Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Willie Sena Lee of Kingstree, 80, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Carolinas Hospital System of Florence.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. James C. Lane and the Rev. Keith Hunter, were held Saturday, July 5, 2014, at St. Paul United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery of Kingstree.
Ms. Lee was born January 5, 1934, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late Doward Lee and Rosa Bell Funnye Lee. Three siblings, James “Bubba” Lee, Johnny “Uncle” Lee and Lillie Mae Lee “Aunt Mae” Hunter, preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Upon graduating from Tomlinson High School, she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she attended nursing school and got her LPN. While in Philadelphia, she did private duty nursing. Later in life, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she became a member of the New Christian Memorial Church, where she served as a choir member and as a missionary. While in Baltimore, she was employed by the World Trade Center, the Catonville Community College and the Medical Arts Building, as an administrative housekeeper. Upon her return to Florence, she was employed by the Laurel Garden Assistant Living as a PCA.
Survivors are: one son, William C. Lee (Vivian) of Baltimore, Maryland; two daughters, Karen L. Mack of Kingstree; and Monica L. Watson (Roy) of Florence; one sister, Juanita LeGrand of Kingstree; a nephew, reared in the home as a brother, James Heyward Lee (Janice) of Summerville; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.