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Sylvia "Sue" Juanita Smith Bone answered God's call on April 2, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born into the family of Bessie Thornhill Smith and Hugh Lynn Smith on March 5, 1937 in Chattanooga, TN. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ira Bone, Jr., her sister, Patricia Smith Caudle, and special grandparent, Love Smith Christian. 

 

Sylvia committed her life to Christ at a very early age.  Her love for The Lord was exhibited constantly by the kindness and compassion with which she touched so many lives along the way. She brought many members into her family's extended family from the days when she was a teenage pianist at several Chattanooga  churches and throughout her work and church life. 

 

It was through her service to God that she met her beloved husband, Ira, while she was a pianist at a church in Dewberry, GA.  To this union four children were born: Vickye Iranetta Bone, Atlanta, GA; Gayle Lynn Bone, Patricia Bone McKenzie, Vincent Eric (Patricia) Bone, all of Chattanooga, TN.  Sylvia was born to be a mother and she fulfilled that role to its fullest. Her children were equally as devoted, serving as her personal caregivers throughout her extended illness. 

 

Nobody could bring a smile to her face like her grandchildren and great-grands.  She absolutely adored them. Her relationship with her nieces and nephews was always that of a second mom, and they often turned to Aunt Sue for advice or "confession" before they did to their parents. 

 

Sylvia was also "mama" or "sister" to many with whom she had no biological ties. She was so often their go-toperson, second only to God, when they needed to talk.  And she was never too busy or too tired to hear them out whether their calls were what most would consider serious or were undeniably trivial.  To her, they were all important. 

 

Loving memories of Sylvia will be cherished by her four children; her grandchildren, Erica Bone, Vincent Eric Bone, Jr., Stanley McKenzie, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Chloe Humphrey, Justin McKenzie; sister, BettyeLynn Smith, Chattanooga, TN; sister-in-law, Mattie Bone Massey, San Diego, CA; nieces, Michelle Caudle Strong, Daphne Ashley Strong, Chattanooga, TN, Robbie Williams, Jackie North, Joan North, Debbie North, Sheila Scott, San Diego, CA; nephews, Charles Ashley III, Chattanooga, Joel Patrick Caudle, Christopher Caudle, Nashville, TN, Floyd North, Jr., Carl North, Christopher North, San Diego, CA; several cousins, god-children, god-sisters, other relatives and special friends who are extended family. 

 

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6-7pm at John P. Franklin Funeral Home 1101 Dodds Avenue622-9995.   Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Friday, April 7th at Gethsemane Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Woods officiating.  Interment: Lakewood Memory Gardens East. 

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  • Monday, April 03, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, April 05, 2017
    May all your hopes, needs, longings have be granted to a measure not fathomed in earthly life. Rest in the everlasting arms forever dear Sue.
    ~ Sylvia Correa   Silver Spring, MD
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    I am truly sorry for your loss! My prayers go out to Sylvia's entire family during your moments of grief. May your lasting memories of your loved one lift you up, warm your heart and bring a smile to your face!
    ~ Dr. Everlena Holmes   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    My prayers are with the family.
    ~ Louise Terrell Miles   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    My prayers are with the family. May you rest in peace.
    ~ Maureen A - Nurse   chickamauga, GA
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    What a beautiful spirit. I'm so sorry for this loss. Thoughts and prayers continue to be with the family.
    ~ Rebecca suttles   chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Praying for you and your family during this time of sorrow
    ~ Thailia Smith   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    MY PRAYERS AND LOVE GO OUT TO YOU ALL. LOVE YOUR COUSIN MARGE
    ~ Margemyrea DAVIDSON   NORCROSS, GA
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Praying for you and your family during this time of sorrow
    ~ Thailia Smith   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    BettyeLynn and family - We were deeply sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be blessed with beautiful memories of your loving sister Sylvia. Love you - J and Arthur
    ~ JP and Arthur Powell   West Orange, NE
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    You are all in my prayers and thoughts.
    ~ When on B. Mowrer   Hixson, TN
  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    To BettyeLynn and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you embrace the memories of your beloved one.May God bless you with His comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding
    ~ Olivia Carson Barker   Nashville, TN
  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    Wanda and I were so sorry to see that your precious Mom passed. We were unable to come to funeral. I would love to talk to any of you if you have a chance. In case you don't remember I'm Jessie Pickett Singleterry's daughter. I loved you Mom. 423.400.5573
    ~ Vickie Pickett Smith   Chickamauga, GA
  • Saturday, April 08, 2017
    So very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. I am sure that Sylvia will be missed greatly by so many. The Bible promises that soon we will be united with our dear loved ones (Revelation 21:3-5, Isaiah 25:8, Job14:14&15) May God be with you and your family during this time. For additional information and comfort from the scriptures please visit jw.org Sincerely JL
    ~ James Lampkin Jr
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Family, I am deeply saddened for your loss. My SINCERE CONDOLENCES you you all. My Prayers is that GOD give you comfort and peace and that HE WILL be to you WHAYEVER YOU need HIM TO BE !!! I LOVE YOU ALL.
    ~ Alice Juanita Montgomery   Chattanooga, TN