Annie Lee Hansen

30 juillet 194117 septembre 2021

Annie Lee McLeod Hansen, died on September 17, 2021. Annie Lee was a beautiful and vibrant soul. She was the sweetest person, loving and giving. Annie Lee had that rare quality called charm and a smile that could light up an entire room.

Annie Lee was born on July 30, 1941 to the late Dorothy Dillon McLeod and D. Graham McLeod. She was born and raised in North Carolina with her brother, the late David McLeod Lewis. After attending Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington DC, she met her future husband, Gary G. Hansen, who was stationed there while serving in the Navy. They were married in 1964 then moved to North Carolina, first living in Charlotte and then moving to Raleigh, where she raised her two sons. When her children were older, she served several terms as an assistant in the office of U.S. Congressman David Price.

Annie Lee enjoyed gardening and was a life-long animal lover, having many family pets. She also enjoyed spending time with the pets of neighbors, family, and friends. Starting young, she took many trips to the beaches and mountains of North Carolina with family and friends. She continued to travel as recently as 2020. She loved fashion, going out with friends, all kinds of music, and spending time outdoors.

Volunteering was very important to Annie Lee. She spent many hours working for different good causes. One of her favorites was writing letters as a pen pal to elementary school students. Annie Lee was a long-time member of Edenton Street United Methodist Church.

Annie Lee is survived by her two sons David Gilbert Hansen and Gary Dillon Hansen, and her three beloved grandchildren Caroline, David and Elena.

Her husband predeceased her in March of 2020.

A graveside service will be held on Friday September 24th at 11 o’clock a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with a reception to follow at Edenton Street United Methodist Church at the Chapel Annex. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Safe Haven Cat Shelter & Clinic, 8413 Garvey Drive, Raleigh NC 27616-3267.

Services provided by Brown-Wynne, 300 St. Mary's St., Raleigh.


  • Graveside Service with visiation to follow

    vendredi, 24 septembre , 2021

  • Visitation

    vendredi, 24 septembre , 2021


Annie Lee Hansen


Mildred Dillon

22 septembre , 2021

Gary-as Annie Lee’s 93 year old aunt, I want to thank you for taking such good care of your mama. When I was dating your mom’s uncle CA, your mama was in my ninth grade music class at Daniels Junior High School. We hit it off right away. She would always say that I was her favorite aunt, in return I would tell her she was my favorite niece.
She has blessed my life in so many ways and I am thankful she is at peace now. I would like to spend time sharing memories about your mother. Love, Aunt Mildred

Gay Eddy

21 septembre , 2021

I met Annie Lee when we both started working for Congressman David Price. We never worked in the same office — Annie Lee was in Raleigh and I was in Chapel Hill— but we talked on the phone many times each day (before computers). When I was away from the office, my calls would be forwarded to her. Annie Lee’s friendly Southern telephone voice was a definite plus for the office! Each Christmas Annie Lee and Gary would host a fun party in their lovely home for all the Price district staff. It was a pleasure to have her as a wonderful co-worker for many years. Gay Eddy

Robyn Winneberger

21 septembre , 2021

Annie Lee had a heart of gold! We worked together for Mr. Price for years and she was so kind to me when I first started with Team Price way back when. She was a dear friend and we kept in touch for years after her retirement. She encouraged me and kept things real and she never ever met an animal she didn't love! May she rest in peace.

Debbie Newman

21 septembre , 2021

What beautiful memories from Annie Lee’s loving granddaughter, Elaina! Annie Lee was my older first cousin and I learned so much about being honest and direct from her! She knew all the family stories. Annie Lee was always good about taking care of older relatives, a rarity these days.
When I was 7, I got to be a flower girl at her wedding. I thought she was a princess, but now she has become a queen in my eyes! Towards the end of her life, I had the pleasure of watching her son, Gary, care for her in such a loving way. His love for her has been an inspiration and a reminder of how Annie Lee also cared for others. Cousin Debbie

Carol Driscoll

21 septembre , 2021

Our sincere sympathy to David and Caroline Hansen on the loss of their Yaya. We know how much they loved her. She will be dearly missed by them. Also, to the rest of the family, we want to express our sincere condolences. May she rest in peace.

Love you Caroline and David,
Grandma and Papa Driscoll

Caroline Hansen

19 septembre , 2021

Annie Lee Hansen, my grandmother, was known to me my whole life as "Yaya". When I was born, she wanted me to call her "Lala" but "Yaya" was the best I could do. And so Yaya she was! I have too many memories with Yaya to just choose one. I will miss her laugh, her stories, her great love for cats (she passed those genes onto me), our seasonal chocolate and pecan pies and much much more. Rest in peace sweet yaya, I love you with all of my heart!

Mary Byrum Conyers

18 septembre , 2021

It’s always hard to lose a friend. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of Annie Lee’s family members.