James Andrew Lee, 85 of the Necaise Crossing community, went home to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 25, 1934 in Hancock county, the 2nd of ten children to Robert L. & Ella (Smith) Lee. Andrew grew up in the Benville community, loving to hunt and fish in his spare time. Being one of the oldest in a large family, there was always plenty to do. Andrew loved working with his hands and building things. He could build most anything, making a successful career as a carpenter. He married Clarice Ladner and made their home in the Necaise Crossing community where Andrew had a few cows and a garden every year, including 2019. He was a Christian man and faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church for 65 years, serving as a deacon for 60 of those years. Andrew is remembered as a hard working, wonderful husband and provider for his family, a man whom Clarice says she was "blessed" with for 65 years. A great father and grandfather, he will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded by his parents, Robert & Ella Lee and five of his siblings, sisters Guy Nell Bond and Doris Bond, and brothers Anzol, Herman, and Clifford "Shot" lee. Left to cherish his memories are: his loving wife, Clarice Lee; their son Wayne (Lainey) Lee; three grandchildren: Joel Lee, Stephanie (Sonny) Schindler, and Andrea (Russell) Maybury, with three great-grands, Margo Schindler, Beatrix and Eloise Maybury; four sisters: Erma Nell (Dan) Pullins of Benville, Dorothy Seal, Beatrice Lee, and Louise (Mack) Hester, all of Leetown, along with numerous extended family, friends and neighbors. Andrew's final wishes were for a simple service, which his family is honoring. A graveside service will be held Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019, at Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery, with Bros. Cedric Lumpkin and Ray Lee officiating. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Lee family in their time of need, and asks that everyone keep them in your thoughts and prayers over the coming days.
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