Hazel Rebecca Davis Gill






Hazel Rebecca Davis Gill, 87, our sweet mother, of Soddy-Daisy, slipped beyond our soft touches, caresses and whispers of our love to eternal life with our Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, after an extended illness at Soddy-Daisy Health Care Center.
She received wonderful care at both Soddy-Daisy Health Care Center and Summit View Assisted Living. She was born March 11, 1921, to William L. and Nola Penney Davis and was a descendant of several other pioneer families of Hamilton County that include Barnes, Burkhart, Fryar, Gann, Hixson, Lea, Lovelady and Matteson.
Hazel was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lester S. Gill Sr.; brothers, Cecil, Ralph and Hayden; sisters, Louise, Arvazine and Willie Mae; and beloved granddaughter, Lara.
She is survived by sons, Dr. L. Samuel Gill Jr. (Paulette Cagle), of Hixson, Ronald A. and Jeannie Gill, of South Boston, Va.; and a daughter, Rebecca L. Thomas (Ronald Winkler), of Soddy-Daisy; daughter-in-law, Sharon E. Rigsby Gill, of Hixson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Samuel Taylor and Susan Gill, Samuel and Tucker, of Signal Mountain, Amy E. (Gill) and Calder W. Martin, Calder Jr. and Will, of Signal Mountain, Curt and Jocelyn Gill, Davis, Curtis and Louisa, of Lookout Mountain, Philip L. and Melissa Gill, Smyrna, Tenn., Lori Ellen (Gill) and James Williams, Pasadena, Md., Charles G. Thomas III (Chrystal Hartman) and Carley Lynn Thomas, of Chattanooga, Cassi and Kendall Thomas, Marshall and Alisabeth, Soddy-Daisy, Courtney and Mark McKenzie, Mickale and Alexis, Soddy-Daisy; sister, Emma Lou Grant, Soddy; special nieces, Sonja Haire, Tonja Jones, Charlotte Petty, Barbara Morrison, Judy Hurley and Babs Teague; special nephews, Doyle Grant, Bill Teague and Freddie Teague. And from these are children and grandchildren too numerous to list but not failing to mention because she cared for them all. And her dear neighbors and friends whom she loved and enjoyed living near over 64 years.
Her life was richly touched by these families and friends in a positive way. She was kind, loving and compassionate. Our family was richly blessed to be graced with her presence for 87 years.
Services will be today at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Darrell Winters officiating.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Don and Morris Elliott, Sam Petty, Gary McDonald, Butch Thomas, Frank Mulkey and J.W. Bailey.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.


The Chattanooga Times Free Press, August 4, 2008.



Submitted by Becky Gill Thomas