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Jack Lee Sr.

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Jack Lee Sr.

Place of birth: Lewiston, North Carolina

Religious affiliation: Other

Jack Wilson Lee Sr. son of the late Arthur R Lee and Rosa W Lee, was born on September 23, 1938 in Lewiston, North Carolina. He departed this life on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Virginia.
Jack attended and graduated from John B. Barnes High School in 1958. He spent a portion of his early life in Philadelphia. He relocated to Portsmouth VA in 1962 where he worked at Perlin Packing Company in Norfolk VA. He joined the International Longshoreman Association in 1976 where he retired after 37 years of service. He joined the Church of God in Christ Jesus located in Kelford / Rich Square NC in 1962 in which he was an ordained Deacon and Church Trustee.
Jack was a quiet man who loved to work. He was known by his co-workers as “Jackielee” After his retirement he enjoyed spending time around his home cooking and nourishing his garden. He was always willing to help anyone in need. He always tried to avoid conflict and arguments with others by using his famous words “WHAT-EVER” which in some strange way would end the discussion.
Jack was preceded in death by his mother and father Rosa and Arthur Lee, brothers William and Arthur Lee, and sister Rosa Robenson.
Jack leaves to cherish his memories, his wife the love of his life for fifty three years, Emma M. Lee of Portsmouth, Virginia, four children Jack W. Lee Jr. (Rochelle) of Greenville, North Carolina, Michael and Terry Lee of Portsmouth, Virginia, Cathy Ruffin of District of Columbia, one sister Dorothy Harris of Portsmouth, Virginia, one brother-in-law Bryant Miller, six sister-in-law’s Elizabeth Gibbs, Thelma Dixon, Lucille Tripp, Dorothy Dowdy, Joyce Johnson, Shirleen Dalrymple, four grandchildren, Jack Lee III, Deaonte Lee, Shakiya Ruffin, and Daquan Thomas (Shyra Thomas), five great grandchildren Bilal Abdula, Bailey Abdula, Rhonye Thomas, Rhylee Thomas, Rhamere Thomas, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

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