Published 7:25 am Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Graveside services for Mrs. Mildred B. Lee were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2022, at Whitesand Cemetery in Prentiss. Mrs. Lee, age 91, passed away late Tuesday night, June 14, 2022, at her daughter’s residence in Terry. The Rev. Paul Ford officiated.
Mildred B. Lee was born on Feb. 24, 1931, in Franklin County, to Charlie and Olivia Wilson Bowman. Mrs. Lee, formerly of the Prentiss area, was a homemaker and devoted her life to taking care of her husband, the late Charles E. Lee Sr. and raising her three children. She enjoyed watching Hallmark movies and Word Find Puzzles. Her family fondly recalls her preparing three meals a day for her husband and children; Mrs. Lee will especially be remembered for her chicken and dumplings and chocolate pies. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Byram, and also a former member of Midway Baptist Church in Jackson, where she had made her home for many years.
Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Lee Sr., who passed away Nov. 15, 2010; her parents, Charlie and Olivia Bowman, six brothers, Cleon Bowman, Conley Bowman, Charles Edward Bowman, Lonzo Bowman, Willie Bowman, Kenneth Bowman and 2 sisters, Aileen Goldman and Ruby Prather.
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Her memory will forever be cherished by her son, Chuck Lee (Lilli) of Crystal Springs; two daughters, Lynette Martin of Seekonk, Massachusetts and Diann Fitzhugh (Danny) of Terry; one sister, Nell Martin of Pearl. The legacy of their Granny will also live on through her six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends gathered Friday morning from 9 until 9:45 a.m. at Saulters Moore Funeral Home before going in procession to the cemetery.
Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.