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Ida Partridge

Ida Ruth Collier Partridge

Monday February 1st, 2021
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“Well done thou good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21). Ida Ruth Collier Partridge
was called to her heavenly home on Monday, February 1, 2021. Born on September
17, 1926 to the late Oliver and Julia Collier, she was preceded in death by her sisters
Dezel Johnson, Evelyn Adams, Doris Maffett and brother, Oliver Collier. The life she
lived was testimony to the Christian tenets of love, graciousness and service.

A Chattanooga native, she graduated from Howard High School. She attended Clark
College, Atlanta, Georgia and later Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee,
where she was one of the first to earn a Master’s degree in Elementary Guidance and
Counseling. Mrs. Partridge taught thirty five years in the Chattanooga Public School
System. Her areas of expertise included home economics, elementary and middle
school curriculum, social studies and art education. Mrs. Partridge was a beloved
teacher whose personal warmth and professional commitment enriched the lives of her
students. She was also an accomplished and talented educator. She helped design an
international award-winning curriculum entitled “Careers Going Global”. This three-
pronged curriculum, filmed in Hong Kong, introduced students to Americans living and
working overseas.

Mrs. Partridge was active in a number of church activities; and professional and civic
organizations. She held memberships in the three Chattanooga, State of Tennessee
and National Education Associations as well as the Retired Teachers Association. She
was a life-long faithful member of The Church of Christ, where she participated in
several women’s endeavors. Mrs. Partridge was a proud and active member of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for seventy four years.

Mrs. Partridge was a passionate world traveler. Through the years, travels to Cairo and
The Nile, Egypt; Hong Kong and Beijing, China; Athens, Greece; Paris, France;
Singapore, London, England, Bangkok, Thailand; Japan, Indonesia, Costa Rica,
Switzerland, Madrid and Malaga, Spain; Mexico and Canada provided opportunities to
incorporate these experiences into classroom lessons.

Mrs. Partridge leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving and dedicated daughter,
Dr. Chrystal Partridge; and four devoted sons, Lamar (Dedra), Joseph (Debbie), Alvin
(Sylvia) and Adrien (Barbara) Partridge. Twelve grandchildren: JeVata Partridge, Dr.
JeNita Partridge, Julian Partridge, Renitta Partridge (deceased), Chrystal (Victor)
Williams, Joseph (Ashley) Partridge, Tiffany Partridge, Alvin (Diana) Partridge, Lauren
Partridge, Dr. Stephanie (Spencer) Moss, Anjelica (Will) Robinson, and Keri (Scott)
Shealy. Ten great-grandchildren: Noah Shealy, Christian Woods, Deltric Malone, Delea
and Jayden Partridge, Isaiah Jackson, DeShaun and Reagan Pugh, Isaiah and
Brooklyn Partridge. Five great-great grandchildren complete her legacy. A dear cousin,
Eddye Jones. Favorite nieces and nephews: Emmitt James, Denzella Biggers,
Stanley, Marva, William and Reginald Maffett, Fabra Smith; Jessica and Myron Collier;
Yvette and James Adams, Alaino and Chandrea Cann,Travis, Carla, and Camille
James, Talise Browning; Carol Moore; Anthony Partridge and Myra Eberhart, and
Sister-in-law Sue Partridge. Dear neighbors Dianthia Safford, Wanda Montgomery and
Jimmy Johnson and a host of other relatives, sorors and friends.

Those of us who loved the late Ida Ruth Collier Partridge will always be warmed by the
memory of her beautiful smile and the sound of her laughter, her sense of humor and
the kindness and generosity shown to all who knew her. The perpetual light of her love
will glow forever in our hearts.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2-6 p.m. at John P. Franklin
Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404. A private family
Celebration of Life Service, livestreamed on The John P. Franklin Funeral Home
Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/jpfchattanooga., will be held Thursday,
February 11, 2021, 11 a.m. Internment immediately following at Lakewood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Ivy
Rose Foundation, P.O. Box 81053, Chattanooga, TN 37414 or Third Street Church


















Well done thou good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21).

