|Birth: ||Nov. 17, 1925|
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 1980|
Willie B. Lee, 54, 4180 Ardmore Ave., died at 4:18 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 1980, in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Born Nov. 17, 1925, in Delaplaine, Ark., son of Bertha Ray and Elizabeth Lee. Lived 29 years in Rockford, coming from Delaplaine, Ark. Married to the former Essie Cannon in Walnut Ridge, Ark., May 30, 1950. Veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy. Attended Delaplaine (Ark.) public schools.
Survivors include his wife, Essie, Rockford; two daughters, Mrs. Rhoda (Donald) White, Mattoon, and Mrs. Eric (Loretta) Smith, Rockford; two grandsons and two granddaughters; four brothers, Leon, Jonesboro, Ark., Earl, Calamine, Ark., Gene, Memphis, Tenn., and Lehman, Doniphan, Mo.; and two sisters, Opal Gillean, Delaplaine, and Beulah Jackson, Russellville, Ala.
Services 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, in SUNDBERG FUNERAL HOME LTD., 215 N. 6th St., with the Rev. Hubert Lee officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park.
Rockford Register Star (Jun/23/1980)
Bertha Ray Lee (1895 - 1969)
Lizzie Sarabeth Varner Lee (1900 - 1940)
Essie Mae Cannon Lee (1933 - 2000)*
Opal Lavina Lee Gillean (1924 - 2009)*
William Benjamin Lee (1925 - 1980)
Robert Leon Lee (1927 - 2013)*
Early Ray Lee (1929 - 2014)*
Lehman James Lee (1934 - 2005)*
Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 27, 2010
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