Lee Hackney, age 91 of Friendsville, TN, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Born on January 25, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Frank Leon and Iva (Gamble) Hackney of Friendsville, TN, and sister of the late James Walker Hackney of New Paris, Ohio. Lee was saved at Sevier Heights Baptist Church as a child. She was a treasure to many. Lee was an amazing artist, herbalist, botanist, bug and rock collector and rescuer of animals. She was very crafty and resourceful. She loved all things natural and handmade. Lee was a wonderful storyteller and she enjoyed sitting on her plant filled porch with visitors at her home in Friendsville. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Gladys M (Sandusky) Hackney; her nieces: Lois Hackney- Zurwell; Janice Hackney-Case and her nephew, Jim (Debra) Hackney. She leaves grandniece: Lisa (Curtis Kreft) Zurwell, her grandnephews: Jeremy (Brittany) Zurwell and Jim (Malia) Hackney; also grand nieces and nephews: Elijah, Caleb, Logan, Alayna, Caiden, Parker, Carolynn and Cierra. Much appreciation and love go to her beloved family, her close friends and her sweet neighbors and for the wonderful care provided by University of TN Hospice Nurses, CNAs and Social Workers. Condolences and memories may be sent to: Karen and Ed Benson 1851 Carters Chapel Road Lenoir City, TN 37771 A private memorial service for close family and friends will be held in May 2022.

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