February 5, 1937 - January 15, 2021
Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Ann Lee, 83, of Carthage, Texas will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Visitation will be 1-2:00 p.m. prior the service at the Hawthorn Funeral Chapel with Rev. Homer Hawthorne officiating. Burial will follow in the Concord Cemetery in Rusk County, Texas. Mrs. Shirley Ann Hawthorne Lee was born February 5, 1937 in Gilmer, Texas. She passed this life January 15, 2021 in Tyler, Texas. Shirley was one of three children born to the marriage of Homer and Lula Bee Stewart Hawthorne. She was raised and schooled in Pickton, Texas graduating with the Pickton High School class of 1955. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in education through Texas A&I Kingsville. She married her sweetheart John Hushel Lee June 5, 1955, together they celebrated 64 years of marriage and had three children. Mrs. Lee worked as a professional educator teaching at the Junior High level for Pettus I.S.D. and Pickton I.S.D. before her retirement. Shirley was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church. She loved the outdoors fishing, being a mother, grandmother and Granny to so many who loved her. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband John Hushel Lee; son, John Britt Lee; and daughter, Retha Ann Rodgers. Mrs. Lee is survived by her devoted son, Dale Lee and wife Kristi of Carthage; brother, Homer Hawthorne and wife Sharon; sister, Judy Turner and husband Dude of Waskom; grandchildren, Micah Lee and wife Valentina, Ryan Rodgers and wife Kristi, Jason Lee and wife Jaimie, Reshay Rodgers and husband John David Tyler, Cali Lee, Kira Lee, Misti Hansen, Lindsey Hansen, Martye Bittick and husband Brad, and Adam Hansen and wife Hailey; eleven great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Lee, Brad Bittick, Juan Soto, Kyle Lee, J.D. Tyler and Adam Hansen.
Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Ann Lee, 83, of Carthage, Texas will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Visitation will be 1-2:00 p.m. prior the service at the Hawthorn Funeral Chapel with Rev. Homer Hawthorne officiating. Burial will... View Obituary & Service Information
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