Douglas Cardell Lee

Published 11:12 am Thursday, August 25, 2011

Services for Douglas Cardell Lee will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with Dr. Bright Fields officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lee died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. He was 59.

Born in Vicksburg, he was a 1970 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School, where he played football and earned a scholarship to Alcorn State University before serving in the Armed Services.

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Mr. Lee retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 30 years of service. He was a former member of Rock of Ages M.B. Church and, with his wife, was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mathew Sr. and Lillie Lee; a brother, Mathew Lee Jr.; his maternal grandparents, Charlie and Lee Anna Thomas; his paternal grandparents, Allen Mason Sr. and Charity Carr Grant Lee; and an aunt and uncle who reared him, Clarence Joe and Lee Anna Connor.

Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Lee of Vicksburg; three daughters, Donna Lee of Meridian, Angela Franks of Buckatunna, Miss., and Jackie Smith of Jackson; a son, Sammy Brooks Sr. of Vicksburg; three sisters, Charity M. Burnham of Vicksburg, Brenda Lee of Madison, Ala., and Lorraine Smith of Columbus, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives, including the Smith, Connor, Mason, Dunmore, Hunt, Jackson, Williams and Ford families.