Mrs. Gloria Jean Lee Roque

July 3, 1940October 31, 2019
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Mrs. Gloria Jean Lee Roque was the only child born to Mrs. Gussie McDonald on July 3, 1940. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church when she gave her life to Christ at an early age. She later became a member of Warren United Methodist Church where she continued to strengthen her relationship with Christ. Gloria Jean, as she was called by all who knew her, graduated from Lincoln High School in 1958. Her love of music and playing the classical piano led her to pursue a degree in Music from the historically black Bishop College. Following her graduation, she went on to become a beloved music teacher for the Dallas Independent School District.

Gloria Jean was devoted to her children and became a homemaker during their early development as they traveled to many different countries. She was a huge sports fan and enjoyed cheering for her Texas teams, including the Rangers, the Mavericks and especially the Cowboys. She also enjoyed playing sports and won many trophies playing softball and bowling. Her biggest joys involved spending time with her children. She loved caring for her eldest daughter, attending the State Fair with her son and visiting her youngest daughter in Atlanta. Over the years her service in church was extremely important to her as she served as a piano player, choir member and an after-school tutor. Important to her also was her service to the community. She also was an active member of the YWCA and the Lincoln-James Madison Class of 1958 Alumni.

On Thursday, October 31 2019, Gloria Jean Lee Roque entered into her eternal home of Glory. She was welcomed by her mother, Mrs. Gussie McDonald.

Gloria Jean’s beautiful smile, friendly personality and sense of humor made no one a stranger to her. Her life will live on through her legacy. She is survived by her children, Pamela R. Lee, Keith A. Lee (Chea-von) and Sonya Morrison (Rodney); grandchildren, Ketra Lee and Andre’ Lee; great grandchildren, KaShia Terrell, Kyla Terrell, Kaylee Lee and Jayson Lee; aunts, Carmena Adams, Juanita Benjamin and Earline Powell (Marvin) and uncles, Henry Hoover and Earl Hoover. She is also survived by a host of cousins and friends whom she loved dearly.


  • Pamela R. Lee, Daughter
  • Keith A. Lee, Son
  • Chea-von Lee, Daughter-in-law
  • Sonya Lee-Morrison, Daughter
  • Rodney Morrison, Son-in-law
  • Ketra Lee, Grandchild
  • Andre' Lee, Grandchild
  • KaShia Terrell, Great Grandchild
  • Kyla Terrell, Great Grandchild
  • Kaylee Lee, Great Grandchild
  • Jayson Lee, Great Grandchild
  • Carmina Adams, Aunt
  • Juanita Benjamin, Aunt
  • Earline Powell, Aunt
  • Marvin Powell, Uncle
  • Henry Hoover, Uncle
  • Earl Hoover, Uncle
  • Gussie McDonald, Mother (deceased)
  • Gloria Jean is also survived by a host of cousins and other friends, whom she loved dearly.

  • Keith Lee, Active Pallbearer
  • Donald Goins, Active Pallbearer
  • Donte’ Hoover, Active Pallbearer
  • Vernon Hoover, Active Pallbearer
  • Roland Love, Active Pallbearer
  • Stanley Beasley, Active Pallbearer
  • Henry Hoover, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Marvin Powell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Earl Hoover, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jerome Parker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Larry Adams, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ruben Adams, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Eugene Dawson, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation and Wake Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, November 11, 2019


Mrs. Gloria Jean Lee Roque

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Jennifer Franklin

November 10, 2019

I would like to send my prayers and condolences to the Lee family. I was privilege to meet Mrs. Lee on several occasions she always was the warmest and sweetest person. She will be missed dearly.


November 9, 2019

Gloria Jean and I were as close as sisters during our teenage years and early twenties. We lived on the same street, attended church together, graduated high school together, and were college roommates during our freshman year. She was a joy to be around and there was never a dull moment with Gloria 'in the house'. We have not spent a lot of time together during our Golden years, but I am her Facebook friend and looked forward to seeing her at High School Reunion events. Gloria is Gone but not forgotten by those of us who love her. FAMILY, I grieve with you and I am in prayer with you.
Shirley (Brookins) Reid

Chea-Von Lee

November 8, 2019

Mother-in law ❤️🙏🏼😢 Your smile and laughs will be missed. RIH and say hello to my mom for me.

Belinda Wilson

November 7, 2019

I remember when I first met Mrs Roque I asked her son your mom always this energetic he smiled said yes I could not believe she was so full of life every time I saw her she was always smiling so friendly and down to earth I’m so glad I knew her she was kind to every one she met such a kind spirit. Your greatly missed . She would always wave at me on messenger and tell me to have a great day and she loves me that would brighten up my day.

Stephanie McMillian Bailey

November 7, 2019

Sending heartfelt condolences to the family. May your hearts be consoled through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Much love to both of you(Sonya & Rodney) from your family in NC.

Ketra Lee

November 6, 2019

Mama Gean...
I don't know how I'm suppous to feel I mean I didn't think it would be like that.. You never got the chance to finish teaching me the piano... I don't know I say somethings sometimes in I hear your voice or laugh or maybe in searching for it... I don't call people enough or go by the house enough in now there is someone else I love gone. But I didn't think you would have gone this way... I love you Mama Gean and I hope you always knew that imma miss thous stupid little notes that use to get one my nerves that you would send to me.... Imma miss you.... Ketra with the long legs... How imma miss dat to cause we all so short... Love you

Kim Gipson

November 6, 2019

Raised me

Tasha “Button” Luckey

November 6, 2019

My condolences to Keith and the family. I am the widow of Keith Lee’s best friend Luckey. When Luckey was here he use to tell me all kinds of stories about how Mrs. Gloria would get on to Keith and Ken often. And Luckey always said she was so nice and fed them well. She was like another mother to Luckey. He had spoken only good things and words about her. I had the pleasure of meeting her twice back in the early 90’s she was really nice and very friendly. She will be truly missed. Keith this is Tasha my boys and I will ALWAYS be here for you. ~The Luckey Family~

Johnetta Brown

November 5, 2019

I only met Ms Gloria briefly at her daughter, Sonya's wedding last year... I watched the vigil held by her neighbors, friends and loved ones today... I now understand why Sonya is the Beautiful person she is... My condolences and Prayers to the Family and Community...
Love and strength to you All!
Sincerely, Johnetta Brown