Joseph James Lee

June 7, 2012


COLERAIN – Joseph James Lee, age 80, of Hwy 42, died Thursday, June 07, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

Mr. Lee was born in Bertie County on June 5, 1932, a son of the late Jodie Winston and Gladys Miller Lee. He was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church and had retired as a farmer. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mary Byrum Lee; four sons, Don W. Lee and wife, Ann of Raleigh, NC, Leslie Lee and wife JoAnn of Aulander, NC, Tony Lee of Durham, NC, and Robbie Lee and wife, Michelle of Florida; a brother Darrell Lee of Ahoskie, NC; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at Mars Hill Baptist Church on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Robert Johnson officiating.

Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is assisting the Lee family.

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Kay Blowe Edwards
11 years ago

Dearest Mary, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you in the loss of your dear Joe. He was so special and good to you. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Kay

conal turner
11 years ago

Mary you are in my prayers at this most trying time. I will always remember Joe for his kindness,courage and tenacity. He was a winner and will be missed.

Jenny Chavis
11 years ago

Mary,I am so sorry to hear about Joe.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.He was a very sweet man as you are a sweet,but crazy lady,but I still love you .May God Bless and Keep You .

David Harrell
11 years ago

We will all miss Joe’s smiles. He was such a friend. We will truly miss him. Heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mrs Mary and all his family.

Margaret Eure Smith
11 years ago

Mary, So sorry to hear about Joe. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.