Bro. Houston Lee was born February 19, 1928 to the late Aubry Lee and Mahalia Thompson Lee, in Dothan, AL, Houston County. He confessed Christ at the Greater Mt. Moriah M.B. Church in Newark, NJ, at the age of 48 years old, on May 23, 1976. He was baptized on June 6, 1976. He became president of the Celestial Choir in 1981, and was appointed to the Greater Mt. Moriah M.B. Church trustee board in 1982, where he served faithfully until relocating to Sylacauga, AL, in 1996. After moving to Sylacauga, he joined New Hope M.B. Church under the leadership of Rev. Bobby L. Harris. He was the Sunday School superintendent until his health failed. He was appointed to the New Hope trustee board, where he served until death. He worked for Pipe Protection in Connecticut for years. He was a hard-working man. He worked for Odell Lee Construction in Elizabeth, NJ. He was a licensed carpenter in Newark, NJ. He was employed for ten years by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His hobbies were carpentry, hunting wild game, and fishing. What he loved most of all was to sing for Jesus, prior to the loss of his voice. He loved making friends. He was a kind, gentle spirit, who loved his family and his friends.
Brother Lee is preceded in death by his parents, the late Aubry and Mahalia Lee; his twelve siblings, Willie Lee, Robert Lee, John Porter Lee, Harry Lee, Carl Lee, Odell Lee, Shade Lee, Alfonso Lee, Lavinia Lee, Jessie M. Ward, Odessa Farrell, Lois Longus; one daughter, Karen D. Wilson.
Brother Lee leaves to cherish his memories: his loving and devoted wife of forty years, Cora; his three children from a previous marriage to the late Ruby Lee, Mrs. Margaret Lee Bragg (John) of Eastern, PA, Mr. Daryl Obor Lee of Irvington NJ, and Mrs. Shonda Lee Davis of Irvington NJ; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; When he entered into marriage with his wife Cora, he gained Monique Williams, Cynthia Y. Wilson Price, and Tommy L. Wilson, Jr., all of Sylacauga; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; godchildren, Kendrick Young Dee of Oxford and Reese Jordan, Jr. (Lorrine), Karema Morris, Newark, NJ; two sisters-in-law, Eva Varner, Birmingham, Mary Lee, Suwanee, GA; one brother-in-law, Charles Billy Wilson, Sylacauga; 24 nieces and nephews; three great nieces and nephews; a host of great-great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
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