Mrs. Emma Lee Hickerson Petty was born August 11, 1948 in Savannah, Tennessee, the daughter of the late George and Emma Morris Hickerson. Mrs. Petty was a retired factory worker with Angelica and attended the Waynesboro Church of God.
She was united in marriage to Bunda Petty on May 12, 1984. Mr. Petty preceded her in death on December 25, 2020.
She is survived by son, Rocky Lockard, wife Tina of Lawrenceburg, TN; three grandchildren, two great- grandchildren; stepson, Darrell Petty of Waynesboro, TN; stepdaughter, Judy Arthur of Lynchburg, TN; nieces, Sue, Ellen, Lisa, Wanda, and Kathey; nephews, Johnny, Jimmy and Donnie.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Petty was preceded in death by four sisters, Frances Crumpton, Lois Melson, Edna Clara Hill, and Emma Hickerson; three brothers, Willie Author, Virgel Jean, and Larance Dougles Hickerson.
Services were held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Home in Waynesboro, Tennessee with Greg Eaton officiating. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Savannah, Tennessee, with Shackelford Funeral Directors assisting the family.