Emogene Nelson, age 83, of Oak Ridge, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at her residence.
She was a wonderful homemaker, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and she loved spending time with her family. Emogene enjoyed quilting. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Andersonville. She was a graduate of Norris High School, and worked for Southern Bell as a switchboard operator for about 12 years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Oakley Melton; sister, Betty M. Snapp; and husbands, Wayne Gallati and Paul Nelson.
She is survived by her mother, Estella C. Melton of Andersonville; sons, William (Bill) Atterson and wife Lucretia, and Chris Atterson; sisters, Evelyn Hutchison, Janice Wetherington, Connie Murray and husband Gene, Cheryl Aslinger and husband Lon; and grandchildren, John Atterson and wife Elaine, Michael Atterson and wife Dea, Brittany Tipton and husband Josh, Oakley Atterson, Sara Roberts and husband Josh, and Emily Atterson.
Emogene also leaves behind seven great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Emogene’s family would like to thank the staff of Greenfield Senior Living Center and Caris Hospice for their loving kindness and care they shown Emogene while she was under their care.
Emogene’s family received her friends on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5–7 p.m. with her celebration of life following at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Bro. Archey Corder and Bro. Stephen Gooch officiating.
Her interment was Saturday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Norris Memorial Gardens in Norris.
Jones Mortuary in Clinton was in charge of all arrangements.