GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Eddie James Lee, 60, of Greenville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Delta Memorial Gardens, with Pastor B.T. Benson officiating. He transitioned to his heavenly home Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Services are under the direction of Watson, Edwards & Evans Funeral Home, Greenville.
Eddie was born April 22, 1960, in Rosedale, to Georgia Lee (Warren Lee) and Sherman Veazy.
Eddie confessed a hope in Christ at an early age at Saint John MB Church, Lobdell. He later joined St. Luke Baptist Church, Metcalfe, under Pastor B.T. Benson.
Eddie received his high school education at Nugent Center High School (Ray Brooks), graduating in 1978. Upon completing high school, Eddie proudly served in the United States Army.
He was a dutiful employee at Utility Products/Reliable Electrics/Marconi for many years, where he met and fell in love with his wife. He was employed at various Trucking companies and had many customers whom were dependent upon him for their lawn care.
Eddie was a highly intelligent man who was blessed with many talents. His grilling and cooking was often labeled as “The Best!” Eddie loved driving, traveling, and visiting new places. He was a gardener in his spare time as well. He shared his delicious harvests with as many people as possible. Eddie was humble yet, pleasantly outspoken. He helped any and everyone and never seemed to have met a stranger. His kind and unselfish ways were always exhibited while helping neighbors, friends, and love ones. Above all, Eddie was proud of his personal relationship with God. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren and they were his pride and joy. He would do anything for them. His love for his entire family was always displayed.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Georgia Lee, Warren Lee and Sherman Veazy Sr.; grandmother, Rosie Lee Brown; sisters, Minnie Lee Sanders and Pearlie Mae Russell; brothers, Warren Lee Jr., Sherman Jr. and Robert Veazy; a son, Reginald Litdell; a grandson, Gregory Young Jr.; and mother in-law, Lucy Mae Knox.
Eddie leaves to cherish his precious and wonderful memories his loving wife, Dorothy Lee; four sons, Terence (Candice) Litt, Eddie Litt, Tavarus (Gloria) Lee and Carey Washington, all of Greenville; two daughters, Sharron (Cordaryl) Jernigan, of Southaven, and Andrea Lee, of Greenville; four brothers, Carl Lee, of Chicago, Morris Lee, of Greenville, and James Steward and Warren Lee Jr., both of Mansfield, Ohio; 10 sisters, Edna R. Frazier, of Arlington TX, Barbara Ann (Kelvin) Jones and Queen (Tony) Edwards, both of Greenville, Carnisha Lee and Larkisha Lee, both of Wooter, Ohio, Nancy Jones, of Mansfield, Ohio, Genetta Todd, of South Carolina, Rebecca (Tom) Fair, of Beulah, and Willie Mae Veazy and Annie Lee Veazy, both of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and a host of grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends.