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Sherry Montgomery Waites began her earthly life on February 19, 1951 in Chattanooga Tennessee.  She was the 5th child of 9 children born to the union of James and Jessie Bell Montgomery.  She departed this earthly life to live her heavenly life on Monday, March 16, 2020 in Douglasville Georgia. She became a member of Word of Faith Church in Douglasville Georgia. She was a graduate of Howard High School, class of 1970.  She was previously employed at Erlanger Medical Center and Family Health Services with Dr. Thomas Brooks, in Chattanooga and Peachtree Women’s Clinic in Atlanta Georgia where she retired in 2016. She was united in matrimony to Harold Waites on August 3, 1986.  Sherry loved her family and many friends.  She seldom met a stranger as she knew everybody.  She was a wonderful cook, loved traveling, shopping, decorating, and taking cruises and vacations with her husband.  She was a sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, auntie, cousin, friend and most of all, a child of God. She will be dearly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Jessie Bell Montgomery; brother, Willie Montgomery; sisters, Brenda Fuller and Adelle Thomas; grandson, Jamaul Waites; She is survived by her husband, Harold Waites, daughter, Yolanda (Kenneth) Waites of Jacksonville Florida; sons, Kevin (Tammy) Waites and Bobby (Lisa) Waites of Douglasville Georgia; grandchildren, April Waites, Bobby Waites, Jr., Colby Waites, Kevin Waites Jr. , Kaylan Waites, and Keenea Jackson; great grandchildren, Kadence, Nico, Karter and Kash; brothers, Orlando (Christy) Montgomery, Charleston Montgomery of Chattanooga Tennessee; sisters, Mary Maddox of Chattanooga; Jerline (Mack) McAllum, Constance (Michael) Hayes of Jacksonville Florida; cousins, Terry (Linda) Moore and Pauline Montgomery; brothers-in-law, Tana (Linda) Walker and Gregory Walker of Chattanooga and  Melvin (Brenda), Keith (Tonya), Rodney (Donna) of Detroit Michigan; sisters-in-law, Beverly (Paul) Chase of Ringgold Georgia, Taina Walker of Chattanooga and Charlene Waites of Detroit Michigan and Caroline Kirby of Chattanooga Tennessee; nieces and nephews, Renae, Yvette, Stephanie, Renita, Traci, Tara, Tiwiona, Edrisa, Orlando Jr., Derrick, Katherine, Christine, Charles, Malcolm, Tramale, Krissy, Maria, Chapalle, Paula, Paul, Herbert, Tenea, Janelle, Melvin Jr., Tana Jr. , Kiamesha, Michelle, Adrian, Tameka, Eartha, and Denise; friends she holds dear to her heart, Linda (Charles) Roberts, Patricia Leatherwood, Isaac (Pat) Washington, Deena Turner-Taylor, Harold Davenport, Milton Poole, The Neely Family, Charles Stoudemire, Colleen Canion, Latrina Brumfield and Lynette Robinson. Public viewing will begin at 12 noon until 5:00 pm Sunday, March 22, 2020. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995

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  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    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
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Words are so inadequate at this time; but God reminds us that , we know not the hour of his return so be ready. Sherry was ready. A very dear heart to our family most of my life; even in my Mom's last days she remembered "SHERRY MONTGOMERY"...Prayers & Love to the entire family!
    ~ Elder Henrietta Erskine, O.B.C,   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Our condolences on the loss of "Dear Sherry" I will really miss my cousin that I bonded with when Harry was sick. Blessings and love to each of you.
    ~ Dimitri "Dilly" Daniel   Griffin, GA
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    RIP my friend! You will be truly missed.
    ~ Rosa Grant   Beachwood, OH
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    To the family my condolences for your loss. She can rest now and wait to see you again. Sherry was a family member and a friend. I will miss our talks.
    ~ Carletta Nance Whitfield   Nashville
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    To the family my condolences for your loss. She can rest now and wait to see you again. Sherry was a family member and a friend. I will miss our talks.
    ~ Carletta Nance Whitfield   Nashville
  • Friday, March 20, 2020
    Sincere condolences to the Montgomery and Waites families!
    ~ Carolyn Greer Barnes   Ooltewah, TN
  • Friday, March 20, 2020
    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Sherry... Our prayer is that the Lord will give the family strength during this difficult times... The Montgomery and Timmons family were close doing our younger years.... ❤️ Timmons and Adams families
    ~ Leona Timmons... Adams   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, March 20, 2020
    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Sherry... Our prayer is that the Lord will give the family strength during this difficult times... The Montgomery and Timmons family were close doing our younger years.... ❤️ Timmons and Adams families
    ~ Leona Timmons... Adams   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, March 20, 2020
    Ju-Ju, Kevin, Ray-Ray - My heart and prayers are with you. I love you and I cannot begin to imagine how you feel. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Pothosia Robinson   Marietta, GA
  • Friday, March 20, 2020
    May all the warm and special memories you shared with your loved one stay with you and bring you comfort to all the days of head... Thinking of you at this Difficult time. The Smith's and Greer Family
  • Friday, March 20, 2020
    May all the warm and special memories you shared with your loved one stay with you and bring you comfort through all the days ahead.. Thinking of You at This Difficult Time The Smiths and Greet family
  • Friday, March 20, 2020
    To the family....my condolences and prayers I’m prayering for strength throughout this sadness...Sherry was very kind every time I’ve seen her in my many yours of knowing her, rest on Sherry ❤️
    ~ Portia Hammonds Martin   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, March 20, 2020
    My Deepest Sympathy to the Waites family from the Williams and Holland family Vivian Terry Trina and Pam
    ~ Catrina Williams   Kennesaw, GA
  • Friday, March 20, 2020
    We are at a lost of words at this time, because we Love you dearly Sherry and our thoughts and prayers is with the family. Love you sister in Love!
    ~ Rodney/ Donna Waites   Detroit, MI
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020
    Rest in Heaven my friend until we meet again. GOD be with you all during your time of grief. I Love you all. In Hest
    ~ Betty Finley Talley and Sons   Birminham,, AL
  • Sunday, March 22, 2020
    In the arms of GOD. May you rest in Holy peace for eternity.
    ~ Brenda Brown   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, March 22, 2020
    So sorry for the loss of this nice lady. I only met her a couple of times . She was very sweet. May she rest in the arms of GOD for eternity.
    ~ Brenda Brown   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, March 22, 2020
    Sending Prayers to the Family May God keep You All From Jamie
    ~ James Starkey   TN