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 Duffy <I>Wallis</I> Lee

Duffy Wallis Lee

Birth
Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, USA
Death 16 Jan 2013 (aged 87)
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 103781732 · View Source
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Duffy Wallis Lee, 87, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, after losing her fight with cancer. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Chapel. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Our Nana and mother, Duffy was born March 5, 1925, in Weatherford and was a sibling of 12. She began cosmetology school as a teenager. One day while traveling on a bus to school, she was spotted by Robert B. Lee, who asked her out on a date, fell in love and married in November 1950. Duffy owned and operated Duffy's Hair Styles in Fort Worth, dressing hair for over 50 years. She later went to work for Luby's Cafeteria at 820 and Beach Street as the all-famous "Tea Lady." Duffy was proud of her Oakhurst neighborhood and the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association. She told everyone about the 2006 Neighborhood of the Year award. Welcoming chairperson, Duffy would greet all new residents with her homemade desserts. She was known in her neighborhood as the "Pie Lady." Duffy was voted Patroller of the Year in 2008. Nana, mother, Duffy loved life; her passion to cook and bake was like no other. Her pastime was reading novels, cookbooks and taking care of you. She loved her family. The family wants to thank Dr. Asad Dean and his team at Texas Oncology, 12th Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76104. Duffy was preceded in death by the love of her life, Robert B. Lee. Survivors: Son, Randy Lee and wife, Telea, of Springtown; granddaughter, Kelley Jenkins, of Keller; great-granddaughters, Kylie and Abby; brother, Bobby Wallis and wife, Martha, of Weatherford; her beloved Jack Russell, Harley Beckum; and a host of other loving family members and friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on January 19, 2013



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  • Created by: Tim Hawkins
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103781732
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Duffy Wallis Lee (5 Mar 1925–16 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103781732, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tim Hawkins (contributor 46844902) .