Lula Ann Hennessee Roberts, 95, of Athens, died Monday, September 9, 2019 at her home.
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She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late James William and Anna Belle Hutsell Hennessee. She was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph Summerfield Roberts, Sr., a daughter, Jo Ann Roberts Arnold Roberts, and five brothers and three sisters.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens and had been associated with Sears and Proffitt's as a sales clerk for many years .
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Summerfield, Jr. and Carol Faris Roberts of Riceville; a granddaughter, Lauren Ashlee Roberts; three grandsons Mark Allen (Amy) Arnold, Joel (Stephanie) Arnold and Justin Roberts; two great-granddaughters, Emily Catherine Arnold and Mary Grace Arnold; sister-in-law, Evelyn Roberts of Athens; and one nephew, T.A. (Bud) Roberts (Kay Bush).
A funeral service will be conducted, 11:00 am, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Union Chapel United Methodist Church with Dr. Bill Henard officiating. Interment will follow in Union Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00-11:00 am at the church prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Price, Steve Norwood, Steve Faris, Mike Stephens, Joe Ray and Derrick Vestal.
The family suggests memorials be made to Alzheimer's Association, NE/SE TN Chapter, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive Suite 22, Chattanooga, TN 37421; or Union Chapel Cemetery, c/o Edith Hutsell, 549 County Road 114, Athens, TN 37303.