Worked several years with Judge Lee at the Court of Appeals. A great guy who always treated everyone the same ... with dignity and respect. He usually had a funny, understated quip about some observation. It inevitably cracked me up. Still the same when we sat together at court luncheon in December 2012. Always looked forward to seeing him. He is definitely missed.
Norman you are always in my thoughts . The Brother I always wanted, a friend for life and the one person I most admired.
Thanks for being my friend.
Mary, Telina, Lisa, and Mingo,
Guess it is coming up on one year now. Wow, time passes so quickly. Though Norman is gone, you will always have those wonderful memories and someone told me after Shelley's death 15 years ago, that you just learn to live with the memories. I am sure you are doing that and what wonderful memories you all have to live with. He was a great man, and to me, a great friend.
I just read about Norman's passing in the Bar journal. Please accept my sympathies.
Norman and I started out together at about the same time, me with John Hill and Norman across the hall with Haynes and Fullenweider, in the Houston First Savings building. Norman really was a good guy, always affable, friendly and supportive. He always had a humorous observation to make about almost everything.
I moved to Austin in 1973 and did not see Norman again until about 1980 when we both attended the DG's parents day at UT. I enjoyed catching up with him.
Anyway, to echo an earlier comment, he really was a good guy.
I am sorry for you loss. I also worked for Norman as a clerk in the 257th District court. He was always very kind and understanding and compassionate. He also was a very fair Judge. He will be truly missed.
How lucky we were to meet Norman and Mary in Scotland by accident he was a wonderful and enjoyable man.God bless him. Stan & Pat From Ireland
Mary: I wish I could be with you this moment. But, you know I am thinking about you right now. What a wonderful couple you always were. I could feel your love and devotiion when we used to be together. What wonderful memories I have of our friendship. My thoughts and prayers for you and your children. Much love, Barbara Lee
Our deepest sympathies to you all! Norman was an exemplary individual and we all benefited from being around him and Mary! Hope God is ready for some interesting tales!
Ray, JoAnn, Dawn & Greg
People say great story teller, great lawyer, great jurist but I give him my greatest accolade----a good guy. David N. Gray
GLAD I GREW TO KNOW MY COUSIN EVEN IF IT WAS LATER IN LIFE, HE WAS AN UPSTANDING REAL MAN THAT LOVED HIS FAMILY AND WE ALL LOVED HIM.
I'm very sad to hear of Judge Lee's passing. I only met him a few times but spoke more to him on the phone and he was always so sweet. With my deepest sympathy to the Lee family
Telina and all of your family - It is clear to me, from the story of this remarkable man's life, how much Norman Lee was loved and what a very fine man, father, husband, grandfather & great-grandfather, brother, uncle, lawyer, judge, and friend he was. God's peace to you all, and our sincere sympathy for your loss. Suzanne & Jim
Norman was lots of fun to be around. I really enjoyed playing golf with him and listening to his tall tales. Rest in peace my friend.
Telina, Mike and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, The Gotzlers
Mary, Telina, Lisa, Mingo and family....
I know the love of your friends and family will carry you through this difficult time. I am SO sorry for your loss. I am praying for you all to feel peace and comfort, and that you find strength in the precious memories you all share of the amazing person that was Norman Lee.
I am deeply sorry to hear about the loss of Judge Norman Lee. Working with him as his clerk of the 257th Family Court was truly an honor. He was my favorite Judge. My prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.
I was once told..."live your life so that when your children think of fairness and integrity they think of you..." Norman Lee certainly live by those standards. He will be missed.
Thank you Norman for being my friend, brother & from you I learned the values of family and life. I could go on but there are not enough words to describe my love for you.
Norman my friend
I love you Norman
My Uncle ... my teacher. The person whose wisdom I attempt to pass onto my own son and to emulate in life.
Old school, old salt and old values. A person who became a diamond by being polished by life.
A Man among men. Louis L'Amour wrote many a book about him.
I do not know what to say, although he influenced my life in so many ways.
Beautiful people exist everywhere, but to me, Uncle Norman and Uncle Herbert were neck and neck. Two more influential people I have never met.
To have been blessed by my presence in Norman's life is one of the greatest gifts that I have ever received.
I will do my best.
I am truly at a loss for words. What a man. What a perfect example of how the rest of the world should be. A friend, a dad, a mentor, and though separated by miles, never ever forgotten. Lisa and telina,mingo and mrs lee how very fortunate to have norman as a father and husband...not many people can actually say that. You can, i know. One thing i would remind you, we grieve because we want them here with us forever, the reality is: they are havin a ball right now...and you know norm is.
He truly was a great man and a great Judge.
A great judge, a great friend and a great man. You are all in our prayers.
Steve Moriarty for
To one of the best friends a man could have. I loved you like a brother for 35 years. You will be missed.
I will always remember the man who made everyone around him feel special. I love you all. My heart goes out to your family
Mary and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you during this challenging time. May peace be with you. Sending my deepest condolences your way. Much love, Stephanie
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God will give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.
Judy Williams Davis...Rae and Davids mom.
Mary, I'm praying for you and your family.I know God will hold you in His arms through this time.
Judge Lee will always be known by me as one of the fairest and most honest judges I have been before in 42 years of practicing law. When I die and appear before the gates of heaven I hope to have Judge Lee decide my fate. God bless you Norman.
Our condolences to the family. I was honored to have known him.
Norman loved music and had great respect for musicians. He told a funny story about his meeting Willy Nelson by chance and having only his bar card for Willy to autograph. He got in trouble for that but was sure proud of that autograph. He was definitely one-of-a-kind and will be missed.
Mary, Telina, Lisa, & Mingo
I know you are in amazing hands with your loving family. I hope we can also offer our love and support to you as you have always graciously done for us. We know this is a difficult time. We are truly sorry for your loss...
One of the greatest judges that will ever live.
A friend since childhood and Norman was a special friend. I have enjoyed the precious family he shared with us on Facebook. My prayer is that God will send you a comforting and healing spirit during your sorrow
So many friends, so much family all loved Judge Lee. And there were more family than just the nuclear and extended family. At any given time, other folk were included as family. We attended birthday parties, Thanksgiving dinner, births and other special occasions. Those were times when people were in need and the Lees answered the call and took us in. Thanks Norman for sharing your wonderful family!