December 8, 1935 – November 16, 2019
Annabel Butler Tyree, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 in Orlando, FL, surrounded by her loving family.
Annabel was born in Celina, TN on December 8, 1935 to George and Lockie Butler, and had 4 brothers and 4 sisters. On January 17, 1959, Annabel married James Houston Tyree in Nashville, TN. They were married for 60 years and had 4 children.
Annabel was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She was an excellent seamstress, creating play clothes, school outfits, prom dresses, homecoming dresses, Halloween costumes, etc. She was known for her storytelling, great sense of humor, and infectious laugh. She loved hosting special events for friends and family, putting to use her decorating and gourmet cooking skills.
Annabel is preceded in her death by her mother, father, 7 of her siblings, and her son James Houston, Jr. And she is survived by her husband James Houston Tyree, three children Lisa Kelly, Lynn Hall, and Sheri Fogg, and grandchildren, Heather Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Joel Hall, Alex Hall, Lindsey Hall, Wesley Fogg, and Colin Fogg.
The family will receive friends from 5 - 8 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 1413 South Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church Orlando, Reformation Chapel, 106 E. Church Street, Orlando, FL. Reception to follow the funeral service at the church, in the King Parlor.
- Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, November 21, 2019
- Interment Thursday, November 21, 2019
November 19, 2019
Mongie, I'll miss you so much. You were the most lively, loving human being. Your spirit and laugh was infectious. I'll forever hold dear your stories and every piece of you you've passed on to me. I can only try to be as loving to my friends and family as you were to me. Thank you for always being there for me no matter what. I love you!
November 19, 2019
You were the best Aunt a niece could ever have. But you were even a better friend that I will never forget. Will be seeing you and Mom someday, hopefully, not too soon. Thank you for being you, the sweetest loving person I have ever know. I love you! Julia