Amelia Kay Edgeman, 71 of Scottsboro, passed away on Jan. 8, 2020 in her home, due to complications from congestive heart failure.

Amelia was born in Ringgold, Georgia, in 1948, to Ruth and Sanford “Bill” Edgeman. She graduated from Ringgold High School in 1966 and worked briefly in the fashion industry in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area.

In the mid-1970’s, she moved to Illinois, before settling in Scottsboro in the early 1980’s to raise a family.

Known for her wry wit, Amelia was a bibliophile with a particular love for stories of mysteries and intrigue who also enjoyed Alabama Crimson Tide football and her treasured pets.

In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, she proudly raised Terrier puppies for sale when she lived at Flat Rock. Her greatest joy in life, however, came as a deeply caring and devoted mother whose compassion and nurturing ensured the best childhood for her two sons.

Amelia was preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Teems of Chattanooga.

She is survived by elder sisters, Rebecca McGee of Nashville, Tennessee and Gwen Childers of Chattanooga; brother-in-law, Gilbert Childers of Chattanooga; sons, Dr. Patrick Tapia and his wife Stephanie Tapia of Birmingham and David Tapia and Lytle Warren of Arlington, Virginia.

Amelia rejoiced over the precious time she was able to share with her one-year-old grandson, Max Tapia of Arlington.

Amelia is also survived by niece, Kim Stephens and nephews, Kent Stephens – both of the Chattanooga area – and Dr. Matt McGee of Franklin Tennessee. She is also survived by her beloved dogs, Gracie and Cookie.

Our beautiful sister, aunt, mother and grandmother will be missed, yet the memories of good times past will not fade. In lieu of flowers, the family asks regards made as memorial donations to the Humane Society.

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