Lee Duwane Chavis, Jr.

August 30, 1957 - September 7, 2022

08/30/1957 - 09/07/2022

SUFFOLK, VA – Lee Duwane Chavis, Jr., age 65, formerly of Winton, passed away on September 7, 2022, at the ECU Health Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.

Mr. Chavis was born in Suffolk, VA, on August 30, 1957, a son of the late Lee Duwane, Sr. and Delois Butler Chavez. Lee was one who loved to learn, earning a double bachelor’s degree with honors from UNC-CH, attended law school, and worked on a Master’s in Education. He had a variety of skills in the employment field, having worked in the restaurant industry and education, and later was a screen writer. He was also a talented musician and violinist where he won many awards and scholarships as a young adult.

He was preceded in death by Father, Lee Duwane Chavis, Sr., Mother, Delois Chavez, and sister DeAnne Chavis.

Left to cherish Lee’s memory is his son, Ricardo Agostino Chavis of Washington, DC; two sisters, his twin Duvonya Chavis of Suffolk, VA, and Denyce C. Hall and husband, Terry, of Winton, NC; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Per Lee’s wishes, there will be no service at this time. The family will have a private memorial gathering at a later date.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Chavis family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Antoine & Marian (Morris) Graham
2 months ago

My condolences are extended to you and your family Denyce. There are no words I can say that will bring you comfort during such a time; Jesus had to leave so that the Comforter would come.

Tomika Brown
2 months ago

My deepest condolences. Lee you will be truly missed. I really enjoyed all our talks, laughs and the good chef you were. You felt like an uncle to me. I’m happy with myself that I could help you through your illness. You have gained your wings now. Fly high until we meet again. Love you❤️

Diana James and Family
2 months ago

Sincere condolences to the family and praying that God will keep you and give you peace during this time.