James Lee Obituary, Death – Both James (Jim) and Maybell Lee died before their son, James Hezekiah Lee, was born. James Hezekiah Lee was also known as “Bubba Lee.” His early years were spent in Orangeburg County, where he acquired his formal education from the institutions of the community. His education was cut short in order for him to help care for his mother by laboring in the fields, causing him to fall behind in school.
James had no formal education, but he was able to have a successful career as a brick mason as a result of his change and the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Among the many advantages he had obtained throughout his life were the construction of numerous schools, banks, churches, and post offices, to name a few. He was the one who laid the groundwork for Lee Masonry & Sons. When he was 85 years old, he began building on The Wellington Development in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Daisy Mae Gilliard was the only other person James had ever truly loved, and on December 16, 1946, the two of them married and became husband and wife. He and his wife joined Johnson Temple C.O.G.I.C., a church in Holly Hill, South Carolina, in 1952. He was responsible, willing, and conscientious in his devotion to those in need there.
His children, Lourine Bell and Paul Lee, had both perished before his death. Daisy Mae Lee, James’s 76-year-old wife, passed away recently. Dorothy (Triston Lewis) of Orangeburg, SC, William (Shirley Lee) of Eutawville, SC, Harriet (Lonzell Woodard) of Stone Mountain, GA, Cherry (Ronald Gregory) of Danburg, CT, Crizella (Pastor William McCall) of Darlington, SC, and James (Jenny) of Darlington, SC survive him. Beginning at nine a.m. and going until eight p.m., the family will be on hand to meet and greet their friends. Please remember to observe the COVID-19 Protocol when visiting the family.