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.