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Leona "Joyrita" Lee Boutte
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1940
Iberia Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 2012
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Ms. Leona "Joyrita" Boutte departed this life at 9:12 am on April 22, 2012 in New York, NY. She was born on October 27, 1940 in Iberia Parish, LA to Morris Lee, Sr. and Nettie Fontenette Lee, her parents. She now joins her parents in glory along with her brother, Morris Lee Jr., her sister Fritella Lee, and her grandson, TeShean Boutte.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Donna Boutte, of New York and Trisha Boutte of Hampton, VA, her grandson, Shatiek Winn of Hampton, VA and her granddaughters, Aashama Brown and Zion Boutte, of Hampton, VA. She also leaves seven brothers and sisters, and a host of family and friends.

Leona worked in the jewelry business in New York City for over 28 years, initially as a jewelry maker and worked her way up the ranks as a jewelry inspector. She was an expert in her craft. She also loved to cook and to sew for herself as well as for others.

Leona was diagnosed with brain cancer and confronted her illness with a vengeance. She fought like a lion (BEASTED) until her departure on April 22, 2012.

A special thanks for contributing to Leona's life and fight includes: Gus Lee (brother), Lavette Alexander, Raquel Alexander Jackson, Michael Ramsey, Jean Bien-Aime, Tracy Mitchell, Clifford Brown, Mayra Blessington, Sonja Foster, Henry Pope, Melanie Harmon, Dafina Rolle and family, The Jacobs family (Anem), and the Rubin Family. We would also like to thank Jennifer Markham for her loving care and being Shatiek's "second mom" during our time of need.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday morning, 11 am, May 5, 2012, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home located at 551 North Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Obituary provided by Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. 
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  Morris Lee (1910 - 1987)
Parklawn Memorial Park
Hampton City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Cremation Garden B Colomearium?, Niche 53
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Record added: Apr 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89228533
Leona Joyrita <i>Lee</i> Boutte
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Leona Joyrita <i>Lee</i> Boutte
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