C. Joanne Eberhardt, 89, of Cleveland, died on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at a local hospital, surrounded by family, who had traveled across the United States to celebrate her 90th birthday.
She was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Oakdale, Calif., the daughter of Julian and Beulah Battee. She was the third child of five siblings.
She received a religious studies degree from Southwestern Adventist University in 1985 after raising 10 children.
She performed mission work throughout her life and was an active member of Bowman Hills Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
She was preceded in death by her sisters: Wilda Cox and Jeanne Mannes; and brothers: Bob Battee and George Garrido.
She is survived by her sons: Mike of Cleveland, Ga., Jan of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Tim of Ukiah, Calif., Russell of Brooklyn, N.Y., Eddie of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters: Judy Eberhardt DeFoor of Ooltewah, Jeanie Eberhardt Cearley of Atlanta, Ga., Rosa Eberhardt of Hendersonville, N.C., Penny Eberhardt Reynolds of Blairsville, Ga., Sonia Eberhardt Bruce of Cleveland, Ga.; grandchildren: Kellyn Eberhardt Garrison, Joel DeFoor, Evan Eberhardt, Amy Cearley Ronning, Larson DeFoor Bennett, Brittney Bruce, David Bruce, Chrissy Eberhardt Parson, Claire DeFoor, Miguel Martinez, John Eberhardt, Peter Eberhardt, Carmen Martinez; and great-grandchildren: Hank Garrison, Azariah Parson, and Jill Marie Bruce.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ADRA.org or Maranatha.org.
Visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share condolences with the family and view the memorial tribute.
A service will be held Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Collegedale Community Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.
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