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Althea Reese Gillins, 75, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 in Chattanooga. She was a member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Robert Gillin; sons, Karry (Sharon) Gillins of Murfreesboro, TN and Clinton Brian (Rita) Gillins of Portsmouth, VA; daughter, Erica Mayweather of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Jordan Gillins, Tae’lor Mayweather, Tavia Mayweather, and Sy’zah Thomas; brothers, Lamar Reese and Marvin Reese; sister, Mary Moten; other relatives and friends. A public viewing will be held 12 noon until 6:00 pm Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at John P. Franklin Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, March 25 at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Moore officiating. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.

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  • Friday, March 20, 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
  • Monday, March 23, 2020
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all. Rip Granny
    ~ Melody Hall   Norfolk, VA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Prayers of peace love and comfort during this transitional period.💜
    ~ Marva Taylor   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Rest In Peace Mrs Althea💖💖💖💖 . Gone Never Be Forgotten
    ~ Teresa The Simpson's Family
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Rest In Peace Mrs Althea💖💖💖💖 . Gone Never Be Forgotten
    ~ Teresa The Simpson's Family   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Rest In Peace Mrs Althea💖💖💖💖 . Gone Never Be Forgotten
    ~ Teresa The Simpson's Family   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Rest In Peace Mrs Althea💖💖💖💖 . Gone Never Be Forgotten
    ~ Teresa The Simpson's Family   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Rest In Peace Mrs Althea💖💖💖💖 . Gone Never Be Forgotten
    ~ Teresa The Simpson's Family   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Rest In Peace Mrs Althea💖💖💖💖 . Gone Never Be Forgotten
    ~ Teresa The Simpson's Family   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Erica sending prayers you and your family . May God give the strength that you need during this time
    ~ VANESSA LOWERY & FELICIA MCCAULLEY   CHATTANOOGA TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    You were brave, strong ,and you were loved. God bless and strengthen the family.
    ~ Elizabeth Hayes   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my liove and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea will never be forgotten. She touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my liove and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my liove and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Caris Beauty Supply (Salon Services) grieves in the lost of a favorite daughter. Althea's warmth and joy was always extended to all who came into the store. Her spirit and kindness will live forever. Stay strong family. We are praying for you.
    ~ Charles & Amber Bouie   Fayetteville, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. Althea touched a lot of hearts during her life. Love to you all!❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. ❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. ❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. ❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. ❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. ❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to strengthen you during your time of loss. ❤️❤️❤️
    ~ Peggy Mack   College Park, GA
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sorry for your loss. Praying God will continue to hold you in the palm of His hand and ease your mind.
    ~ Deborah Ragland   Chattanooga
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    I'm sorry about your lost. She was a caring and loving person. I love to work with her at Winn Dixie.
    ~ Constance Hampton   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Prayers for peace and strength.May God continue to bless keep and comfort you.My heartfelt Condolences and deest sympathy for you and your family.I'm truly sorry for your loss Johnnie Ashley
    ~ Johnnie Ashley   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Prayers for peace and strength.May God continue to bless keep and comfort you.My heartfelt Condolences and deest sympathy for you and your family.I'm truly sorry for your loss Johnnie Ashley
    ~ Johnnie Ashley   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Prayers for peace and strength.May God continue to bless keep and comfort you.My heartfelt Condolences and deest sympathy for you and your family.I'm truly sorry for your loss Johnnie Ashley
    ~ Johnnie Ashley   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Prayers for peace and strength.May God continue to bless keep and comfort you.My heartfelt Condolences and deest sympathy for you and your family.I'm truly sorry for your loss Johnnie Ashley
    ~ Johnnie Ashley   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    send my condolences may God comfort you and send you peace in time of need.
    ~ Rhonda Albert   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    send my condolences may God comfort you and send you peace in time of need.
    ~ Rhonda Albert   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Rest in Heavenly Peace sweet Mrs. Althea. Erica, you and the entire family are in our prayers. We love you sis!
    ~ Sean & Leslie Mayfield   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    To the family: Let Go-Let GOD RIP Althea Prayers and love from my family
    ~ Edna Moore   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    To the family: Let Go-Let GOD RIP Althea Prayers and love from my family Shibley and family
    ~ Edna Moore   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    We are praying for your family and the comfort from our Lord and Savior be with you at this time.
    ~ Brenda Autry   CHATTANOOGA
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    We are praying for your family and the comfort from our Lord and Savior be with you at this time.
    ~ Brenda Autry   CHATTANOOGA
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    We are praying for your family and the comfort from our Lord and Savior be with you at this time.
    ~ Brenda Autry   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    We are praying for your family and the comfort from our Lord and Savior be with you at this time.
    ~ Brenda Autry   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    May God bless the Gillins family and keep them strong. I'm glad I got to meet Althea.
    ~ Ruth Prince   Cleveland