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Rev. Robert E. Lee

September 9, 1934 - January 1, 2019

Rev. Robert Eugene Lee, Sr. 84, of Leland passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at his home.

Robert was born September 9, 1934 the son of the late Harry Williamson and Kathryn Whitmore Lee. He was preceded in death by sister, Virginia Lee Howell and brother Harry W. Lee, Jr.

He served his country honorable in the United States Army. He retired from full-time ministry in 1999 as Pastor at Sea Gate Baptist Church and later continued as the Pastor of Community Chapel Baptist Church in Leland until present day. He also served for 36 years as a Special Deputy with the New Hanover County Sheriffs Department.

He was such a positive outgoing and dedicated man to God and his family. He touched the lives of many people. His kind heart and leadership will be truly missed by all.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years Shirley Lee; son Robert E. Lee, Jr of Chesapeake, VA; daughters Nancy Lee Barber and husband Freddie of Jacksonville, NC; Janet Lee Medlin of Wilmington; brother, Jimmy Stone and wife Jean of Elizabeth City, NC; Sister; Bonnie Lee Rogers and husband Gerry of Grafton, VA; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Saturday January 5, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Vic Potter officiating the service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Community Chapel Baptist Church Robert E. Lee Education Building Fund.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099

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