August 15, 1947 - January 19, 2021
Marilyn Powers Batts, 73, passed away peacefully in a local hospital on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 after a brief illness. She was a longtime faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Marilyn served the community by volunteering at Memorial Hospital gift shop, Hamilton County Board of Elections and Girl Scout Troop Leader. She was a loyal member of Alpha Bets (wives of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity members) where she continued to serve until her passing. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Claude “Pete” Batts; her mother, Libby B. Powers; and her brother, Carl T. Powers. Left to cherish her memories are: daughter, Tracy (Robert) Bosley of Atlanta, GA; son, Claude Terry (Tia) Batts of Charlotte, NC; father, Monroe Powers, Jr. of South Pittsburg, TN; a devoted nephew, Tommie Batts, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; granddaughters, Tera Batts and Tianna Batts of Charlotte NC, Nia and Nadia Bosley of Atlanta GA; sisters, Gloria P. Batts of Huntsville, AL and Veronica P. Ritchie of Huntsville, AL; brothers, Willard V. (Marilynn) Powers of Huntsville, AL, Terry (Renee) Powers of South Pittsburg, TN, and Tony Powers of Honolulu, HI; brothers-in-law, Tommie (Teresa) Batts, Sr., Fred E. (Eleanor) Batts, and Marvin L. (Betty) Batts, all of Huntsville, AL; sisters-in-law, Geraldine B. Clark and Freda Batts, both of Huntsville, AL, and Millie M. Batts of Chattanooga, TN; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends. Marilyn will lie-in-state Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 12:30-5:00 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Family service will be Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help with Father Mike Nolan as the eulogist. She will lie-in-state on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 9-2 p.m. (CST) at Royal Funeral Home in Huntsville, Alabama with the burial to follow at 3 p.m. (CST) in Valhalla Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to: Catholic Charities @ www.CCETN.org OR Psi Lambda Educational Foundation, Inc. IN MEMORY OF MRS. MARILYN BATTS (choice of 3 methods) @ PO Box 334 Chattanooga, Tennessee 37401; cash app-$PL1926; [email protected] Local arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
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