Hardage - Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery

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Donald James Lee Jr.

January 24, 1959September 1, 2020

Donald James Lee, Jr. of Jacksonville Florida, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 61 on September 1, 2020.

Don was originally from Enfield, CT until 2020 when he moved to Jacksonville FL with his wife Jackie.

Don enjoyed fishing, boating, carpentry work, spending quality time with family and friends, a friendly game of cards and his fur baby Casey. He had an appreciation for all music and a quick sense of humor. Don has always been an entrepreneur at heart, recently starting a home inspection business. As Don always said, I did it my way. He was a big guy with a big heart whose laugh will be missed.

Don is survived by; his wife of 16 years, Jacqueline Chenette Lee; two daughters, Samantha Lee of Springfield, MA and Olivia Lee of Chicopee, MA., Four siblings; Beth Lee of Enfield, CT., Tammy Cosman of Deltona, FL., Dexter Lee of South Clermont, FL., and Rhonda Griffith of Livingston, TX. As well as, 3 step-daughters; Michelle, Sara and Kristen, and 4 grandchildren; Samantha, Anthony, Mackenzie and Blake.

Don is predeceased by his mother, Ruth Catherine Lee, his father, Donald James Lee, Sr.; and his sister, Tina Cerri.

A gathering of friends and family will be held at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St. John's Bluff Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32225, at 12pm on Sunday, September 6, 2020.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Connecticut.

Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home is Proud to serve the family.


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    Sunday, September 6, 2020


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Rob Behrens

September 6, 2020

Miss Jackie, my heart aches for your loss.

I did not know Don, however, knowing how sweet and kind you are I know he must have been a great man to deserve someone such as yourself.

Our deepest sympathies, from my family to yours.

Diane Tanguay

September 6, 2020

My memories of Don are from sitting with Carol, Craig, Jackie and Don on Carol's back porch. Don always joking and laughing. Always upbeat with a smile. Jackie my deepest sympathies to you and your family during this most difficult time. The saying is time heals all, but only you and your broken heart can make that decision as to when. Remember all the good times, Don's smile, his laughter and the love you shared. God bless you and be with you. With love. Diane

Crystal Taylor

September 6, 2020

Mrs. Jackie you are such an amazing, sweet soul. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sendinig you all my love and positive energy and speaking peace and comfort over you in Jesus' name. Love you!!

Donna Green

September 5, 2020

So sorry for the passing of your husband. Keep your memories close they will soon make you smile.
You are in my prayers

Sabrina McDonald

September 5, 2020

Mrs. Jackie,
I extend my deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during your time of bereavement.

Rosie Vaughan

September 5, 2020

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
I want you to know that i am just a phone call away.


Jennifer Ford

September 5, 2020


I met you a few years ago at Fanatics. You always had a smile and you were a very fun loving person.

I will miss seeing the Facebook pictures of Don fishing and you and your friends hanging out by the water in your backyard. You and him were always smiling, enjoying life!! I am so glad y'all had those times together.

Thinking of you and yours during this time. Prayers for healing.

My condolences,
Jennifer Ford

Calandra Clayton

September 5, 2020

Mrs. Jackie,

I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that God loves you and can restore your spirits, give you peace, and strengthen you. Always remember the LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

With deepest Sympathy,

Aaron Williams

September 4, 2020

Mrs. Jackie,
Nothing can ever prepare us for the lost of a loved one. I‘m praying that God will give you the strength and comfort you need to get through this difficult time. Take time to mourn but remember he is always with you and the memories you made together will last a lifetime! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tamara Walker

September 4, 2020

Miss Jackie, my deepest condolences to you and yours. You are in my prayers. Light and love to you.


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