June 9, 1918 - October 14, 2019
KESTNER, Freddie Mae McIntyre of Nashville, TN passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the age of 101. She was preceded in death by her husband, Retired Captain of Nashville Metro Fire Dept., Haley W. Kestner, who passed away December 27, 2000. They were married for 63 years; parents, Cora Ford and Donald T. McIntyre; brother, Donald Jr. and sister, Margaret Augustus. Freddie is survived by her daughters, Emma Jean (Doyle) Neeley and Freddie Mae (Bill) Moore; one granddaughter, Samantha Lee Neeley (Chris) Roberts; nieces, nephews and many friends. Freddie was born in Nashville on June 9, 1918. She attended Warner Elementary, Lebanon High School (1 year) graduating from East Nashville High School on June 9, 1937. She attended 12 years of school and never missed a single day. She was a member of Dalewood United Methodist Church in Nashville. While a member of Kern Memorial Methodist Church she served as Past President of WSCS. She also taught Sunday School at Kern for 11 years. In 1959 Freddie Finished in the top 10 in Mrs. Nashville Contest. Freddie had many talents that she shared. Teaching millinery (hat making) and needlework classes at Country Clubs, Garden Clubs, Girl Scout groups, YMCA, and to Church members. She served as a judge for beauty contests, 4H Fairs, County and State Fair’s needlework. She was a charter member of Cheekwood Chapter of Embroiders Guild of America, Past President of Lakeview Garden Club, Little Creek FCE Club and Inglewood Home Demo Club, A Master Quilter and a member of the Lakeshore Quilt Guild. She won numerous blue and grand prize ribbons. She designed and needlepointed Davidson County Square for Tennessee Map “Tennessee Homecoming ’86 Project of the Tennessee Extension Homemaker Council.” She designed and quilted a banner for New York City Statue of Liberty Celebration in July 1986. Freddie was the first woman to serve as a petit juror in Davidson County Criminal Court. On the occasion of her 100 birthday she was recognized by the Tennessee Citizens and Governor Bill Haslam with the Centenarian Award. She will be missed by family and friends. Visitation will be at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home, 2707 Gallatin Rd. on Monday Oct. 21 from 12PM until the time of our service at 1PM. Dr. Hubert Cunningham officiating. Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery, 5110 Gallatin Rd., immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her name to the ‘Box 55 Association’, P.O. Box 202 Madison, TN 37116, which provides rehab services to our First Responders in Nashville, TN. The family would like to send Thank You to the Staff at McKendree Manor Village, Hermitage, TN for the wonderful care they provided for her along with the care of Adoration Hospice. She made the Manor her home since October 2014, 5 years. Honorary Pallbearers will be Nashville Metro Fire Dept. PHILLIPS-ROBINSON FUNERAL HOME, (615)262-3312.
KESTNER, Freddie Mae McIntyre of Nashville, TN passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the age of 101. She was preceded in death by her husband, Retired Captain of Nashville Metro Fire Dept., Haley W. Kestner, who passed away December 27,... View Obituary & Service Information
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