Gloria Johnson Montgomery

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Gloria Johnson Montgomery

Gloria Johnson Montgomery, 77, of Signal Mountain, went to be with Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 surrounded by her family and friends. She was a longtime resident of Signal Mountain, Tennessee.

Gloria was born in Quincy, Florida on October 27, 1936. She was a graduate of Leon High School in 1954 where she was a cheer leader and May Queen. She was also a graduate of Florida State University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. After graduation, she married Jack Montgomery. They began their life together in Florida and then moved to Tennessee. Her affiliations included PEO, the Junior League of Tallahassee and the original Board of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga. Gloria was a very active member of Signal Crest United Methodist Church where she had been a Director of Children's Ministries. She had also been employed as an elementary teacher in both Florida and Tennessee. Gloria was always active in her children's activities including their schools and youth groups. She was a wonderful encourager and comforter and a marvelous friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney Tyler and Evelyn Rudd Johnson; Gloria is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Jack Montgomery; children, Mary Evelyn Montgomery, New York City and Rudd Montgomery and his wife Rebekah of Signal Mtn; her cherished grandchildren, William Tyler and Louisa Rose Montgomery; brother, Sid Tyler Johnson, Jr. and his wife Jenny of Wyoming and their daughter Jessi.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Alexian Village in the Gold Room.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Avenue, Signal Mountain, TN. with Reverend Jim Whedbee officiating. Visitation will follow in the Crest Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 1201 E. Main St., Chattanooga Tn. 37408, The , 209 Tenth Avenue South, Suite 212A, Nashville, Tn. 37203 or the Residents' Scholarship Fund, 437 Alexian Way, Signal Mountain, Tn. 37377.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on July 11, 2014
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