Juanita Evelyn Patton Lee, 87, of Manila passed from this life on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at St. Bernards Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 17, 1923, in Paragould to the late Fred and May Minetree Patton. She was a member of the Blackwater Church of God. She enjoyed going to church and being with her church family, reading her Bible, doing puzzles and watching "The Price is Right".
She is survived by four sons and their wives, William and Mary Sue Lee; J.L. and Jane Lee, Ricky and Donna Lee and Sammy and Pam Lee all of Manila; five daughters and their husbands, Mae Helen and Charles Shrable of Linden, Mich., Glenda and Larry Richmond of Keiser, Betty and James Eubanks of Manila, Rose Eldridge of Manila and Kathi and Lonnie Turney of Batesville; two sisters, Louise Mitchell of Vancouver, Wash., and Lorene Parks of Manila; two sisters-in-law, Georgia Lee and Thelma Sue Lee both of Manila; one brother-in-law, Lonnie Lee of Manila; twenty-four grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her husband of fifty-six years, Thirlow Lee and a brother, Clifford Patton.
A celebration of her life was held on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Rev. Burl Lloyd officiating. Burial followed at Manila Cemetery.
Visitation was held Dec. 29, 2010, from 6-8 p.m. of at the Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.
Honored to serve as pallbearers were Donald Bowman Jr, Ryan Day, Shane Lee, Lance Honeycutt, Joseph Richmond and Kevin Shrable and as honorary pallbearers were Eric Elrod and Ricky Lee Jr.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Lee family at www.greggfunerals.com.