Naomi Thompson Sexton, 75, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, in a local hospital.
She was a member of Samples Memorial Baptist Church for 48 years.
She was the daughter of the late Elmer Thompson and Mildred Buckner Thompson. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Melisa Lynn Wright; sisters: Katherine Huelett and Jean Burger; and brother, Dean Thompson.
She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Gilbert Sexton of Cleveland; one daughter, Sandra Holloway of Cleveland; stepdaughters: Pam Scoggins and husband, Rick, Betty Pierce and husband, R.B.; stepson, Gary Sexton and wife, Markette; grandchildren: Jonathan Freeman, Jason Freeman, Tyler Marcrom; great-grandchildren: Brysen Freeman, Essie Lee Grace Freeman, Lilli Freeman and Skylar Freeman; brother, Homer Thompson and wife, Denarae, of Greybwill, Wyo.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Samples Memorial Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Cameron, Lee Ingram and Mike Rymer officiating.
Interment will follow in Samples Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery with the deacons of Samples Memorial Baptist Church serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. this evening at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Baroness Erlanger Foundation, Children’s Hospital Foundation, 975 East Third Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Sexton family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.