Zora “Zoe” Delene Hudson Thomas, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at her home.
She was born in Jasper, AL and was #6 of 10 siblings. Her daily chore was milking the cow, before and after school. After graduating from Walker County High School, she furthered her studies in the Secretarial Arts and worked as a secretary at the Walker County Welfare Department and at Red Stone Arsenal.
Delene was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star for 2 years, loved the Home Demonstration Club and cooking. She sewed a lot and did crochet.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Cora Hudson; siblings, Hazel Randolph, Jean Davis, Truman Hudson, David Hudson, Craig Hudson, Lynn Hudson, Glenn Hudson.
Delene is survived by her daughter, Beverly Thomas Hamby; granddaughters, Lindsey Hamby (Shane) Howard, Lacey Hamby; great grandsons, Liam Ball and Barrett Howard; sisters, Elsie (Sherman) Cottrell, Peggy Brooks.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM (CST) on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the New Prospect Baptist Church, Jasper, AL. Interment will follow in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, East Tennessee Chapter, “Just for Lacey” fund (https://www.jdrf.org/easttennessee/) or call (800) 533-2873.
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Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 PM (CST) on Friday at the church.
Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel.