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Obituary: Ellen Lee Abbott

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Ellen Lee Abbott

Ellen Lee Abbott

Ellen Lee Abbott, 56, of Nashville, passed away Jan. 11, 2021 from an accident.  

Mrs. Abbott was a graduate of The Harpeth Hall School and received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University. Most recently, she was the director of criminal justice services with the state of Tennessee.  

Ellen was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to all.  

She was preceded in death by father, Dr. Joel Lee, and brother, Anthony Joel Lee Jr. She’s survived by husband, Thomas “Tommy” Pollard; daughters Anna Rebecca Abbott, Courtney Elizabeth “Wookie” (Mark) Mitchell and Laura Katherine “Lolly” Abbott; four bonus children Zachary, Austin, Clayborn and Zoey Pollard; mother, Joyce Garner Lee; sisters Teresa “Tiger” Lee (Brad) Williams, Lisa Joyce Lee and Sarah Lee (Jamie) Mills; sister-in-law, Laura Lee; seven nieces and nephews; and other loving family members.  

A celebration of life service will be conducted at noon Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Rev. Thomas McKenzie officiating. Due to the pandemic, the family requests that the service be limited to family and close friends. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon prior to the service on Friday, and all friends are encouraged to join the family to honor Ellen’s life.   

Memorials may be made to any veteran organization of your choice.   


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