Mary I. Lee

Aug 06, 2014

1927 — 2014

CANTON — Mary Israel Lee, 85, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Haywood House.

A native of Buncombe County, she had resided in Haywood County since she was 5-years old and was the daughter of the late, Hobert and Nina Israel.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Era Fay Israel. She retired from American Enka with 33 years of service and was a member of Dutch Cove Baptist Church.  She delivered Meals on Wheels for 15 years. She enjoyed singing in the choir and was active in the WMU.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Hubert Andrew Lee; and a son, James Hubert Lee, of Canton.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Revs. Jason Miller and Roy Houston officiating. Entombment will follow at The Horizon at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

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