Margaret Brumble Lee

September 10, 1933 - January 29, 2015
Margaret Brumble Lee


Margaret Elizabeth Brumble Lee, 81, died Thursday, January 29, 2015. She passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Durward Lee, and was the daughter of the late Winfield H. and Bessie T. Brumble of Dillon, SC. Margaret left South Carolina in the 50’s to live in Burlington, NC and married Durward on May 16, 1958. Upon her retirement from Western Electric and SCI, she and Durward made their home in Wilmington, NC.
She is survived by three daughters; Patricia Lee of Virginia Beach, VA; Susan (Howard) Ramsey of Wilmington, NC and Carol Lee of Kure Beach, NC; brothers, Winfield (Windy) Brumble, Jr. of Burlington, NC , Douglas Brumble of Hamer, SC , Horace Brumble of Marion, SC; Sister, Doris Chatman of Greenville, SC; Grandchildren, Joseph Platter, Christopher Platter, Jordan Boykin, Megan (Will) Slaugenhoup,and Molly Smith; Great Grandchildren, Michael, Sammy, Lilly and James as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express a special heartfelt thanks to her live-in care givers – Susan Miles and Abiemwense Osagie (Sister Purple), who brought Jesus’ love and unconditional acceptance into her home and also reminded us that family has little to do with blood and everything to do with love.
Margaret will be remembered for her wonderful laugh, her love for her family & close friends and her fondness for chocolate. As per her wishes, a graveside service will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Hills of The Neuse Cemetery in Smithfield, NC at 2:00 in the afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear HospiceFoundation of Wilmington or The Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
Many thanks to those who loved her, who cared for her, who prayed for her and who never forgot her.

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  • February 18, 2015
    lisa perry says:
    Moma Margaret helped raise along with her amazing daughter Susan, 9 "adopted" girls that were Susan ' s friend. I am blessed to be one of those girls. Ms. Margaret had a great laugh & always welcomed us into her house for pj parties and camping in her back yard. My prayers go out to her family for peace & sweet, warm memories. Ms. Margaret will be missed & I sure appreciate how she & Durwood raised my sweet friend Susan who is a blessing in so many way!!! Please know I luv y'all! !!

  • February 18, 2015
    lisa perry says:
    Moma Margaret helped raise along with her amazing daughter Susan, 9 "adopted" girls that were Susan ' s friend. I am blessed to be one of those girls. Ms. Margaret had a great laugh & always welcomed us into her house for pj parties and camping in her back yard. My prayers go out to her family for peace & sweet, warm memories. Ms. Margaret will be missed & I sure appreciate how she & Durwood raised my sweet friend Susan who is a blessing in so many way!!! Please know I luv y'all! !!

  • January 30, 2015
    keith says:
    carol, so sorry for the loss of your mama, you and your family are in my prayers. sincerely,keith

  • January 30, 2015
    Abiemwense Osagie says:
    To all the Lee family and friends please accept my deepest condolences and sympathy. My sweet Chic A Dee will truly be missed. She was the life of the party in her own very way. I'm richer for having her in my life so I say to you all, Rejoice, and again I say Rejoice. She has finished herv race and won. I just pray I do it as well one day. Be blessed as Mom has lefted you blessed, she was our blessing. Mrs. Abiemwense B. Mincey Osagie.

  • January 31, 2015
    cindy hutchens says:
    my deepest condolences to the Lee family.....Heaven received a special angel...RIP...sweet lady