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Wanda Jo Lively

September 18, 1941 — December 5, 2020

Wanda Lively, age 79, passed away at her home Saturday, December 5, 2020. She was a life-long resident of Chattanooga, was of the Baptist faith and retired from Olan Mills as proof operator. She enjoyed family, spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling to the beach and taking an occasional cruise.

Preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, James “Buddy” Lively; parents, Jack and Beulah Forrester; sister, Shirley Cantrell; brother, Gary Forrester.

Survivors include children, Kandra Payne, Tammy “Alex” Padgett, Michele “Cheryl” Lively, Sandra Kelly, James “Tonya” Lively; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many friends.

A celebration of her life will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Chattanooga National Cemetery, with Reverend Mike Leroux officiating. Interment will immediately follow. Due to the national pandemic and cemetery requirements, all family members and friends are required to wear a mask.

Also add a special thanks to Kindred Hospice with Dr. Melvin, Cassidy Gabby, Ali and Carla who left a special place in our hearts.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Chattanooga National Cemetery

1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404

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