Ida Ruth Collier Partridge was called to her heavenly home on Monday, February 1, 2021. Born on September 17, 1926 to the late Oliver and Julia Collier, she was preceded in death by her sisters Dezel Johnson, Evelyn Adams, Doris Maffett and brother, Oliver Collier. The life she lived was testimony to the Christian tenets of love, graciousness and service.
A Chattanooga native, she graduated from Howard High School. She attended Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia and Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, where she was one of the first to earn a Master’s degree in Elementary Guidance and Counseling. Mrs. Partridge taught thirty five years in the Chattanooga Public School System. Her areas of expertise included home economics, elementary and middle school curriculum, social studies and art education. Mrs. Partridge was a beloved teacher whose personal warmth and professional commitment enriched the lives of her students. She was also an accomplished and talented educator. She helped design an international award-winning curriculum entitled “Careers Going Global”. This three-pronged curriculum, filmed in Hong Kong, introduced students to Americans living and working overseas.

Mrs. Partridge was active in a number of church activities, and professional and civic organizations. She held memberships in the three Chattanooga, Tennessee and National Education Associations as well as the Retired Teachers Association. She was a life-long faithful member of The Church of Christ, where she participated in several women’s endeavors. Mrs. Partridge was a proud and active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for seventy four years.
Mrs. Partridge was a passionate world traveler. Through the years, travels to Cairo and The Nile, Egypt; Hong Kong and Beijing, China; Athens, Greece; Paris, France; Singapore, London, England, Bangkok, Thailand; Japan, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Madrid and Malaga, Spain; Mexico and Canada provided opportunities to incorporate these experiences into classroom lessons.

Mrs. Partridge leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving and dedicated daughter, Dr. Chrystal Partridge; and four devoted sons, Lamar (Dedra), Joseph (Debbie), Alvin (Sylvia) and Adrien (Barbara) Partridge. Twelve grandchildren: JeVata Partridge, Dr. JeNita Partridge, Julian Partridge, Renitta Partridge (deceased), Chrystal (Victor) Williams, Joseph (Ashley) Partridge, Tiffany Partridge, Alvin (Diana) Partridge, Lauren Partridge, Dr. Stephanie (Spencer) Moss, Anjelica (Will) Robinson, and Keri (Scott) Shealy. Ten great-grandchildren: Noah Shealy, Christian Woods, Deltric Malone, Delea and Jayden Partridge, Isaiah Jackson, DeShaun and Reagan Pugh, Isaiah and Brooklyn Partridge. Five great-great grandchildren complete her legacy. A dear cousin, Eddye Jones. Favorite nieces and nephews: Emmitt James, Denzella Biggers, Stanley, Marva, William and Reginald Maffett, Fabra Smith, Jessica and Myron Collier, Yvette and James Adams, Alaino and Chandrea Cann; Travis, Carla, and Camille James, Talise Browning, Carol Moore, Anthony Partridge and Myra Eberhart, and Sister-in-law Sue Partridge. Dear neighbors Dianthia Safford, Wanda Montgomery and Jimmy Johnson and a host of other relatives, sorors and friends.

Those of us who loved the late Ida Ruth Collier Partridge will always be warmed by the memory of her beautiful smile and the sound of her laughter, her sense of humor and the kindness and generosity shown to all who knew her. The perpetual light of her love will glow forever in our hearts.

Public viewing will be held 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at the funeral home. A private family funeral service will be held. Interment: Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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Elizabeth Hill-Ringer

Posted at 04:35pm
Ms. Partridge,
I will always Love.
Ms.Patridge was my teacher. At Mary Ann Garber Elementary, I was given a trophy for being the " smartest girl" in the school. I went to Ms. Partridge and wanted to give it back. I said, " I don't believe I deserved it". She corrected me. I went on to Hardy Junior High. Each day I my path home passed by Mary Ann Garber Elementary and everyday some teachers were there as the students were let out of school. Every time Ms. Partridge saw me she would ask how I was doing and if it was report care day she would ask me for my report card. If grades were not as she expected she would let me know. " you can do better than that." Because of her continued push ,caring and support of my family. I did better. I thank you family for the opportunity I had to share in Ms. Partridge's life. R.i.P My Teacher.

Wanda Knowles

Posted at 11:18am
I was saddened to hear of her passing. I will miss my neighbor and gardening partner.
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Horace Jackson

Posted at 05:55am
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Ida Partridge, a life well lived.
Horace Jackson
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Rachel Pennington

Posted at 10:57pm
She was my first grade teacher! I loved her! I'm so honored to have been her student because she was such a sweet spirit! I will ALWAYS remember Ida Ruth Partridge. There is a special place in my heart for her. I am praying for all of you for strength at this time.
Rachel (Edwards) Pennington
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Stephina Walker

Posted at 08:47pm
We will always have Mrs. Partridge I our thoughts. We loved her. The Mountain Creek Elementary group.
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