Margaret Elizabeth Crout Lee
1926 - 2010
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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.

Family and friends may sign the on-line guest book at: (www.thompsonsfuneral.com)

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Published in Legacy on Mar. 4, 2010.
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March 18, 2010
John, Sharon and Becky, I am so soory I did not know of your mothers' passing. I remeber well when my father married "JS" and Margaret. Your dad and mother were ordained in heaven for each other. Two sweeter more devoted people are not to be found. May God comfort you in your loss. Jim Kelly.
Jim Kelly
March 7, 2010
The gentle smile and kind words of Mrs. Lee will be long remembered by me She and John were a study in contrasts, but so complimentary to each other. The thing that stands out in my mind about the two of them was, they were always the same, whether at church or out and about. I will always miss them, and our world will be the richer for their living, yet poorer with their passing. May those who knew them, pick up where they left off and live Christ as they did in such a Christ-less world
Will (WC) Shook
March 6, 2010
Johnny, Sharon and Becky,

I share your loss. Your Mother was a long time dear friend. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
Marion Love
March 6, 2010
Johnny, Sharon and Becky,

Our sympathy and thoughts are with you at this time of loss. Our families do go "way back". What great friends our parents were. How thankful we can be for our heritage. I trust you will receive special strength and grace during this time.
Blessings!
Savon Love Frierson
March 5, 2010
Another dear sweet lady. We have only had the opportunity to get to know Mrs. Lee for short time. But what a saint she was. She is loved by so many people at Central Church. We will love and miss you Mrs. Lee. To the family...May God bless you and bring you peace during this time of sorrow.
Robert Caulder & family
March 5, 2010
As many entries have spoken of what a special lady your mother is and I know she will be missed on this earth. It has been many years since we have seen any of you, but we do remember what a special friend both of your parents were to our family when dad was their pastor. God bless you all during this time.
Linzett Myers Newman
March 5, 2010
It looks like a life well lived! May the love and compassion of our Lord surround and carry each of you through this difficult, yet joyous transition of this faithful soul as it makes its final journey home.
Eddie and Jennie Martin
March 5, 2010
Johnny, Sharon and Becky,
What wonderful memories of such a sweet spirited, loving and caring lady! It's been a long time since we were next door neighbors, but your family will always be fondly remembered. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
Brenda Johnson McKinney (W. Cola., SC)
March 5, 2010
Stephen and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our sympathies are with you in this sad time.
Kathryn Fenner
March 5, 2010
You and the whole family have my deepest sympathy. Your mom was a great lady. Let me know if you need help.
Sandy Maguran
March 5, 2010
I remember her as a true "Saint". My deepest love to Becky, Sharon, and Johnny. Billie Jean Cline Gordon
March 5, 2010
Sharon, you are in our thoughts and prayers this weekend. May the deep peace of Christ sustain you.
Keith and Gail Funderburk
March 5, 2010
May your precious memories of your mother, grandmother and friend sustain you during this time. God bless and comfort each one of you is our prayer.
Ben, Sandra Tony and Jason Whisenant
March 5, 2010
My heartfelt sorry for the family. Margaret is truly an amazing Lady that has been a great inspiration to so many people, myself included. She will be missed in many ways. God welcomes a true Christian home.
Cathy Chasteen Bowen
March 5, 2010
Good night my precious friend, I will see you in the morning. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family.
Judy Abstance
March 5, 2010
Sharon,
My love and thoughts are with you my friend. Thought about you all during
Chirst Church choir last evening.
John Parnell
March 4, 2010
Heaven has gained a very special lady. May choirs of angels sing her to her rest.
Brenda Pruitt
March 5, 2010
Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.
The Staff of Thompson Funeral Home
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