Jessie Lee LAMPSHIRE
November 25, 1935 – December 20, 2020
Jessie Lee Lampshire, 85, of Alexandria, VA, passed away on December 20. Lee was born in Utah, November 25, 1935, to George and Christina Bell. She grew up in a small, coal-mining town, the first to go to college.
Lee enjoyed skiing, walking, shopping, and spending time with her family. After graduating from BYU, Lee taught briefly in California. She moved to Germany and met her husband, an Army Captain, Brad Lampshire. before teaching elementary school in Fairfax County, VA, until her retirement. A devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lee served as a primary teacher, primary pianist, and Relief Society pianist. She enjoyed cruises.
She is predeceased by her sister Mary Ann Taylor. She is survived by her husband, Bradford, their two children, Kristine and Gregory, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. We love her and miss her.
A graveside service will be held on Jan 25th, 2 p.m., at Quantico National Cemetary. Please see Gregory Lampshire’s youtube channel for a livesteam of the funeral. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider donating to St Jude’s Children Research Hospital: https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=faq-how-to-donate-btn. Lee has consistently donated to St Jude’s for many years.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Quantico National Cemetery
Jessie Lee LAMPSHIRE
January 14, 2021
Lee was my visiting teacher and a good friend for many years. She was always keeping in touch and we enjoyed many conversations together about church, family and parenting and grandparenting experiences. She was there with support and help when my parents passed away in 2013. Lee had many fascinating stories about her early life in Utah and her adventures in Germany as a teacher before settling down in Northern Virginia where she raised a family and worked as a teacher. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was kind and generous. I am grateful to have known Lee and will miss her very much.
January 8, 2021
My earliest memory of Lee was back in 2001 or 2002 when we were at the late Sister Blanche Cluffs' home. I was coming to do my "visiting teaching " and Lee was there as Blanche was having a hard time with knee pain so Lee would come to her house for Blanch to do her visiting teaching with her. I knew she was a kind woman right from the start. But it wasn't until these past few years when I actually was involved with caring for her and Brother Brad that I learned of her many good qualities and virtues. She was brilliant and one could learn alot just in having pleasant conversation with her. The teacher always came out in her. Being homebound and staying alot in her recliner because of her ailments she was delighted by watching first the fox in her backyard through her picture window and then . the deer and the little baby deer that came . I feel that this was given to her as one of Heavenly Fathers' tender mercies. Also she really depended on Brad for many of her needs and he depended on her to call for help if something went amiss with him.. Lee was a correct woman and an asset to have her as our friend and church member. I cannot say that I have ever known a finer woman and friend .
January 5, 2021
I am so grateful to have known Lee. We attended church together in the Mount Vernon ward. She helped support our women's group as long as she was able. She was always gracious and wanted to make sure that others were comfortable. My heart goes out to the Lampshire family. I am grateful for the peace that comes as we come to our Savior and learn of His plan for our happiness.