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August 11, 2019

1/20/2019 - 12/31/2019 - EMPLOYMENT AT VOLKSWAGEN
Anyone interested in learning how to complete an application and getting information on the qualifications for employment at Volkswagen, please call Mr. James Moreland at 423-698-7276. Training classes will be held at Carver Recreation Center, 600 N. Orchard Knob Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404.

4/7/2019 - 9/7/2019 - Chattanooga-Knoxville Area Missionary Loose Change Drive

9:00 AM

THEME: "130 Years of Faith, Family, Friends and Fellowship - Worshiping in Love"
SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
SPEAKER: Miniter Ronald Harris, Second Missionary Baptist Church, Chattanooga
COLORS: Red and White with Gold Accessories
CHAIRPERSON: Sis. Vickie Hill
CO-CHAIRPERSONS: Sis. Tharyl Brown, Bro. Ray Hill, Sr.

Minister Ronald Harris accepted Christ at a young age.  He's served in many capacities at Second Missionary Baptist Church where he's been a member for over 60 years -- under the leadership of Emeritus Pastor Paul A. McDaniel for 48 years and under current Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ernest Reid. Minister Harris has a thirst for studying, teaching, preaching, and proclaiming the gospel!
Minister Harris is vice president of Diversity and Inclusion at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. His role is to cultivate a corporate culture where diversity and inclusion are aligned with the company’s corporate strategies and values. He provides strategic leadership and counsel for diversity initiatives within the organization, including diversity awareness training, recruitment, cultural competency training, employee development, and community outreach.
Minister Harris has served in various management roles at BlueCross for 30 years and is also a co-founder of the BlueCross BlueShield Association Diversity Alliance. The Alliance acts as a resource to share best practices and address diversity awareness and community outreach across the country.
In 2017, Minister Harris was nominated for a Legacy Award for Continuing the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream by the National Organization of Workforce (NOW) Diversity.  He has been interviewed by USA Today on corporate diversity, earned a nomination for the prestigious Robert Shaw Symbol of Hope Award, and has been featured in the Equal Opportunity Publication and African American Career World magazines. In 2015 Minister Harris was recognized by the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute as one of the top five men promoting women in Chattanooga.
Minister Harris frequently serves as an expert speaker at business functions and conferences nationwide on diversity topics that impact the workplace. His presentations address issues such as generational diversity, disability awareness, stereotypes, effective cross-cultural communication, religion in the workplace, and the business case for diversity.
Minister Harris is married to Rosalind Crutcher Harris and is the father of 2 children, his late son Jerron and his daughter Shronda.

11:00 AM EST
Our condolences to P.E. Emeritus Paul and Mrs. Adkins.

Janis Michelle Adkins Tillery, 63, passed away in peace and comfort with her husband by her side on July 31, 2019 at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in Cumming, Georgia, after a long battle with Dementia.

Janis was born January 22, 1956 at Monongahela Hospital located in New Eagle Pennsylvania to Maxine and Paul Adkins. According to her mother, she began singing before she could walk. She had a true gift and love for music. She is a 1973 graduate of Ringgold High School in Monongahela and attended New England Conservatory of Music to pursue a degree in Opera. She made her European operatic debut at just 17 years old before realizing a career in Accounting and a life lived for her family was her calling.

Most significantly, she fell deeply in love with her childhood friend and soulmate, David Tillery. Their 41 year marriage resulted in two children and two grandchildren. Janis supported David’s successful banking career that brought them to Strongsville, Ohio, Lexington, Kentucky, Arlington, Texas, Portland, Oregon, Scottsdale, Arizona, Fairfax, Virginia, and Atlanta, Georgia. Among their many loves, David and Janis shared a passion for the water and became avid boaters at National Harbor in Maryland and Lake Lanier Islands in Georgia.

While a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother (Nana), Janis made time to pursue her love of music, travel, and entertaining friends and family. Her time with the Sine Nomine Choral Ensemble in Lexington illustrates that merging of passions best.

She is survived by her husband, best friend and soulmate David, son David Tillery ll (wife Maliya) of Springfield, Virginia, daughter Erica of Atlanta, Georgia, grandchildren Sydni and Jet, parents Paul and Maxine Adkins of Chattanooga, Tennessee, siblings Paul (wife Mary) and Krystle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Autumn Adkins Graves (husband Vann) of Chattanooga, Teneesee. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and a host of friends and loved ones.

David extends special gratitude to Leisa Thomas and Tara Khan who helped provide Janis excellent and loving care during her illness.

To honor Janis’ life and her long battle with Dementia, donations on her behalf are welcome to be sent to Dementia Society of America. Donations can be made online at www.dementiasociety.org

via mail
Dementia Society of America P.O.Box 600
Doylestown, PA 18901

A viewing will be held prior to the funeral service from 11-1pm on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. Her funeral service will be held following the viewing at 1pm. She will be buried at Mon Valley Memorial Park Cemetery. A repast at the church will follow the burial service.

Please visit https://www.houseoflawinc.com/notices/Janis-Adkins-Tillery for additional information.

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