Robert Earl Lee

Published 10:59 pm Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Funeral services for Robert Earl Lee will be Saturday, April 24, 2021, at noon with Rev. Marvin Booker officiating. Interment shall follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021, from 6 to 7 p.m. with social distancing and facial coverings worn while inside the building.

Robert Earl Lee passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021, in the G. V. Sonny Montgomery V.A. Medical Center following a brief illness. He was 77.

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He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. 

He was a member of the White Chapel M.B. Church, where he also served as a deacon and superintendent of the Sunday school. 

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 40-plus years, Erma Lee Lee; parents, James Lee and Idella Gee; daughter, Precilla “Pepper” Williams; his sister, Johnny B. Shorter; grandson, Larry Cain Williams; nephew, Eddie Lee Jr.; and a stepson, Joshua Hamilton.

He is survived by his sons, Ivory Joe Williams of Vicksburg, James Williams and Mark Williams of Jackson, Jessie Williams and Larry Williams of Fayetteville, Ark., and Steven Williams of Marianna, Ark.; his daughters, Loretta Anderson of Cary, and Rosie L. Williams of Vicksburg; his brother, Eddie J. Lee Sr. of Vicksburg; and sister, Mary G. Pines of Fayetteville, N.C.; four nieces; one nephew; three great-nieces; one great-great-nephew; one great-great-niece; and a host of grandchildren, including three in which he was guardian, Umeka Mitchell and Vickey Williams of Vicksburg and Nikki Williams of Fayetteville, Ark.; and great-grandchildren.