SAVANNAH -- Martha Akins Lee, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 17, 2013.
She was born in Bulloch County and moved to Savannah in her teens. She married William W. Lee Sr. on September 6, 1947. They shared 55 years together and were blessed with a family of five children. She was previously employed by Union Camp Corporation, as well as Belk, where she worked for over 20 years. Martha Lee was a longtime member of White Bluff Presbyterian Church, an active member of the Joy Sunday School Class and The Christian Women's Group. She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Lee Sr.; her son, William W. Lee Jr.; her sister, Arlene Lanier; and her brother, LeeRoy Akins.
Survivors include sons, Wayne (Jenny) Lee, Walter (Caren) Lee, Jeff (Laura) Lee; and daughter, Jennie (Lonnie) Harn; grandchildren, Melissa Bennett, Courtney (Mike) Bolyard, Phillip (Natalie) Lee, Matthew Lee and LeeAnna Harn; sisters, Sequel Fraser, Betsy (Donald) Adams; sister-in-law, Joan Akins; great-grandchildren, Mya Lee, Maddox Bolyard and Mason Dowdy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: Sunday, October 20, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.
Funeral service: Monday, October 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Hodgson Chapel of Fox & Weeks with the Reverend Eric M. Beene officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Remembrances may be made to White Bluff Presbyterian Church-Building Fund, 10710 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31419.
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Statesboro Herald, October 19, 2013
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