Doretha Antoine

October 13, 1925August 11, 2011

Doretha “Dear” McCree Lee Antoine answered God’s calling to a new home and eternal life on August 11, 2011 at the age of 85. She was born October 13, 1925 unto her loving parents the late Mary Gaines McCree Davenport and late Mack McKinley McCree. Doretha entered into holy matrimony with the late Lloyd Lee Sr. and the late Septine Antoine. She leaves to honor and cherish her memory her children, Josie Coleman of Houston, and Bruce Lee (Renée); Step-son, Lloyd Lee, Jr.; three sisters: Mary B. Balls of Houston, Emma Lee Thomas, and Brenda J. Kernell; One Aunt, Elenore Bickham (George); a devoted niece, Missionary Renée L. Davenport and nephew, Clarence M. Wilson, San Francisco; 11 Grandchildren; Jerome, Iris, Andre, Brenlika, Bruceta, Zyeta, Zykeia, Bruce Jr., Re’Jeanne, Renette and Byron. 14 Great Grandchildren; Andrew’nya, Andrew’nahi, Bruce III, Jacob, Regan, Rashaud, Ray’shel, Reion, Roshawn, Reina, Ray’Jeanea, Byron III, Christopher and Chase, and a host of other relatives and friends. Relatives, Friends of the family, and Maison Deville Nursing Home, are invited to honor her memory by attending the funeral service on Friday, August 19, 2011 at My Redeemer M.B.C., 2829 Washington Ave., at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Sha’Teek A. Nobles, Sr. Officiating. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. until funeral time. Interment: Providence Memorial Park Cemetery. Professional Services Entrusted to Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home. Express condolences at


  • Visitation Friday, August 19, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 19, 2011

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Miss CC

August 20, 2011

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

Lori Heim

August 19, 2011

Dear, u will be missed, but u r in a better place. Until we meet again.

Love Ya! Lori Heim, Wilhelmina Alexander and Mr.and Mrs. Martinez

Manya Williams

August 18, 2011

Dear! I don't even have the words to discribe how im feeling inside. You know just how much I Love you. I didnt want to see you go but I knew you were tired. All I have now are our memories and im gonna cherish them forever. Go on and sleep mama... Take your rest. Im gonna truly miss seeing & kissing you but I know you are still in my heart. I love you Dear........GOODBYE MAMA