COLERAIN – Ernest Cleveland Lee, Jr., age 88, of the 200 block of Brown Rd., died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Guardian Care of Ahoskie.
Mr. Lee was born on December 18, 1921, in Bertie County, a son of the late Ernest C. and Eunice Brown Lee. Ernest was a loving husband to the late Myrtle Newbern Lee. He was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. Mr. Lee was Honorably Discharged from the United States Army in 1945. He was an avid fisherman and loved to work in his garden.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Sheila C. Brinkley of Colerain, NC; a sister, Alice Evans of Winterville, NC; a brother, Earl B. Lee of Richmond, VA; two grandchildren, Amy Roberts and husband, Josh, and Paul Cherry and wife, Crystal all of Ahoskie; two great grandchildren, Kaylie and Klaire; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside celebration of life service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Highland Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Billy Presley officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Mars Hill Baptist Church, 1325 Meadow Rd., Colerain, NC, 27924. The family will receive friends at the home.
Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Lee family.