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Shalonda Meeks

Obituary of Shalonda Meeks

Pelham, Tennessee – Mrs. Shalonda Gallagher Meeks, 46, passed away unexpectedly Saturday February 13, 2021 at the Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was born in Fort Oglethorphe, Georgia on October 7, 1974.


She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Dale Gallagher; father-in-law, Norman Jr. “June Bug”  Meeks; aunt, Tressie Jo Gallagher Kennedy; cousin, Shannon Magourik; grandparents, Benton Clay and Cleora Wilson Gallagher.


She was a Testing Coordinator for Grundy County Schools and had worked in education for the past 18 years touching many lives.


She is survived by her husband, Monte Meeks; son, Bryson Braden; daughters, Karastin and Kyla Braden; step-son, Creed Meeks; step-daughter, Emilee Meeks; mother, Karen Barnes Gallagher; brother, Dustin (Tava) Gallagher; sister, Amanda (Jamie) Ruehling; grandchildren, Tristin, Lindley and Shayde Nunley; nephews, Jaden and Jeter Ruehling; niece, Jalie Ruehing; nephew, Devan (Akia) and Greyson Meeks, niece, Felicia (Blake) Rich; mother-in-law, Carolyn Meeks; brothers-in-law, Michael (Jackie), Craig (Jennifer) and Cory Meeks; uncles, Bobby (Shelia) and Kenny (Tammy) Gallagher and family; cousins, Shelly (Craig) Landis and family; Scotty Magouirk and Benji Gallagher.


Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in the Coalmont Cemetery with Ministers Jason Rymer and John Ross Jones officiating. Visitation 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee.