Jennifer Melissa Bain


Jennifer Melissa Bain, 47, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1974, to Bedford Michael Thomas and Janet Ruth Minnis Thomas. Jennifer enjoyed traveling, gardening and knitting. She was dearly loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Esta Murray Minnis and Frederick “Jack” Minnis; paternal grandparents, Barbara Hicks Thomas and E. Bedford Thomas; father-in-law, Clyde Frederick Bain; and brother-in-law, Joel Steven Bain.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her parents, Michael and Janet Thomas; husband, Jeff Bain; children, Matthew Alexander and Noah Alexander; sister, Beth Baker; sister-in-law, Andrea Shattuck; brother-in-law, William Bain; mother-in-law, Florine Bain; nieces, Brianna Thompson and Ashlyn Evans; and extended family members and friends.

Jennifer’s family will hold a family memorial gathering at a later date.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Jennifer or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at

In lieu of flowers, Jennifer’s family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga Cleveland Office at 2145 Keith St., Cleveland, TN 37311.



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