WEST COLUMBIA: Funeral services for Margaret Elizabeth Crout Lee, 83, will be held at 3pm Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Central Church of the Nazarene in West Columbia, officiated by Dr. James Thrower and Rev. Harry Widener. Burial will follow at Southland Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be William “Buddy” Bryant, Perry Hobgood, Harold Hott, James Mabe, Eugene Scott, and James Shirey. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6pm Saturday, March 6, 2010, at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia, 200 State Street. Memorials may be made to Central Church of the Nazarene, 100 S. Woodside Pkwy., West Columbia, SC 29170.
Mrs. Lee, widow of John S. Lee, Jr., died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Presbyterian Home in Lexington. Born April 13, 1926 in West Columbia, SC, she was a daughter of the late Jared Jason Crout and Maggie Derrick Crout Corley. Mrs. Lee graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School. She worked for Fruit of the Loom in Lexington and retired as Office Manager following 35 years of service. Mrs. Lee was an active member of Central Church of the Nazarene in West Columbia for more than 61 years. She served as pianist and organist for 60 years, and was church secretary and treasurer. Mrs. Lee was the last surviving charter member of Central Church.
Mrs. Lee is survived by a son, John Madison Lee of Kent, OH; two daughters, Sharon Lee Jeffcoat (Brent) of Charlotte, NC, and Rebecca Lee Nates (John) of Columbia, SC; three grandchildren, Robin Lorenzen of Atlanta, GA, Julie Ginn of Celebration, FL, John M. Nates, of Columbia, SC and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John S. Lee, Jr.; an infant son, Mark Edward Lee; two brothers, Eugene and Herman Crout, and two sisters, Orene Hall and Evelyn Hudson Ouzts.
Mrs. Lee’s family would like to express their appreciation to her caregivers, Ollie Lindsey, Geneva James, and Mary Ann Myers.
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Published in Legacy on Mar. 4, 2010.