Welcome to the memorial page for

Francis LOUISE (Priest) Meinheit

July 7, 1948 ~ December 1, 2017 (age 69)


Francis Louise Priest Meinheit, age 69, of Decatur passed away December 1, 2017 at her home.


A native of Woodstock, GA, and resident of McMinn and Meigs Counties for many years, she was a daughter of the late Johnnie Lee Priest and was preceded in death by her beloved husband Roger Meinheit and a sister Virginia Ann Bowers.  Francis was loved by many, and loved spending time with her family, playing cards, and dancing.


Survivors include;

Her Mother; Geneva Ann Howard Priest of Decatur


Daughters and son in law;

Kim and Donnie Coleman of Decatur

Barbara Heller of Decatur


Sons and a daughter in law;

Billie Joe and Tonya Heller of Englewood

Allen Priest of Sweetwater

Ronnie Heller of Hammond, IN


Nine grandchildren; Ten great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 3 PM Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Burger Branch Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 pm Monday at the funeral home.


Pallbearers will be Donnie, Aaron, and Matt Coleman, Joe Heller, Collin Garwick and Ryan Russell.


If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Francis Louise Priest Meinheit.

 Service Information

December 4, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
December 4, 2017

3:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303

December 4, 2017

4:00 PM
Burger Branch Cemetery
Burger Branch Road
Englewood, TN 37329

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