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Graveside services for Mattie Cary Lee, 90, of Bellville will be held on
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005 at 3 p.m. from Pilgrims Rest Cemetery near Bellville
with the Rev. Andy Quails officiating.
Mattie Lee Died on Friday Dec. 31, 2004 in Bellville.
Mattie Cary Lee was born on Oct. 5, 1914 in Big Creek, Texas to parents
MacNeil and Mattie (Due) Chapman. She was raised in the Houston area and
attended San Jacinto High School.
She was also a student of the first classes of the University of Houston
held at San Jacinto High School, where she met her future husband, Marvin
Melton Lee. The two were united in marriage on July 4, 1934 in Louisiana.
They were members of the First United Methodist Church in Houston until 1982
when they retired to Bellville.
Marvin passed away in 1984.
"Mamaw" as she was affectionately known, was a strong, caring Christian
whose favorite verse was John 3:16 and John 14:6. She loved all of her
family and friends. She will be terribly missed and was the best mother in
the world.
She is survived by her children, Robert Melton Lee and wife Chris of
Bellville; Leta Jones and husband Larry of Bellville, Carolyn Gonzalez and
husband Alex of New Mexico, and Patricia Wright and husband Ronald of Sealy;
sister Bobbie Kirkham of Cleveland, and 12 grandchildren and 23 great
She was preceded in death by her parents, MacNeil and Mattie Chapman,
husband Marvin Melton Lee, and siblings, MacNeil, Edward, and Geanie Smith.
For those wishing, memorials can be made to the Shriners Hospital, 6977
Main, Houston, Texas 77037.
Funeral services were under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels,
842 East Main, Bellville, Texas, 77418. (979) 865-3121.
Posted by Joy Neely


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