Janie Marie Chesser Lee

Published 12:03 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from the Chapel of Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home for Mrs. Janie Marie Chesser Lee, 76, of Greenville, who passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 18, after a long battle with cancer. Burial followed at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Darryl Pace and Bro. Mike Moses officiated. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Lee was born on Oct. 10, 1942, in Crenshaw County. Janie spent much of her time gardening, sewing and loving her family and friends. Her work was devoted to helping special needs children to include driving the special needs bus and working as an aide in the classroom.

Mrs. Lee was an active member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading the Bible and spiritual devotionals. She enjoyed a long, happy marriage to her loving husband, Leon Lee. She is loved and will be dearly missed by the many friends and families lives she has touched.

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Her husband, Leon Lee, preceded Mrs. Lee in death.

Survivors include her children, John W. (Diane) Wood, Katrina Owens (Jimmy Jr.) Scruggs and Kaye Owens (Jeff) Merrett; stepchildren, Ronnie (Kathi) Lee, Glenda (Tony) O’Connor, Angie (Jim) Oswald, Kim (Claude) Plant and Kevin Lee; grandchildren, Wyatt Wood, Beckham Scruggs, Katlyn Scruggs, Nathan Scruggs, Taegan Merrett, Halston Merrett  and Saxon Merrett, along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Pallbearers were Jeff Merrett, Jimmy Scruggs, James Coker, Jeremy Coker, Michael Powell and Claude Plant.

Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directed.