Jessie Mae Dortch Lee, 88, of Jacksonville died Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital in Macclenny. She was born in Lake City to the late John and Elsie Tyre Dortch. She was a member of the Manntown Congregational Holiness Church of Glen St. Mary. During her 65-year married life she was a faithful partner to her husband in his ministry. She served the Lord from an early childhood and prior to her marriage, she accompanied her minister-father to the various churches he served. Attending church functions and services was her life.Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her husband Willard Lee, her parents, brothers Leonard, Bill, Johnny, and Jerry Dortch and sister Jewell Dortch Thompson.
Survivors include daughter Shirley (Jack) Crews of Glen St. Mary; son Kenneth (Button) Lee of Nahunta, GA; brother Robert (Velma) Dortch and sister Mary Walker, both of Lake City; granddaughter Jana (Jeff) Jackson; grandsons Jerry (Lena) Crews and Michael (Nikki) Lee: great-grandchildren Jill (Jon) Price, Jerrod and Jordan Crews, Vaughn and Roaslind Lee; great-great-grandson Jackson Price; step-grandchildren B.J. Eskew and Mandi (Scott) Jones: step-great-grandchildren Konner Jones, Ethan Jones and Maci Jay Jones.
The funeral service was held at 2 pm on Friday, January 20 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. David Hodges officiating. Interment followed at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Jacksonville.