Melvin R. Lee

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Melvin Ray Lee, 78, of Elm Mott, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, with his family by his side Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Service Information: Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Lake Shore Funeral Home. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 26, 2021 at Parkview Baptist Church with Dr. John W. Collier and Co-Pastor Joey Crenshaw officiating.

Melvin was born August 31, 1942 to Barney and Lois Lee. He attended LaVega High School and later served eight years in the Army National Guard Reserve.

Melvin married Ruth Cochran on June 24, 1961. They spent almost 60 years together. They had a very blessed life together.  They enjoyed bass fishing and deer hunting. Spending time with family was very important to him. Melvin was a Baylor sports fan and a season ticket holder for the girls basketball and softball.

He was preceded in death by son, David B. Lee in 1982; brother, Johnny E. Lee in 2018; parents Barney and Lois Lee; grandparents; nephew, Steven D. Lee in 1987; and two great-grandsons, Levi and Eli Robbins.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruth Lee; daughters, Tina Coats and husband, Hank, and Donna Collier and husband, R.W.; grandchildren, Megan O’Brien, Kaelyn Doyle and partner, Victor Tarros, Jadrian Coats and partner, Alberta Ramirez, Michael O’Brien and wife, Victoria, Candice Robbins and husband, Mark, Anthony Collier and wife, Meagan, and Courtney Frazier and husband, Bryce; 13 great-grandchildren; several sister-in-laws; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who he loved very much.

We want to thank the nurses that took care of Melvin. They loved him and took excellent care of him. He loved these nurses like they were his children! Thank you Tammy, Charlene and Chris.


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  1. Tressa Massingill

    I am sad for your loss but I know that you are rejoicing in his healing in Heaven and that you will be reunited some glad day.

  2. Reva Meek Blalock

    So sorry for the loss of Melvin, hugs and prayers and peace with in! Love You.

  3. Jennifer Arnold

    Dear Ruth words can’t express our deepest sympathy of the loss of your husband. Sending hugs and loves.

    Jennifer Arnold and son Kash

  4. Brenda Underwood

    My heart is broken. He was sweet and fun and, Ruth, he made you so happy. I know you all miss him but can take comfort in knowing David was waiting for him. I love you all very much and my prayers are for your comfort.

  5. Terri Posey Keller

    Ruth and family…I have so many find memories of Melvin and your family. Funny guy! Good man. I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Bill and Wanda Van Cleave

    It is with heavy hearts we say this earthly goodbye, to Melvin. But we are so grateful that he has been set free from his pain.. We will see him again !

  7. Clifford and Donna Swift

    Donna and R-Dub – We are so sorry to learn about Mr. Lee. Donna and I have him and your family in our prayers.

  8. Ruth May the Lord Bless you and keep you in His heart at this time of your sorrow. You are special and there is another bright star in Heaven.

  9. Words can not express what a wonderful man and person of deep faith in God.
    Truly one of a kind and will be highly missed
    Prayers for all of you

  10. So sorry for your loss, prayers for all, God be with you and your family, bless you.

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