Julia Lee Creech

February 9, 1921December 29, 2017

– Julia Fuller Lee Creech, 96, died on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh. She was a native of Johnston County, NC, and the daughter of the late Simeon Raines Lee and Cora Mozingo Lee. Predeceasing her were her parents, two sisters and a brother, as well as her husband, Marshall Ezekiel “Zeke” Creech who was her partner in life until his death in 1998. Julia is survived by daughters Judy Lewis of Fredericksburg, VA and Holly Hafer and her husband Gene of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Michael Lane, Laura Ragland Pontbriand, Rodney Lewis, Kathy Hafer, Susan Richman, Janet Lamb and Julie Hafer; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Sally Creech of Raleigh NC and by many beloved nieces and nephews. After attending ECTC in Greenville, NC, Julia married Zeke and moved to Kinston NC where they lived for over 50 years. She formed close friendships there and in Raleigh where she lived for almost 20 years. She especially enjoyed the residents and staff at The Oaks at Whitaker Glen, and considered them her extended family. The family will receive friends in the Atrium of Building B of The Oaks at Whitaker Glen on Wednesday afternoon, January 3rd from 4-6PM. At Julia’s request, there will be a private graveside service at a later date in Smithfield N.C. Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh N.C. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh NC 27607.


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    Wednesday, January 3, 2018


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January 2, 2018

Julia's legacy may contain more than just important incidents and life achievements. She mothered and raised two lovely daughters who would be a cherished legacy for any mother. Those daughters have built upon those characteristics they are now being past down to the next generation. These are the end product of a life worth living.
Bettsy and Mike

Carol Halsey

January 2, 2018

Julia enjoyed a full and youthful life most of her 96 years, never wanting to be a burden to others. Until the last months, she loved taking part in her children's lives, playing bridge with friends and neighbors, and traveling to the mountains in beautiful Ashe County, NC. Her loving and independent spirit will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know her.


January 1, 2018

Condolences to the family of Ms. Creech. May loving memories and prayers, provide solace to you.

January 1, 2018

May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)

Jack & Marsha Wilson

December 31, 2017

We were saddened to read of Mrs. Creech's passing. She will truly be missed. I am a Kinston native and worked in the concession stand (mid 50's) of the old bus station. I remember your Dad but don't recall meeting your Mom. I lived about a half block from the station on E. Caswell Street. May God be with you in your time of grief.

Mildred Fischer

December 30, 2017

My deep and heartfelt sympathy for the daughters of Mrs. Creech, Judy and Holly, and to their families. Mrs. Creech was an admirable lady. I have been privileged to know her for43 years and when I think of her I am reminded of a lovely handmade gift for my first grandchild. The beautiful coverlet has been tenderly cared for and will become an heirloom for one of my grandson's children. I shall carry the memory of Mrs. Creech in a special place in my heart. God Bless all who grieve and may He ease the pain and sadness. Rest in peace in the arms of our Father, dear lady. (Mildred Fischer)