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Hillard L. Lee, Sr.
AGE: 88 • New Castle
Rev. Lee departed this life February 06, 2014. Husband of Mrs. Annie Ruth Lee; father of Hillard, Jr. (Robbin), Mamie (Lawrence), Carolyn (Vincent), Emmanuel, Denise (Ernie), David, and Jeffery (Elizabeth); son of the late Linwood, Sr., and Mamie Brinkley Lee; brother of Fletcher, Linwood, Jr., Buzzy and Mansfield Lee; Matilda Bates-Smith, Evang. Ethel Powell and Rev. Inez Mitchell; sister in-law, Valley Mae Price; 16 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Rev. Lee was licensed as a minister in 1950 at Rock of Ages Baptist Church and ordained in 1961 at New Hope Baptist Church. He became Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Lewes, DE, and was the first pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Fellowship Baptist Church of which he founded, and later became Pastor of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Denton, MD. He also served as an Associate Pastor of Ezion Fair Baptist Church before returning to Fellowship Baptist Church. He then became a member of New Hope Baptist, New Mt. Bethel Baptist Church and then made New Life Baptist Church of Delaware his home church. He was a member of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM State of DE Rising Sun Lodge #2.
Funeral 7pm, Fri., Feb. 14th at Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 B Street, Wilm, DE; viewing 5-7pm. His burial will take place 10am Mon., Feb. 17th in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
CONGO FUNERAL HOME
Published in The News Journal from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13, 2014