Janell L. Brandon, 81 of Chattanooga, Tennessee (formerly of Scottsboro) passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 in Hixson, Tennessee following a brief illness.  She was a retired cosmetologist owning her own shop for many years.

There has never been or will ever be a mother as wonderful as ours. We will miss her with all our heart. We love you Momma and Nanny.

Janell is survived by her mother, Peggy Wilks; fiancé, Thomas Burk; children, William Roger Brandon (Rene), Kathie Brandon Averett (Kenneth) and Michael E. Brandon; grandchildren, Randy Don Brandon, Jamie Kennedy, Jennifer Kelsey, Corey Jerome Marquez and Kendrick Cox; many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews; sisters, Bonnie Faye Wilks Richey, Linda Wilks Chambers, Joann Wilks Jones and Edna Wilks Pruett; brother, Richard D. Wilks and sister, Gail Wilks Brice.

Janell was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Stella Bailey Wilks; sister, Helen Louise Wilks; brother, Wayne Wilks and grandparents, Doyle A. and Mamie Bailey and Dee and Anna Laurie Wilks.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Rudder Funeral Home in Scottsboro.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, at 2 p.m., with Richard Mansfield officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.rudderfuneralhomes.com.