirley A. (Elder) Williams. The body will lie in state after 12 noon and the family will receive friends from 6 pm – 7 pm at the funeral home on Friday, October 26, 2018.  A funeral service will be held at 3 pm, Saturday, Oct. 27, at New Horizon Baptist Church. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery on Monday, October 29th at 10:00 am.  Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave, 622-9995 

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  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Praying for peace, comfort and joy. She was a beautiful lady and has very caring family who loved her.
    ~ Tracey Barker   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, October 26, 2018
    Dear family members, so very sorry to notice that your dear one has passed away. May you all find comfort in the very encouraging promise at Revelation 21:4:"God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more." For additional information and comfort from the scriptures please visit jw.org. Tap on publications>magazines download and listen to Awake #3, 2018 Help for Those Who Grieve. Sincerely TL
    ~ TL
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Sending love to Lawanda, D.J., the immediate and extended of Shirley A. Williams from The ROCK Christian Fellowship community in Long Beach, California. Our prayers and love are with you during your time of Grief, Celebration, Remembrance and Praise ~ Gregory Sanders, Lead Pastor of The ROCK Christian Fellowship, Long Beach
    ~ Gregory Sanders   Long Beach, CA
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Ms Williams and the family was a joy to take care of in their time of need. Ms. Williams is an angel in heaven smiling about the love she was given and shown during her time of need.
    ~ Amy Wood   chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, October 28, 2018
    I’m praying for you and your family. Sending you love and hugs! ~Christine Scott
    ~ Christine Scott   La Palma, CA
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    I want to extend my condolences to Wanda and her family, I never met Wanda’s mom but I know she was deeply loved by many.
    ~ Tawny Perry   Anaheim hills