Edna (Breedwell) Pilkey

April 15, 1940 ~ May 14, 2022 (age 82)

Obituary Image


Edna Breedwell Pilkey , age 82, of Athens, went home to be with her Lord early Saturday morning, May 14, 2022, while at UT Medical Center in Knoxville.

Edna was born in Decatur to the late J.C. and Dollie Millsaps Breedwell and was a longtime resident of Athens. Also preceding her in death is her husband of 45 years, Fred Samuel Pilkey, sister, Ruth Breedwell Stokes, brothers, Robert Dean Breedwell, James Breedwell, and Clint Breedwell along with a grandson, Dusty Pilkey

Edna was currently employed with Comfort Inns of Athens and served as a seamstress for Damy Industries for many years. She was a member of Victory Temple in Lenoir City

Edna is survived by 3 sons:

 Tim Pilkey of Athens

 James Pilkey and wife, Rebecca of Athens

 Rod Pilkey and wife, Cindy of Athens



 T.J. Knox, Joshua Heath Landreth and wife, Annisa



 Cayla Pilkey


Great granddaughter:

 Victoria Landreth


Brother: Paul Breedwell of Decatur


Along with several nieces and nephews


Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Tuesday. May 17, 2022 at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Woody Martin officiating. Burial will be 11:00 am Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in McMinn Memory Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family of Edna Pilkey will receive friends 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Ziegler Funeral Home prior to the funeral service.


If you are unable to attend the visitation or funeral service, please reach out to the family at the online registry at:


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Edna Breedwell Pilkey.



To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Edna (Breedwell) Pilkey, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Edna

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ziegler Funeral Home

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


May 17, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
May 17, 2022

7:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

May 18, 2022

11:00 AM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1727-1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303

© 2022 Ziegler Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility