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Jeanette M. Tapley

January 9, 1934 - February 19, 2012

Jeanette McCollough Tapley, 78, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, with family and friends at her side following a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Biggers Funeral Chapel. Interment: She will be laid to rest …read more

Jeanette McCollough Tapley, 78, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, with family and friends at her side following a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Biggers Funeral Chapel. Interment: She will be laid to rest for the ages Saturday alongside her beloved husband in Cheatham Hill Memorial Park in Marietta, Ga. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Biggers Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at pulmonaryfibrosis.org or 888-733-6741.

Jeanette was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Jasper, Ala., the youngest of five siblings, to Christian parents Walter Key and Lillie Belle McCollough. Her love for the Lord and for family carried all the way through her adult life. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles Wayne Tapley, and was happily married for 47 years. She worked for International Harvester as a data entry operator for 31 years, retiring at the young age of 52. She was a confessed believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ from a very young age and now she moves on to her New Testament reward. She will always be remembered by her family and those who knew her as one who tried to live by her faith each and every day.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and all siblings.

Survivors include her son, Art Tapley and wife, Sheila; daughter, Tina Hudson; grandsons, Eric Hudson and Michael Tapley; granddaughter, Christi Berry and husband, Josh; great-granddaughters, Zoe Mykael Tapley, Peighton McCarty Berry and Hannah Grace Berry; and many nieces and nephews.

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