OBITUARY

Dorothy Freeman Jackson Lee

July 13, 1940July 20, 2019
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Dorothy Freeman Jackson Lee died July 20, 2019. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 9 am to 10 am with a service at 10 am at Lakewood Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Dot was born on July 13, 1940 to the late John Freeman and Addie Burton Freeman Simmons in Yazoo City, MS. She spent her youth in Yazoo City, and at her grandparent’s farm in Bentonia, MS.

She attended Hinds Junior College where she was a Hinds High Stepper. She later moved to Houston, TX where she met her future husband, George Jackson. They returned to his home state of North Carolina and settled in Roxboro to raise their family. While in Roxboro, Dot quickly integrated herself through the countless hours she spent at Roxboro Country Club, participating in local politics, and helping start and build the Person Senior High School Drill Team. She was known to many in the community through these activities and as a substitute teacher. Dot never slowed down and could be found also working with the United Way.

Once all her children graduated from high school, she switched her energy to the Board of Elections where she was chairperson for several years before she left Roxboro to return to her roots in Mississippi and marry her college sweetheart, Gerald Lee. Together, they moved to Flora, MS, only a few miles away from her beloved grandparent’s farm.

She loved playing golf, dancing, and painting. She loved her days at Mayo Lake and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Dot is survived by her husband, Gerald Lee of Flora, MS. Dot is also survived by her children from her first marriage to the late George Jackson of Roxboro, NC, Burt (Nancy) of Severna Park, MD, Greg (Kim) of Lithia, FL, and Jan (Kevin Norr) of Wilmington, NC. Gammy Dot will be fondly remembered by her eight grandchildren, Ben, Robert, Wesley, Maddie, Ainsley, Jackson, Savannah and Cameron. Dot leaves behind one brother, John (Freda) Freeman of Florence, MS. Dot was preceded in death by her mother Addie, father John Freeman, stepfather Pete Simmons, and brother William Freeman. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Dorothy Lee can be made to Bentonia United Methodist Church at 142 Carter Street, PO Box 289, Flora, MS 39071.

  • FAMILY

  • Dot is survived by her husband, Gerald Lee of Flora, MS. Dot is also survived by her children from her first marriage to the late George Jackson of Roxboro, NC, Burt (Nancy) of Severna Park, MD, Greg (Kim) of Lithia, FL, and Jan (Kevin Norr) of Wilmington, NC. Gammy Dot will be fondly remembered by her eight grandchildren, Ben, Robert, Wesley, Maddie, Ainsley, Jackson, Savannah and Cameron. Dot leaves behind one brother, John (Freda) Freeman of Florence, MS.

    Dot was preceded in death by her mother Addie, father John Freeman, stepfather Pete Simmons, and brother William Freeman.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Bill Haddox

July 29, 2019

Gerald: Sorry we were 'away' for the funeral>since I was only around Dorothy a couple of times I was very interested in the obit.
She was, apparently a very interesting lady--had not realized You were College Sweethearts. We hope 'all will be well for you'>>see You @ the healthplex! Haddox's

Michelle Duncan Grant

July 24, 2019

Greg, Jan, and Burt,
My deepest sympathy goes out to each of you and your families. Your mother was very special to me and an incredible lady who will be missed by so many.

With much love,
Michelle Duncan Grant

Jo Whitt

July 24, 2019

I knew Dot when she was married to George and really liked her She was bubbly and pretty She will be sorely missed Prayers for the family

Renee' Burton

July 22, 2019

As a child I remember a picture my grandmother proudly shared with everyone of Dot, in a white swimsuit , she wore while competing for Ms Yazoo County. I still think of that pic every time I think of her. Dot was no doubt a beauty. She loved her family and friends fiercely & we loved her. Dot never missed an opportunity to enjoy her life. She was always the life of the party wherever she was. She was extremely talented, & continued painting beautiful pictures throughout her life. Dot never thought she was good, but we all knew she exceptional. We have missed you these last few years. What sickness took away will never take our memories of a woman who had an infectious way of filling the room with love , laughter, & beauty. Sadness is all I feel. You have been & will be missed so much. I am sure heaven will never be the same.

Rachel Ann O'Briant

July 22, 2019

Partied and played golf with Dot. Missed her when she left Roxboro. Will miss her now until we meet again. Beautiful children, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you. Love from my husband Pete and me.

NANCY COLEMAN

July 21, 2019

You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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