Thomas (Tommy) Williams Lee, Jr.

August 12, 1954 - August 3, 2013
Thomas (Tommy) Williams Lee, Jr.


Thomas Williams Lee, Jr., 58, of Wilmington, (formerly of Wallace) passed away at his residence on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Born in Hope Mills on August 12, 1954, he was a son of the late Thomas Williams Lee, Sr. and Bobbie Shepard Lee.

He is survived by his brothers, Charles Fitzhugh “Hughie” Lee and Leroy Wakefield Lee, both of Wallace. “Tommy’s” most precious gift was his love of family.
No service is scheduled at this time.

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  • August 13, 2013
    Jane Bruce says:
    Tommy Lee was a dear man, and we will miss him terribly. He was generous, kind, and always ready to help others. I work for a charitable organization, and he was always asking us what he could do to help us. I am so sorry to hear of Tommy's passing, and I send my heartfelt sympathy to his family.

  • August 05, 2013
    Jamie Collins says:
    When Tommy moved to Castle St., He began coming to our resale shop, Vintage Values at 609 Castle St. He was a character. He told us stories about his life and family and was just a good hearted person. When my husband died suddenly last year , he offered to help w/anything I needed. He actually came to my house and helped me and my friends paint one Saturday. He also would come by the store and help lift things and take garbage out and help control weeds and stuff. He had a kind soul. He really wanted to climb trees again. He spoke often of his brothers and parents. He told me that his dad tried to buy the elephant at the Tote-em-in-zoo. He was a SPECIAL GUY. He died on my birthday. My sincerest condolences to you.

  • August 07, 2013
    janet lewis says:
    To the family , please know that Tommy was such a happy and good person . He was always helping us out at the store, moving boxes, fixtures, weed eating, and reaching in high places which he had no problems" We all feel honored to have known Tommy and will keep a smile on our faces when we recall one of his amusing stores. Our prayers are with you. Janet Lewis

  • August 06, 2013
    Teresa Cheney says:
    (2nd entry) Hughie and Leroy: Here is a poem that may help comfort you: Do not stand at my "grave" and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starlight at night. Do not stand at my "grave" and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die! May Tommy remain in our hearts forever.

  • August 06, 2013
    Teresa Cheney says:
    To the Lee Family with much sympathy and heartfelt condolence: I was shocked and so saddened to hear about Tommy's death. I had just seen him the day before, at Vintage Values, the resale store where we met. He was my book buddy cause we so enjoyed many of the same authors. He bought me a book by one of his favorite authors, Peter Carey. Of course, now I will always treasure it. My heart goes out to your family as Tommy was just on the threshold of his new life. I will really miss him.