Nellie Lee

December 25, 1944May 17, 2013

Nellie Lee, 68, of Acworth, GA passed away Friday, May 17, 2013. Mrs. Lee was born December 25, 1944 in Marietta, GA, daughter of the late James Ervin Swanson and Lila Mae Callaway Swanson. Mrs. Lee sold Avon products for 35 years and retired from Tip Top Poultry after 32 years of employment. She enjoyed spending quality time with her husband of 30 years, Donald Lee. They would sit and talk with each other and watch her favorite soap operas. She also loved to spend her Saturdays shopping and eating dinner at Red Lobster with her sister, Frances Smith. She was an active member of Iron Hill Baptist Church in Acworth. Mrs. Lee is preceded in death by her sister, Ruby Curtis; brothers Ervin and T.H. Swanson; nephews, Nathan Swanson and Freddie Swanson, Jr.; and niece Dorinda Hightower. Survivors include her husband, Donald Lee; son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Tina Queen of Woodstock; son, Troy Queen of Woodstock; son and daughter-in law, Douglas and Marsha Lee of Gibson; son and his fiancé, Matthew Lee and Glenda Edwards of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Donna Sue and Donald Edge of Irvine, KY; sisters, Frances Smith of Kennesaw and Mary Kate Griffin of Ellijay; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Freddie and Joyce Swanson of Acworth and Murl and Kathy Swanson of Cartersville; 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Monday May 20, 2013 from the Chapel of Owen Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Guider and Rev. Douglas Lee officiating. Interment will immediately follow from White Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Matthew Lee, Joshua Lee, Lamar Queen, Ryan Queen, Dwayne Smith and Brent Meeks. Honorary pallbearers are Brandon Swanson and William Carter. The family will receive friends 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Owen Funeral Home. Please visit to post tributes and sign the on-line register. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 20, 2013

Nellie Lee

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May 20, 2013

Aunt Nell, you will be missed dearly. So very saddened that you have gone on, but trust you are with loved ones on the other side. -Angela Curtis Dubovsky

May 18, 2013

Betty Ann Power Giguere