Anna Jean Whitt Lee
Born Anna Jean Whitt on August 24, 1925, to Martin F. and Lula Adkins Whitt, Ms. Lee, Anna Jean or Annie as she was known brought a smile to everyone's face with a pointed quip or one of her numerous stories of family members, her life experiences or Athens/Limestone County history.
Anna was much loved by her family and friends and rarely met a stranger. She loved baking the best angel food cakes from an old family recipe or specialty bread and was happy to share the recipe or teach you how to make it! She had also been prolific at numerous handicrafts through the years including cross-stitch, sewing, weaving baskets and jewelry-making.
Anna graduated from Florence State Teacher's College (now UNA) in Florence, Alabama, and started her first career teaching elementary school, but she found her true passion as a social worker after receiving her master's degree in rehabilitative counseling from the University of Florida. It was during her time as a social work supervisor in Moulton, Alabama, that Anna headed up the adult protective services unit and positively touched many people's lives through her service to the community.
The family would like to say a big thank you to all her friends and loved ones for visiting in the past few months and to the Manna program from the Athens Methodist for the outreach.
She is survived by her sister, Marjorie Walker of Athens, Alabama; and son, Ted Lee of Austin, Texas. She will be greatly missed.
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Athens City Cemetery with the Rev. Judy Rich officiating.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Limestone County at P.O. Box 626, Athens, AL 35612; 405 S. Marion St., Athens, AL 35611; or call (256)-232-5017.
Published on September 23, 2019


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Loretta Merrell Ekis
Oct 04, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Marjorie and her son Ted. Anna was a wonderful friend and cousin. I will miss her. God Bless you and all those who knew and loved her.
Loretta Merrell Ekis
Oct 04, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Marjorie and Ted. I know you will miss Anna, and I will as well. God bless you.