Berry Highland South


Nora Jane Leake

March 11, 1947November 7, 2021

It is with a sad and heavy heart we share that Nora Jane (Lindsey) Leake of Knoxville, formerly of Dandridge, TN, passed away November 7, 2021. She was born March 11, 1947 passed away from a third bout of cancer at home. She was a member of Buffat Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, James Wesley Lindsey and Lottie Mae McCarter of the Smoky Mountains. Jane, as she is known by, is survived by daughter, Sonya Leake Munsey; son, Michael Mitchell Leake; sisters and brothers, Mildred Lindsey Smith, Blanche Lindsey Hutchison, Hellen Lindsey Sellers, James Leroy (Ruth) Lindsey, John (Donna) Lindsey, Carol Lindsey Clark; grandchildren, Nicole Munsey (Teddie) Todd, Joseph Munsey; great-grandchildren, Teddie Marshall Todd; and many nieces, nephews and countless friends. Visitation will be held at Berry Highland South, 9010 E. Simpson Rd, Knoxville, TN, 37920 on Saturday, November 13th from 1:00-3:00pm. The Funeral Service will begin on Sunday, November 14th at 2:00pm, with the Interment to follow at Berry Highland South Cemetery, Reverend Dave Thomas officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jane's name to Buffat Heights Baptist Church, 2800 Mill Rd, Knoxville, TN, 37924. You are invited to view and sign the online guestbook at


  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, November 14, 2021

  • Interment immediately following

    Sunday, November 14, 2021


Nora Jane Leake

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Keely Duckworth

November 13, 2021

I worked with Jane at Target. She was the sweetest. She was always singing and happy. She would bring me sweets she made and they were delicious. Even after she retired she came to visit us. I know she is singing in heaven with the angels. I will miss her dearly.

Tammy Loveday

November 12, 2021

I worked with Ms. Jane for many years at Target.. she always was smiling and she worked hard there. She shared her faith with me and invited me to church to hear her sing. She was a bright light in our store.
I will miss her.

Tommy Daugherty

November 12, 2021

I had the great pleasure of working with Miss Jane for several years teaching 4th - 6th graders at Buffat Heights Baptist Church. She (and Sonya) were always a pleasure to work with, as we "explored the Bible" with our very smart children. These are memories I will cherish forever

Joseph Mack Carter

November 10, 2021

I knew Jane And Linda Ellison in the early 1980s...and loved them both! I met Jane (that's what she went by!) at Giant on Broadway. I have run into Jane for years since and the latest meeting within the last year at Walmart. She was a super-sweet lady and wonderful to talk to! I loved Jane and when I saw her obituary, I went into a shock! This was a bad surprise. Her family is in our prayers and I know that Jane has a perfect life now!

Ginger Reed

November 10, 2021

I worked many years with “Ms Jane” and even on the toughest days she always had a smile for everyone. Her memory will live in my heart forever!
Keep smiling my friend and now you can sing in the biggest choir there is!
Sending love, special thoughts and prayers to the family. - Ginger

Mary Allman (Kitts)

November 9, 2021

I was so sad to hear of Jane's passing. Although I haven't seen her in years I have many memories of her that make me smile. I also worked with her in a couple of jobs. Jane was an exceptional worker. She was laughing all the time making it so pleasant to be around her. My prayers are with the family. I pray for strength and comfort. May the Lord be with you. Mary

Linda Ellison

November 9, 2021

So sorry to hear about Jane passing, I haven’t seen her in a long time, we used to work together at Giant and Food Lion. She was a really sweet lady and good friend, we had lots of fun times, I’ll never forget her. Love and Prayers for all her family. Linda Ellison

Edna Smith

November 9, 2021

Oh how I’m going to miss you my friend! I know that sounds selfish on my part ,but I am praising our Lord that you no longer are suffering and are now in heaven. I will always treasure our friendship now over twenty years. Our singing together, traveling to competition, our walking and sharing with each other about both the good and bad but always having a friend who was always there when needed.. I have heard it said if you have one true friend you are truly blessed and I can honestly say I have been blessed having you as my friend! So long for now til we meet again in heaven!

Your friend in Christ,

Edna Gibbons Smith

Nicole Todd

November 9, 2021

My dearest Mamaw, You always will be one of my best friends, and one of my most precious loved ones. One of my favorite people in the entire world. I love you so much, yet some how you loved me more. I'm so happy Marshall had you in his life. We have so many great memories together. I'll miss your singing, your smell, your laugh, and so much more. I still cant believe your gone. It doesn't seem real. I'll miss you everyday. You were the most beautiful person inside and out, always laughing, smiling. Such a Godly person. I know one day ill get to see you again, but that doesn't make it any easier. There isn't a soul like you. Thank you for always being there for me no matter what, loving me fully, and making me feel so special. No one can take your place in my heart. My words fail me, I cant express how much this hurts, but how happy I am because I know where you are, and your out of pain. Until we meet again Mamaw, You are loved so much.