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Lela Mae Tucker –

Lela Mae Tucker, 81, was born in McDonough, Georgia, on September 3, 1941, and passed away October 13, 2022, in Chattanooga.

Lela was born to the proud parents of Rossevelt Amie and Virginia Bell Amie. Lela was married to Eddie Tucker for 37 years. Lela attended Bethel AME and was a member of Sharon Pentecostal Deliverance COG for many years prior to joining her husband at Bethel. She retired from Provident after 20+ years of service.

Lela loved the Lord, attending church and she loved to sing in the choir. She loved cooking, planting, taking care of flowers, puzzle books and reading.

She is preceded in death by her father, Rossevelt Amie and mother, Virginia Amie, of McDonough GA; sisters, JoAnn Amie, of Jonesboro, GA and Gladys Clark, of Chattanooga; brothers, Wilson Amie and Rossevelt Amie, Jr. of Jonesboro, GA; and daughter, Sharon Tarvin.

She is survived by her loving husband, Eddie Lee Tucker; sons, Jeffery Robinson, of Denver CO, Danny (Pam) Robinson, of Stone Mountain GA, and Kevin (Robbin) Robinson, of Statesboro GA; brothers, Early (Diane) Amie , Gerald (Susan) Amie, both of Atlanta GA, and Tommy (Dorothy) Amie, of McDonough GA; sister, Ruth (James) Henderson, of Chattanooga and Linda Amie, of Riverdale GA; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.

A special thank you to Alexian Brothers (PACE) Staff and doctors; primary caregivers, Demita Watkins and Lily Joyner, Ascension Living Valley Residence, Health Center at Standifer Place and Memorial Hospital nursing staff.

Public viewing will be held from 9 am–1 pm at the funeral home, followed by a 1 pm chapel service. Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995.

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