July 24 1929 September 14 2019
Sylva, NC- Helen “Tence” Agee, 90, formerly of Johnson City, died Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Vero Health & Rehab of Sylva, following an extended illness. Tence was a native of Philadelphia, TN and was a resident of Johnson City for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late John B. and Helen McCrary Windle. Tence received her Bachelor Degree in Education from East Tennessee State College in 1951. She taught 1st grade at Steckee School, Philadelphia, from 1951-52, and Boones Creek Elementary from 1952-53, and kindergarten at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church from 1962-65, Dunbar Elementary from 1965-74, and Town Acres Elementary from 1974-76. In 1976 Tence was honored by being named an Outstanding Leader of Elementary and Secondary Education, and was a life member of the Tennessee Congress of the Parent Teachers Association. She was a longtime member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was lovingly known as “the hat lady”, volunteered as a greeter and with meals-on-wheels. In addition to her parents, Tence was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Evans Agee, in 1999, her brother, Jay Windle, and her sister, Catherine Ann McQueen. She is survived by her children, David Lyon Agee and wife Margaret, Daniel Island, SC, and Catherine Ann Agee, Smyrna, GA; her grandchildren, Evan Thomas Agee, Ashville, NC, and Leanne Catherine Agee, Raleigh, NC; nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 2:00 P.M., from the Chapel of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Lester, officiating. Special music will be provided by David, Margaret and Leanne Agee, and The Reverend Douglas Grove-DeJarnett. Interment will follow in Monte Vista Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 P.M. at the church. In-lieu-of flowers, memorials may be made in Tence’s name to Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601. Please click here to view the video tribute To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Helen “Tence” (Widle) Agee please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Helen Tence Widle Agee July 24 1929 September 14 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Johnson City, state: Tennessee