D. Gilbert Lee

February 26, 1928April 26, 2021

David Gilbert Lee, 93, passed away on April 26, 2021. He was born on February 26, 1928 in Austin, Texas, son of the late Lenoir V. Lee and Margaret Clendon Lee.

Gilbert is predeceased by his wife Anne; son, Gilbert Jr. and brothers, Val, Clendon and Sperry.

He was a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He served in the US Army Signal Corps, then began his career in insurance. Gilbert and his family lived in Raleigh and Charlotte, where he and Anne were active in supporting The Mint Museum.

Gilbert is survived by his daughter Clinton, her husband Chuck, and their son, Chase; daughter-in-law, Sue Lee and her sons, Val and Simon; and his brother, Lewis Lee.

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the staff at the The Cardinal at North Hills in Raleigh for their sincere love and care of Mr. Lee.

There will be a private family celebration of Gilbert's life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 549 North Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27604, or to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir. Raleigh, NC 27607.

Services provided by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary's St., Raleigh.


  • There will be a private family celebration of Gilbert's life


D. Gilbert Lee

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Judy Batchelder

April 29, 2021

Dear Clinton,
I was just at the Cardinal helping with our Apostles Church Thursday Bible study and saw Gilbert’s handsome picture/announcement
of his passing. What sweet memories I have of you bringing him to the Sunday church services at the Cardinal. He was such a precious gentleman! Always gracious and friendly; we will miss him.
May God hold you and your family close as you gather with gratitude your rich treasury of memories.
Judy Batchelder/Church of the Apostles

Evelyn Gerdes

April 27, 2021

Following his wife, Ann, Gilbert was a long time weekly volunteer at the Mecklenburg Urban Ministries Soup Kitchen. I fondly remember his attention to the task of getting trays ready and his timely dry quick quips when things got “a little hairy” at times. His quips brought laughter—just what the volunteers needed. Gilbert had a kind, gentle soul. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Evelyn Crutchfield Gerdes