Mary Nelle Veazey Moreland of Signal Mountain, TN passed from this life and into the hands of our Savior on Tuesday, August 9, 2023. She was 96 years old.
She was born and raised in Cottage Grove, TN on November 29, 1926, to the late Robert Lewis and Ola Mai Veazey, also of Cottage Grove.
Mary Nelle was a graduate of E.W. Grove High School. She was Valedictorian of her class. Upon graduation, she attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and majored in Home Economics. After earning her degree, she moved to Chattanooga, TN and worked in Nutrition Services for Dupont. It was in Chattanooga that she met her future husband, John Edward Moreland.
Mary Nelle and John were married for 51 years and made their home on Signal Mountain, where they lived for the duration of their lives. They had two boys, Mark Edward Moreland and Michael Robert (Brannan) Moreland. Mary Nelle had 5 grandchildren: Michael (Madi) Moreland; Grace (Brandon) Drummer; Emily (Andrew) Neuman; Mason Moreland; and Miller Moreland. She had 3 great-grandchildren: Millie Rae Moreland, Willow-Grace Drummer, and Brooks Neuman.
Mary Nelle enjoyed spending her free time with her church, her friends, her family, and supporting the Tennessee VOLS. She and John had season tickets for UT Football in Knoxville and UT basketball at UTC.
They especially enjoyed taking the boys when they were young but continued going to games into their retirement years. Mary Nelle was a devoted VOL fan for her entire life and loved all things Orange!
Mary Nelle also devoted herself to her church, Signal Crest United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years and was a member of the Womens’ Circle. She volunteered her time for her church in a number of ways and was always happy to bring a meal and/or pay a visit to members in need of assistance or company. Mary Nelle loved spending time with friends and was a member of multiple bridge clubs. She spent as much time as possible with her family, who she loved so well. There was nothing that made Mary Nelle happier than having her children and grandchildren in her home visiting. Above all, Mary Nelle loved the Lord and was faithful to Him.
Mary Nelle is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ola Mai Veazey; her brothers, WT Veazey and Joe Veazey; her husband, John Edward Moreland; and her son, Mark Edward Moreland.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 2pm at Signal Crest United Methodist Church (1005 Ridgeway Ave Signal Mountain, TN). Visitation from 1:00-2:00PM. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life reception in the Crest Center immediately following the Memorial Service. Attendees are encouraged to wear something Orange as a tribute to Mary Nelle.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Signal Crest United Methodist Church.