Rev. Robert E. Lee

September 9, 1934 - January 1, 2019
Rev. Robert E. Lee

Rev. Robert Eugene Lee, Sr. 84, of Leland passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at his home.

Robert was born September 9, 1934 the son of the late Harry Williamson and Kathryn Whitmore Lee. He was preceded in death by sister, Virginia Lee Howell and brother Harry W. Lee, Jr.

He served his country honorable in the United States Army. He retired from full-time ministry in 1999 as Pastor at Sea Gate Baptist Church and later continued as the Pastor of Community Chapel Baptist Church in Leland until present day. He also served for 36 years as a Special Deputy with the New Hanover County Sheriffs Department.

He was such a positive outgoing and dedicated man to God and his family. He touched the lives of many people. His kind heart and leadership will be truly missed by all.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years Shirley Lee; son Robert E. Lee, Jr of Chesapeake, VA; daughters Nancy Lee Barber and husband Freddie of Jacksonville, NC; Janet Lee Medlin of Wilmington; brother, Jimmy Stone and wife Jean of Elizabeth City, NC; Sister; Bonnie Lee Rogers and husband Gerry of Grafton, VA; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Saturday January 5, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Vic Potter officiating the service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Community Chapel Baptist Church Robert E. Lee Education Building Fund.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099

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  • January 03, 2019
    Melodie Dorsey says:
    My heart goes out to the Lee family and also to our Community Chapel Church family. Pastor Lee, I will miss your beautiful smile, your kind eyes & your uplifting messages. We love you dearly! ♥️

  • January 03, 2019
    pdavis says:
    My sincere condolences to the Lee family. May you find comfort in the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, Jehovah, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God, 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. May you look forward to God's promise to erase sickness and death forever and restore to life all who are in his memory in the grand resurrection, Revelation 21:4 and John 5:28, 29, see www.jw.org for encouragement on God's promise for the future

  • January 04, 2019
    LEE REYNOLDS says:
    Mr. Lee was the nicest man, a true Southern gentleman. He was one of the first persons I met when I came to work at NHCSO. He will be missed and the world is a lesser place without him.

  • January 04, 2019
    Betty Jordan Brown says:
    Shirley I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  • January 06, 2019
    James Collins & Family says:
    Our Prayers, thoughts & deepest Condolences go out to the family of Robert E. Lee Sr., that they will find comfort in knowing that he's in Heaven. (2nd Corinthians 5:8) "Absent from the body, present with The Lord"...May The Lord & Savior Jesus Christ Bless and keep you all.