Freddie Lee

April 19, 1923January 7, 2021

Deacon Freddie Lee was born to Dewitt and Bertha Carroll Lee in 1923. He was married to Ruthie Ella Smith Lee for 73 years. And in that union they had 10 children. There were three sons that proceeded his death, Sylvester, O’Neal, and Maurice Lee. He retired at the American Walnut Company where he made gun stock. He also worked at Amor Packing House, Wyandotte County Street Department, and for the “CB” (Construction Battalion for the Military) in his younger days.

Deacon Lee made his heavenly transition, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at home, peacefully. He was a praying, God-fearing man. He would pray 3x a day just like Daniel in the Bible. He loved going to Sunday School and Wednesday Mid-day Prayer with his baby daughter, Avenia Marie, playing the guitar and the piano. He was an avid and faithful tither and loved to go to church, happily on time. He served at a Great Faith Temple Ministries as a Head Deacon/Trustee under the leadership of his son-in-law Pastor Andrew and 1st Lady Avenia Ford. He loved singing, “Down through the years the Lord been good to me, All of my life the Lord been good to me, He’s been good, He’s been good to me.” He got very happy when Pastor’s sister, Sylvia Jackson did her praise dance, waving his white handkerchief. The Holy Ghost moved on him when he would hear Sheena Cook sing. He mentored Deacon Earnest Ford Jr; as his predecessor. Every now and then when the Praise/Worship Team sings, he would take off in his holy dance. He got excited and would stand up when heard the pastor preach. He would study his Sunday School lessons everyday. Deacon Lee looked forward to taking the Holy Communions every 1st Sunday of the month, always wearing his black suit and white shirt. He was the #1 fan of Judge Judy that he would watch everyday at 4:00 pm. Lastly, he loved feeding the cats, dogs, birds, squirrels, and raccoons that came to his front porch everyday. Deacon Lee will be greatly missed, especially his laughter.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his children, James Earl Lee (Laura), Freddie Mae McDaniel (Nathaniel), Gloria Mayfield (James), Nathaniel Lee, Melvin Lee (Monica), Vanessa Dillard, Rev. David Lee (La Shonda), Missionary Avenia Marie Ford (Dr. Andrew Ford), Steven Curtis Lee; Sisters, Eddie Mae Williams, Eunice Mathis, and Darlene Wayne; Brothers, William Lee, Quincy Lee, Franky Jackson (Dorothy, Mozell Lee (Laretta), Dewitt Lee Jr. (deceased), Robert Lee (deceased), Marion Lee (deceased), and James Lee (deceased; along with a host of over 103 grandchildren (6th generations) and other family members and friends


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Margaret Mcgilbray

January 22, 2021

I was a babysitter for gloria,,Freddie mad,Melvin and Sylvester in the day at 1008 Freeman althea kids love to go to the Lee's we made pallets on the floor are good food ..They were very good neighbors were everyone new everyone parents could always find there kids at the Lee's they called me chick. Love and prayers to all

Mary Mansker Haynes

January 22, 2021

Neice- Mother was Katie his sister n law..would always talk on the phone was one of my favorite memories. We would laugh😍and he would always give me great instructions and say, "MaryAnn, now you make sure to keep in touch girl..Love you, and then we both would just laugh, and I would better keep in touch,😄..Love u..I will!!

Dorothy Lee - Reliford

January 19, 2021

My dad and mother would drive us to that green house on Sunday afternoons as family visits. Dad would always tell us you need to know who your people are. So true. Always had a house full of kids. As we grew older it was a joy to listen to the STORIES they all told. Them brothers would get together try to out talk one another and nobody could get a word in other wise. Such precious memories, He did attend family picnics/gatherings. Them brothers all together were something else.

Marquita Deloney

January 19, 2021

Grandpa Freddie Lee, I have a lot of memories with you!! The best was when you would pick me up and take me to Indian Springs. You would pick a bench to sit on and let my lil tail roam around. Those were the best days. This was every other weekend or so for awhile. As I got older I said" yea paw paw was taking me so he could get out and see some fine ladies" meaning just looking..ppl watching 😂😂😂😂. Memories

Trina Crawford

January 18, 2021

Uncle Bruh, as he was affectionately known, will be missed. His lively spirit was always the life of any gathering. One thing is for sure we know he loved the Lord and was always trying to persuade others to do the same. Thanking God for giving you 97 years of life. He kept the faith and finished his race. Rest in peace uncle.

Anita Cole

January 17, 2021

We the Cole family wishes to send our condolence to you and your family,we are praying for u all.