Bonnie Wade Lee

Bonnie Faylene Wade Lee of Elizabethtown, Kentucky passed away at the age of 78 on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in the intensive care unit of Hardin Memorial Hospital. Bonnie was born on April 4, 1942 in Russell Springs, Kentucky to Tyson D. Wade and Eula Mae Richardson Wade. She graduated from Russell County High School in 1960 and received a degree in education at Campbellsville University in 1964. She is survived by the love of her life of 54 years, Dr. William Henry Lee, Jr., her daughter, Barbara (Lamar) Jones, her son, Dr. William Barry (Michelle) Lee, and her sisters, Mary Rexroat Huss of Jeffersonville, IN and Dr. Debra (Marty) Hampton of Nicholasville, KY. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Heidi Jones of Orlando, Aaron Prather and Alyvia Jones of Elizabethtown, and Ashton, Aidan, and Addison Lee of Atlanta. She also leaves behind her precious pets Bitsy and Bo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tyson and Eula Wade, her brother, Clinton Wade, and her nephew, Jeffrey David Rexroat, with whom she felt was a second son. She has been a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church since 1971. Bonnie was a devout Baptist and loved small group Sunday School and her church family. In times of good health she relished her time at church whether teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School or attending Church services. She was a member of the Elizabethtown Womens Club and the Hardin County Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed her kitchen and loved cooking for family and friends. She cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and was known for her kind heart and kind demeanor as she knew no enemy and loved all. Bonnie retired from a career as an elementary school teacher having taught in Shepherdsville, Meridian, MS, and retired from the Hardin County School Systems over 30 years with most of that time spent at Parkway Elementary in Radcliff. She leaves a legacy of compassion and love for her many students over the years as she touched so many lives through education. The funeral will start at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, at Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Thomas officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the funeral on site at the funeral home. A private burial ceremony will follow at Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations to Severns Valley Baptist Church. Due to COVID-19 precautions, a mask or face covering will be required at the visitation and funeral. Condolences may be expressed online at


Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Tuesday, September 1, 2020 starting at 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home