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Wanda "Wella" Lou Cox Adler

July 8, 1942 ~ September 16, 2020 (age 78)







With love in their hearts, the angels sang while the Lord delivered Wanda "Wella" Lou Cox Adler to her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Wanda was 78 years old and was living in Ringgold, GA with her grandson during her brief illness.    She had formerly lived in Jasper, TN then made her final earthly home in Clarksville, TN.     Wanda was born on July 8, 1942 to Thomas and Nellie Cox in Rockwood, TN.


She was of the Church of God faith and a member of the Living Church of God Church in Clarksville, TN.  Wanda had been employed for over 30 years with Steel Mill in Chicago, IL as the Security Manager.  As her family stated, Wanda loved her family, adored taking care of others, was a selfless woman and she touched everyone’s hearts that came to know her.   In her pastime, she loved cooking, gardening, traveling, music and dancing.     


Wanda is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Nellie Cox; grandson, Thomas Leon Vasquez; sister, Sue Simcox; daughter-in-law, Jana Turner Shelley and son-in-law, Juan Julian Vasquez.


Those left to cherish her fondness memories are her husband, Allen Adler, son, Jerry Lynn Shelley, Jr.; daughters, Tamara Lynn White and Deborah Sue Vasquez; nine (9) grandchildren, Anthony Levon (Melissa) Johnson, Gabe (Abbey) Johnson, Tony Colston, Lupe (Christopher Turner) Johnson, Juan (Katie) Vasquez, Matthew (Heather Smith) Vasquez, Eva (Shane Ahmed) Vasquez and Carly (Zachary) Hensley and twenty-eight (28) great-grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.


The family will have a private visitation on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, TN from 10:00 am to 11:00 am cst/11:00am to 12:00 noon est.


The public graveside service and interment will be held at the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN at 1:00 pm est/12:00 pm cst.  


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC, 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN  37347, 423-942-9500.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.tatefh.com.

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September 22, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

Graveside Service
September 22, 2020

12:00 PM

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