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Nancy Lee

May 12, 1938October 31, 2020
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Nancy Lee, 82, passed away in her home in Southaven, MS on October 31, 2020. She was born in Kaiping, Guangdong to Low Moon and Kai Yin Chuey. She lived in Hong Kong and New York City before settling in the Memphis area. Mrs. Lee and her husband owned and operated Jade East Restaurant for over 20 years. Known for her cooking, especially her spaghetti or chicken and rice, she was liked by all that were fortunate enough to know her. Most of her conversations began with “Have you eaten yet?” and ended with a plate and chopsticks. She was tiny in stature but had a big heart and an even bigger laugh heard often while playing Mahjong with her friends or joking around with her grandkids. A peaceful spirit, she will be sorely missed. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Sheu Chong Lee, and a son, Arthur Lee. She leaves behind her siblings Irene Wong of New York, Catherine Gee of Texas, Dorothy Dunn of California, Jeannie Dunn, and William Joe of Tennessee; her three sons, Jerry Lee (Nguyet), Chester Lee (Ping), Jeffrey Lee (Melissa),and a daughter, Jessie Tankersley (Dr. Michael); her twenty-five grandchildren, Jennifer Wilkins (Rob), Juliet Hedgepeth (Mike), Justin Lee, Allison Lee, Christine Lee, Elizabeth Lee, David Lee, Millie Lee, Meredith Lee, Sammy Lee, Maddie Lee, Noah Lee, Michael Tankersley Jr. (Sara), Jonathan Tankersley (Nathaly), Abigail Tankersley, Stephen Tankersley (Molly), Andrew Tankersley, Rebecca Tankersley, Anna Tankersley, Sarah Tankersley, Lydia Tankersley, Samuel Tankersley, Faith Tankersley, Rachel Tankersley, and Chloe Tankersley; and seven great-grandchildren, Conor Wilkins, Liam Wilkins, Corinne Wilkins, Dylan Hedgepeth, Aiden Hedgepeth, Hazel Tankersley, and Ezekiel Tankersley. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654. Burial will follow Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:00 am at Memorial Park Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Low Moon and Kai Yin Chuey., Parents (deceased)
  • Sheu Chong Lee, Husband (deceased)
  • Arthur Lee, Son (deceased)
  • Irene Wong, Sibling
  • Catherine Gee, Sibling
  • Dorothy Dunn, Sibling
  • Jeannie Dunn, Sibling
  • William Joe, Sibling
  • Jerry Lee (Nguyet), Son
  • Chester Lee (Ping), Son
  • Jeffrey Lee (Melissa), Son
  • Jessie Tankersley (Dr. Michael), Daughter
  • Jennifer Wilkins (Rob), Grandchild
  • Juliet Hedgepeth (Mike), Grandchild
  • Justin Lee, Grandchild
  • Allison Lee, Grandchild
  • Christine Lee, Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Lee, Grandchild
  • David Lee, Grandchild
  • Millie Lee, Grandchild
  • Meredith Lee, Grandchild
  • Sammy Lee, Grandchild
  • Maddie Lee, Grandchild
  • Noah Lee, Grandchild
  • Michael Tankersley, Jr. (Sara), Grandchild
  • Jonathan Tankersley (Nathaly), Grandchild
  • Abigail Tankersley, Grandchild
  • Stephen Tankersley (Molly), Grandchild
  • Andrew Tankersley, Grandchild
  • Rebecca Tankersley, Grandchild
  • Anna Tankersley, Grandchild
  • Sarah Tankersley, Grandchild
  • Lydia Tankersley, Grandchild
  • Samuel Tankersley, Grandchild
  • Faith Tankersley, Grandchild
  • Rachel Tankersley, Grandchild
  • Chloe Tankersley, Grandchild
  • Conor Wilkins, Great-grandchild
  • Liam Wilkins, Great-grandchild
  • Corinne Wilkins, Great-grandchild
  • Dylan Hedgepeth, Great-grandchild
  • Aiden Hedgepeth, Great-grandchild
  • Hazel Tankersley, Great-grandchild
  • Ezekiel Tankersley, Great-grandchild

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Isaiah McCommons

November 12, 2020

Some of the fondest memories I have of high school were with the Lee family of the Jade East Restuarant back in the late '80s. The Lee family help me develop an appreciation for Chinese culture. I especially loved going bowling with Mr. & Mrs. Lee. We are missing Mrs. Lee along with you. With heartfelt sympathy, sending healing prayers, and comforting hugs. - Dr. Isaiah McCommons

Jessie Tankersley

November 9, 2020

Jessie Tankersley

November 9, 2020

Doug Hardin

November 3, 2020

Good memories of good food at Jade East and just wanted to send my condolences to the family.....none of whom will know me.

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Nancy Lee, 82, passed away in her home in Southaven, MS on October 31, 2020. She was born in Kaiping, Guangdong to Low Moon and Kai Yin Chuey. She lived in Hong Kong and New York City before settling in the Memphis area. Mrs. Lee and her husband owned and operated Jade East Restaurant for over 20 years. Known for her cooking, especially her spaghetti or chicken and rice, she was liked by all that were fortunate enough to know her. Most of her conversations began with “Have you eaten yet?” and ended with a plate and chopsticks. She was tiny in stature but had a big heart and an even bigger laugh heard often while playing Mahjong with her friends or joking around with her grandkids. A peaceful spirit, she will be sorely missed. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Sheu Chong Lee, and a son, Arthur Lee. She leaves behind her siblings Irene Wong of New York, Catherine Gee of Texas, Dorothy Dunn of California, Jeannie Dunn, and William Joe of Tennessee; her three sons, Jerry Lee (Nguyet), Chester Lee (Ping), Jeffrey Lee (Melissa),and a daughter, Jessie Tankersley (Dr. Michael); her twenty-five grandchildren, Jennifer Wilkins (Rob), Juliet Hedgepeth (Mike), Justin Lee, Allison Lee, Christine Lee, Elizabeth Lee, David Lee, Millie Lee, Meredith Lee, Sammy Lee, Maddie Lee, Noah Lee, Michael Tankersley Jr. (Sara), Jonathan Tankersley (Nathaly), Abigail Tankersley, Stephen Tankersley (Molly), Andrew Tankersley, Rebecca Tankersley, Anna Tankersley, Sarah Tankersley, Lydia Tankersley, Samuel Tankersley, Faith Tankersley, Rachel Tankersley, and Chloe Tankersley; and seven great-grandchildren, Conor Wilkins, Liam Wilkins, Corinne Wilkins, Dylan Hedgepeth, Aiden Hedgepeth, Hazel Tankersley, and Ezekiel Tankersley. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654. Burial will follow Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:00 am at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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