Elaine Ferguson Borden


Visitation Details

Service Details
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sunday, November 22, 2015 Sunday, November 22, 2015
Bordwine Funeral Home Bordwine Funeral Home
203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, Tn 37331 203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, TN 37331
Interment McMinn Memory Gardens












Elaine Ferguson Borden, 79, of Athens, TN went home to be with her Lord and Savior, whom she humbly served, Friday, November 20, 2015 after battling Alzheimer’s for many years. She was a daughter of the late Charles Ferguson and Anne Ferguson Cochran and a lifelong member of Englewood United Methodist Church; she loved singing in the choir and loved her church family. Elaine earned her B.S. in education from Tennessee Wesleyan College and her Masters from the University of Tennessee. She was a retired teacher from Englewood Elementary School where she had taught for many years.




Preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Jerry DeJuan Borden; grandson, Beau Borden; 2 sisters, Sara “Paddle” Rogers and Billie F. Koppa; and brother, C.B. Ferguson.




Survivors include her 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Jerry Miller of Englewood, TN, Connie and T.R. Vincent of Decatur; 2 sons, Michael Borden of Chattanooga and Rodney Borden of Englewood, TN; grandchildren and spouses, Chris and Becky Vincent of OK, Courtney Schultz of Chattanooga, Heather and Daniel Atkinson of Athens, Hunter and Mia Borden of Chattanooga, Sydney Miller of Englewood,  Dylan Miller of Englewood; great-grandchildren, Brady and Josie Vincent, Harper Sloan Schultz, Spence Schultz and Gracie Atkinson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronny and Joyce Borden, Pat Barnett and Betty Davis; several special nieces and nephews.




The family would like to thank the employees of Wellington Place of Athens for their years of loving care, the staff of NHC for their support and care, Amedysis Hospice, Dr. Craig Riley and Dr. Johnnie Carter.




Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 22, 2015 in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with Minister David Graybeal and Rev. Misti McCreary officiating. Family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Sunday prior to the service. The Interment will follow service in McMinn Memory Gardens. Chris Vincent, Dylan Miller, Jerry Miller, Hunter Borden, Daniel Atkinson, and Russ Barnett will serve as pallbearers.





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  1. Keith, Debbie, & Brooke Martin November 24, 2015

    Lisa and Family,

    We are saddened by the loss of Elaine. She was a wonderful mother to all and such a special lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of heartache. Memories of her will always be with me. -Keith

  2. Anne Catron November 23, 2015

    Elaine will be missed. She was a friend and neighbor for many years. Her years at Englewood School were memorable to many.
    My sympathy to all the family.

  3. Joyce and Keith Price November 23, 2015

    Your family is in our prayers. So sorry, we just found out about your moms passing. You were blessed to have a mom such as her.

  4. Sharon Cox Brock November 23, 2015

    Lisa, I am so sorry for the loss of your momma. I know the pain of losing a parent. My heart breaks for you and your family. I pray for comfort and peace

  5. Angie Chandler November 23, 2015

    I hated to hear of Mrs. Borden’s passing. I have lots of good memories of her from being my 5th grade teacher & softball coach at Englewood. She was a great teacher & coach! I pray each of you feel the love & comfort that only God can provide during these hard days ahead.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Angie (Daugherty) Chandler

  6. Carroll Ross November 22, 2015

    To the Borden Family,

    Was so sorry to hear of Elaine’s death. I did not know about it until late this afternoon, so I was unable to attend the services.

    She was a great neighbor, as was the whole Borden family. And I often remember the good times we had growing up in Englewood. Those were certainly the ‘good ole days.’

    You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this time of bereavement.

    Carroll Ross

  7. Sara Jo Qualls November 22, 2015

    Lisa and family,
    My condolences–may your memories sustain you. Your mom loved her family, and you have returned that love tenfold. You are in my thoughts,

  8. Sara Jo Qualls November 22, 2015

    Lisa and family,
    My condolences–may your memories sustain you. Your mom loved her family, and you have returned that love tenfold. Your are in my thoughts,

  9. Rev. Michael Ogle November 21, 2015

    Judy and I were so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. She was the PPR chairman when we came to pastor at Englewood UMC. Elaine went out of her way to welcome us and did everything she could to support us during our four years in Englewood. She was a real lady of faith and we were honored to count Elaine and Jerry as our friends. If we are unable to be at her service, please know that our prayers are with you.

  10. Cindy Brown Bivens November 21, 2015

    There are so many great memories of your mom from the neighborhood we all played in to our grown up years and Church. Elaine was such a good, strong, caring woman.
    We are never completely ready for that moment when our loved one goes to their heavenly home. Elaine is in peace.. talking, singing and laughing.
    And we will all be with her once again.
    Peace and Love be with you all.

  11. Jennifer Johnston Tackett November 20, 2015

    Mrs. Borden was one of my favorite teachers at Englewood Elementary.

  12. Stacy Hollingsworth November 20, 2015

    Sorry for your loss. She was an amazing lady and is now free of that horrible disease.

  13. Eugene Runion November 20, 2015

    With deepest sympathies. Your family is in my thoughts.

  14. Audrie( Morrow) Walden November 20, 2015

    Connie I’m so sorry to read that you have lost your Mother. She was such a sweet , kind and friendly lady.She always made us smile when she shopped at the Outlet Warehouse Store. I know you and all your family will miss her very much. Hang on to all the Good Memories and they will help ease the pain of loosing her. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. Audrie


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