LEXINGTON - Rickie Lee Lemons, 61, of Northside Drive, passed away un-expectedly Sunday, July 28, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital after a sudden illness.
A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Steve Joyce and the Rev. Duncan Martin. The graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. in Mount Vernon United Methodist Church cemetery, Silk Hope, N.C.
The family will see friends 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Rickie was born Feb. 12, 1952 in Chatham County to Raymond Lindbrugh Lemons and Bobbie Joann Whitt Lemons. He was a 14-year survivor of throat cancer, a member of the Western Piedmont Speak Easy Group and retired in 2001 from QST Textiles in Mocksville. He was preceded in death by his father in 1984, and his grandmothers, Jessie Whitt Scott and Bessie Lemons Harris.
He is survived by his mother of the home; cousins, Robin Smith Jones (Lee) of Burlington and Robert Bryan Smith (Tina) of Kernersville; aunts, Mrs. Bobbie Isley and Mrs. Bertha Ward, both of Greensboro; his great-aunt, Mrs. Dorothy Lemons Wicker of Siler City and Mike Robertson who was like a brother to Rickie.
Memorials may be directed to Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Virginia Smith, 111 JaVan Smith Road, Siler City NC 27344; or, Western Piedmont Speak Easy Laryngectomy Support Group, c/o Nancy Reynolds, 2919 Camp Circle, Winston-Salem NC 27106.
Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net