Williamsburg – Lueitha Manning Lee was called home from labor to reward in her home on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. Her life began February 10, 1924, the daughter of the late Bell and Luther Manning, of New Kent County, Virginia. Her parents provided a Christian home for their six children and she was the last surviving of her siblings.
She attended and graduated from New Kent County Training School (now known as New Kent High School) in 1942. In her youth, she confessed her faith in God and joined Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, New Kent County. She served her church as a member of the Usher Board and the Missionary Society and she was affiliated with the church Sunday school. Later in life, she joined hands in fellowship and became a faithful member of St. John Baptist Church on Penniman Road. She was a member of the Busy Bee Club, the Pastor’s Aide and the Missionary Society. Lueitha retired from Camp Peary after thirty-four years of dedicated service. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories her husband, Garland H. Lee Sr.; son, Garland “Buster” Lee, Jr. (Angela); daughters, Beranda Lee and Olivett Bassett; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and a host of other loving relatives and many caring friends.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in St. John Baptist Church, Penniman Road with the Rev. Walter Hudson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at 122 Weaver Road by 12:00 noon on Thursday. Mrs. Lee may be viewed from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, in the funeral home.
Professional services entrusted to the Staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, Williamsburg. 757-229-3011.