Esther Lee Frisbee

August 23, 1934March 5, 2019

Waynesville-Esther Lee Frisbee, 84, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Smoky Mountain Health and Rehabilitation. Esther Lee was born in Haywood County on August 23, 1934, to the late Walter and Girtha Duckett Wright. Esther Lee was a dedicated minister’s wife, supporting Rev. Floyd in his ministry. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, crocheting, gardening, and canning. Esther Lee used her cooking skills to feed many school children while working in the cafeteria. She will be remembered for her cream corn and coconut cake. Esther Lee also enjoyed the outdoors whether she was camping or fishing with Rev. Floyd in their adventures at Lake Chatuge.

In addition to her parents, Esther Lee was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Floyd Frisbee; daughter, Chereˊ Frisbee; and her sister, Ruth Mae Rogers.

Esther Lee is survived by her special niece, Angie Lowe as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 9, in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations with the Reverends Billy Ferguson and Phillip Wyatt officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

The family would like to offer a word of thanks to the nurses and staff at Smoky Mountain Health and Rehabilitation for their compassionate care of Esther Lee.



  • Visitation Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2019


  • Burial

Esther Lee Frisbee

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Cindy Royal

March 11, 2019

I'm very sorry for your loss. It was my privilege to cook for Ms. Esther and I enjoyed talking to her and hearing about her life.
She was VERY blessed to have you to look out for her, right up until her last breath.
God Bless you and your family.

Beth (Lowe) Emerson

March 6, 2019

What a lovely picture of Esther Lee. She was a truly a special person, and such a wonderful cook. If you ever tasted her coconut cake, you know exactly what I mean. I’ll never forget how good it was. I can’t begin to imagine her joy and happiness as she reunited with Floyd and Chere. Rest In Peace, Esther Lee. You are home at last. ❤️