Funeral services were held Saturday, April 24, 202,1 at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Helen Lee, 81, who died Friday, April 9, 2021 at her residence.
Rev. Russell officiated with interment following in the Taylor Cemetery, Carson.
Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Helen Lee was born to the late in Conway, Arkansas, to the late George and Corine Dukes.
She attended grade school in Conway and later graduated from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
She later moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she met and married and to that union, she had three children.
She pursued a career in Cosmetology. She later met and married the late John Lee.
She became a member of Tree of Life Church where she served as an aide. She then relocated to Bassfield, where she was caregiver for her husband and the late Adeline Taylor.
Mrs. Lee joined St. Paul Baptist Church and later joined Morning Star in Blue Springs.
Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her sister, Gertie Lou; brothers, Ulester and LeAndrew; daughter, Gwendolyn Newson and son, Lloyd Sr.
She is survived by five children, Johnny of Normal, Illinois; Denise (Forrest) of Chicago, IL; son, Darnell of Bassfield and Jerry of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters, Naomi (Paul) of South Bend, Illinois and Alice of Little Rock, Arkansas; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends