Emmalene "Lee" W. West
Passed away on February 5, 2020
Emmalene (“Lee”) West age 92 of Roswell, Ga, went to be with her Lord on February 5, 2020. Lee was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter and sister. She was preceded in death by her brothers Walter J. Williamson, Jr., John P. “Paul” Williamson, Charles Joseph “Chuck” Williamson, Sr.; sisters- in- law Dottie C. Williamson and Jane L. Williamson; and son-in-law William Burke.
Lee is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Royce West of Roswell, GA; two brothers, James D. “David” Williamson and Jerry B. Williamson (Marie); one sister, Tallulah W. Kenyon (Bill); two sisters-in-law Anne Williamson and Mabel Williamson; her three children, Cathy Burke; Robert (“Bob”) West; Susan Sweat (Keith); two grandchildren, Jessica Burke (Cory Wallack) and Matt Burke; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Lee was born in southwestern Georgia. After high school, Lee moved to Atlanta where she met her future husband. After marriage, the Wests lived in the Decatur, GA area. The Wests then purchased a home in Sandy Springs, GA where they lived for more than 50 years. More recently, the Wests lived in the Orchards of Sweet Apple in Roswell.
Lee was an active member of First Methodist Church of Atlanta and the MACO Sunday school class for over 50 years and more recently a member of Roswell United Methodist Church. She also served many years as a children’s Sunday school teacher and served as an officer and committee member of her Sunday school class.
Lee was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, listening to church choirs and orchestral music, playing bridge and dominoes. She participated in the Garden Club and the Red Hat Society. She was an avid walker and enjoyed trips to Alaska, Wyoming national parks, England and Europe.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Eagle Ranch at eagleranch.org or by mail P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, Ga 30502 or by phone 770-967-8500.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020 beginning at 1:30pm with a funeral service at 2:30pm at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd, Sandy Springs Ga 30328. Entombment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park.
- Lee is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Royce West of Roswell, GA; two brothers, James D. “David” Williamson and Jerry B. Williamson (Marie); one sister, Tallulah W. Kenyon (Bill); two sisters-in-law Anne Williamson and Mabel Williamson; her three children, Cathy Burke; Robert (“Bob”) West; Susan Sweat (Keith); two grandchildren, Jessica Burke (Cory Wallack) and Matt Burke; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
- Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
- Commital Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
Emmalene "Lee" W. West
February 13, 2020
Thank you, Mom, for being my mother. Thank you for being there when I needed you, for loving me, Jessica and Matt, Elijah and Madelyn Rose. In my life, I will always try to honor you in all that I am and all that I do. You and Dad are ideal examples of love and commitment. I am so proud to be your daughter.
February 9, 2020
Thank you for everything, Mother! I am ever amazed that you and Dad opened your hearts so fully as to take on the obligation of raising me; when you didn't have to. I am grateful beyond words. Any good thing observed in me, I owe to you. I will cherish all my memories of the time you shared with me. I will miss you, until we meet again.