Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN


Mildred Colbert Lee

July 18, 1922March 24, 2020

Mildred Colbert Lee met her Lord and Savior March 24th after a brief illness. She was 97, born July 18, 1922 to the late Veston Colbert and Janie Crow Colbert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Lee.

Mildred is survived by her children, Eddie and Dixie Lee, Doug and Jan Lee, Sheena and Gene Hill, Rick and Polly Lee; her brother Johnny and Ruth Colbert; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was long time member at Bartlett Hills Baptist Church and Sunday school teacher. She was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. Services will be private.


  • Veston Colbert & Janie Crow Colbert, Parents (deceased)
  • Vernon Lee, Husband (deceased)
  • Eddie Lee (Dixie), Child
  • Doug Lee (Jan), Child
  • Sheena Hill (Gene), Child
  • Rick Lee (Polly), Child
  • Johnny Colbert (Ruth), Brother
  • Ten (10), Grandchildren
  • Twelve (12), Great Grandchildren


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Mildred Colbert Lee

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Sheena Hill

March 26, 2020

I love you mom and I will see you again in Heaven.
Your loving daughter, Sheena Lee Hill

Scott Lee

March 26, 2020

Memories of Mama:
Some of the best times of my childhood were visiting Mama and Papa and my cousins. We would play baseball all day, play games, watch MTV, and for the most part act like we had no cares in the world. And Mama was right there with us. She was a great lady, a great cook, and fully devoted to her family and grandchildren. Her garden was the envy of the neighborhood. Her chocolate pie was one of my favorites. She loved us and we loved her. We ran through the house on Reenie Avenue like a bunch of hooligans at times. But she never cautioned us. She enjoyed our company and presence as family was supremely important. She was one of us, watching MTV, playing games and ensuring we were fed and ready for our backyard baseball games. The garden is a cherished memory, a visible reminder of her country upbringing. Nothing beat those fresh vegetables and her flowers attracted song birds while vividly displaying their beauty all season. Mama loved to sit and talk. She was proud of us, her extended family and we were proud to call her Mama. We will always cherish the memories and know that we will see each other again. God bless.