Margaret Lee

September 14, 1928 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Margaret Lee Obituary

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Refuge Baptist Church, 400 N. 20th Street, Columbus, OH 43203. Interment: Union Cemetery.

Margaret Lee was born September 14, 1928, in Columbus, Ohio.  Daughter of Walter and Bessie Jennings.  She departed this life Wednesday, January 31. 2024, at the age of 95 where she went to meet our Lord and Savior where there is neither pain nor sorrow beyond that heavenly sky.

Margaret retired from the Columbus Development Center after thirty years of service.  Prior to that Margaret worked for the Home Echo.  After she retired, she spent ten years working at the Downtown Athletic Club.  She attended and graduated from Columbus City Schools.  Margaret was a member of the Refuge Baptist Church where she was a faithful member of the usher board, secretary for several years and a member of the church kitchen committee.  She was also a member of the Senior Urban League Guild for numerous years.

Margaret was a pillar of the Pilgrim neighborhood, and from her home could see everything happening on the Pilgrim playground.  As stated in a recent Facebook post by niece, Heaven. “She held the family together, thanks for your love, hugs, hot meals, warm shower, advice, life lessons, clothes, shoes, and a good laugh”. She was all of this to many.   Margaret was a lot of things to many people including nurse, cook, and confidant.

Margaret leaves to cherish her precious memories children:  George (Loretta)Lee, Reginald (Beverly) Lee, Brenda Owens, Rene Lee, Elvira (Ray)Burley, 8 grandchildren, 4great grandchildren, along with a host of many nieces and nephews and extended family including her special “son” Gary Andrews.

Margaret is preceded in death by parents: Walter and Bessie Jennings; husband, George Lee, Sr.; children, Cedrick and Tony Lee.; grandchildren Dijuan and Duane Burley; siblings, Marion Jennings, Dorothy Watson, Beatrice Williams, Betty (Bet) Scales, Ruth Walker, Antonio Jennings and Geneva Fadias.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Refuge Baptist Church 400 North 20th Street, Columbus, OH 43203.  Visitation is at 10:00 a.m. and service will begin at 11:00.  Interment will be at Union Cemetery, 3349 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH, 43202.

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February 14, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Refuge Missionary Baptist Church
400 N. 20th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43204

Funeral Service
February 14, 2024

11:00 AM
Refuge Missionary Baptist Church
400 N. 20th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43204

Interment following funeral service
February 14, 2024

Union Cemetery
3349 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202


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