Loraine McElroy
June 28, 1960 -
September 22, 2015

Visitation

September 25, 2015
11AM-1PM

Service 

September 25, 2015
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

A beloved mother, daughter and sister — Henri Loraine McElroy was born into this world in Mulberry, Tennessee on June 28, 1960. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Henry Leon Sebastian and Mrs. Beatrice Sebastian. She departed this life at the age of 55 on September 22, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

Loraine grew up playing basketball for Mulberry Elementary School. Along with her family, she was also an avid member of Elm Street Church of Christ in Lynchburg. She graduated from Central High School and Motlow State Community College. As a military wife, Loraine was given an opportunity to travel the world and see many new places and meet many new faces. Her son, Anthony Jordale McElroy, was born in Wurzburg, Germany, and her youngest son, Trenton Durrell McElroy, was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. Loraine eventually moved back to Tennessee and settled down in Fayetteville. She took on a job at Arnold Airforce Base in Tullahoma, where she worked for over 20 years. Along with raising her two children, Loraine enjoyed singing and dancing. She was a kindred spirit who gave much more than she ever received. Her efficacious smile could light up a room. She leaves behind a memory that will be cherished and admired for all eternity.

Loraine is survived by her sister, Carol Sebastian of Fayetteville, Tennessee; two sons, Jordy and Trenton McElroy of Fayetteville Tennessee; an aunt, Susie Harden of Mulberry, Tennessee; an uncle, Marion Sebastian Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee; and a number of relatives and close friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 25, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Elm Street Church of Christ in Lynchburg, TN. Visitation with the family will be Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Elm Street Church of Christ in Lynchburg, TN.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Camp Joy, P.O. Box 8192, Lynchburg, TN 37352 or the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 470, Fayetteville, TN. 37334

Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of services for Henri Loraine McElroy.

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10 Comments

  1. craig mears

    Loraine,Wanda Frazier were very close friends for the 15 years I was working there we worked in the same building for about 5 years until Loraine took another job in another building. But I still talked to her every day on the phone and so did Wanda. ALL 3 of us went out to eat every friday. Wanda, Loraine and myself were best friends Lorizine was a joy to be around and I was blessed to be able to call her my friend. Her Wanda and myself all shared the same religion and we always had a great time when we were together. She was very devoted to her two sons. Even though I have been disabled since my wreck. Loraine will always be my friend. I just found out today and just can’t believe it. Love you Loraine and may God hold you in the Palm of his hand. Till we meet again dear friend.

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  2. Debbie Phelps Page

    I was so sorry to hear of her passing. We grew up together and she was always so happy and smiling. A sweet lady that will be missed by many people.

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  3. Sherry Parks

    I went to school with Loraine. She was one of the sweetest people. My thoughts and prayers go out to her boys and family.

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  4. Martie Warner

    I am sorry for your loss. It isn’t easy loosing a parent but she did a wonderful job raising you boys. She was very proud of you both and you were her light that made the twinkle in her eyes and that smile on her face. I was blessed to know her and I will never forget her.

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  5. Susan Wells-Jones

    So very sorry for your loss, we will always remember her laugh and smile

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  6. Phil Kemp

    Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. I will always remember Loraine as someone who always had a smile and usually a story to tell when work got us together at Arnold AFB. And I don’t think she ever met a stranger. She was truly one of a kind.

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  7. lawanna hale

    So very sorry for your loss. Loraine was a good friend and she thought the world of her boys.

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  8. Steve & Vickie Emmons

    We are so sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless each of you. Steve & Vickie Emmons

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  9. rhonda wilbanks

    My heart is heavy for the loss of my sweet friend…I love you girl

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  10. Stephen Simmons

    I’m sorry for your loss. Loraine will be missed. Praying for your family.

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10 Comments

  1. craig mears

    Loraine,Wanda Frazier were very close friends for the 15 years I was working there we worked in the same building for about 5 years until Loraine took another job in another building. But I still talked to her every day on the phone and so did Wanda. ALL 3 of us went out to eat every friday. Wanda, Loraine and myself were best friends Lorizine was a joy to be around and I was blessed to be able to call her my friend. Her Wanda and myself all shared the same religion and we always had a great time when we were together. She was very devoted to her two sons. Even though I have been disabled since my wreck. Loraine will always be my friend. I just found out today and just can’t believe it. Love you Loraine and may God hold you in the Palm of his hand. Till we meet again dear friend.

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  2. Debbie Phelps Page

    I was so sorry to hear of her passing. We grew up together and she was always so happy and smiling. A sweet lady that will be missed by many people.

    Reply
  3. Sherry Parks

    I went to school with Loraine. She was one of the sweetest people. My thoughts and prayers go out to her boys and family.

    Reply
  4. Martie Warner

    I am sorry for your loss. It isn’t easy loosing a parent but she did a wonderful job raising you boys. She was very proud of you both and you were her light that made the twinkle in her eyes and that smile on her face. I was blessed to know her and I will never forget her.

    Reply
  5. Susan Wells-Jones

    So very sorry for your loss, we will always remember her laugh and smile

    Reply
  6. Phil Kemp

    Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. I will always remember Loraine as someone who always had a smile and usually a story to tell when work got us together at Arnold AFB. And I don’t think she ever met a stranger. She was truly one of a kind.

    Reply
  7. lawanna hale

    So very sorry for your loss. Loraine was a good friend and she thought the world of her boys.

    Reply
  8. Steve & Vickie Emmons

    We are so sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless each of you. Steve & Vickie Emmons

    Reply
  9. rhonda wilbanks

    My heart is heavy for the loss of my sweet friend…I love you girl

    Reply
  10. Stephen Simmons

    I’m sorry for your loss. Loraine will be missed. Praying for your family.

    Reply

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