Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Obsequies of Brother Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee 
Brother Robert E. Lee was born to Mrs. Caroline Clark and Mr. Presley Lee, July 5, 1879 in St. Helena Parish. He was reared in the atmosphere of a christian home and converted at an early age, united with Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church in St. Helena Parish.

He lived a very useful and peaceful life. He was a devoted husband and father. He was interested in the well-being of his children and everyone in the community. In times of work, confusion, strife, and progress, he was looked to for guidance, encouragement and advice.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to Mrs. Ella Bennett who preceded him in death. To this union eight children were born. He leaves to mourn his passing six daughters;  Minnie, Mattie, and Lillie Stewart, Velma Lee, Mary Wicker and Caretha Butler all of Greensburg, La.; one foster daughter; Mrs John Ella Richardson of New Orleans, LA.; three sons; Monroe and Nathaniel Lee of Greensburg, LA., and Tom Lee of Silver City, Miss.; one foster son; Emmitt Perry of New Orleans, LA; two brothers; Sam and Arthur Lee of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Approximately 50 grandchildren, 100 great grandchildren, six sons-in-law, three daughters-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Source: The Obituary collection of Cletis Gordon Sr.