JoAnn (Williams) Coffel
January 26, 1942 ~ July 14, 2023

JoAnn Williams Coffel, 81 of Chattanooga, TN passed away Friday, July 14, 2023.

JoAnn was born and raised in the Chattanooga area. She attended Central High School and was of the Baptist faith. JoAnn retired after 20 years as the Cafeteria Manager with the Hamilton County School System. She enjoyed reading her Bible, watching western movies, and caring for her family. JoAnn was a straight-laced woman but she loved to laugh, was happy go lucky, and very hard working.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Williams; and daughter, Deborah Penney.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Jerry Coffel; son, Terry (Ruby) Coffel; grandchildren: Kevin Coffel, Matthew Rigsby, Ethan Penney, Daniel Penney, and Korie Palm; three great grandchildren; brother, David (Mitzi) Williams; and one niece.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 17th, 2023 from 4-8pm and Tuesday July 18th, 2023 from 10am until the funeral hour at 11am in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Ken Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at or to Hospice of Chattanooga at

Funeral Home in Charge

Lane Funeral Home – South Crest Chapel
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741