Lee Elder
Lee Elder was a pioneering golfer who was the first black golfer to compete in the Masters when he played in the tournament in 1974.

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Published by The Sentinel-Progress on Nov. 29, 2021.
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Alishia
December 11, 2021
I first saw Lee at highland Park
Donald Prioleau
Acquaintance
December 9, 2021
My condolences to the family. As a young soldier, stationed at Fort Ord California, I had the pleasure of meeting this historical figure. Lee would play in the Bing Crosby Pro-Am with my Uncle, Calvin Reaves, as his partner. To have the opportunity to meet this legend (along with Calvin Peete) meant a great deal to me. Keeping the family in prayer.
Blake Reaves
Acquaintance
December 6, 2021
Truly a blessing to us allwas a trail blazer and total gentlemanhe will be missed
Karen Hagen
Friend
December 6, 2021
Condolences to his family. I met him in Newport RI at a golf tournament where I was a walking scorer In the 70’s, treated me with respect, quite a gentleman and his caddy Mel was a hoot. Have fun golfing in Heaven!
John Cavanaugh
Acquaintance
December 5, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family of Mr Elder may GOD comfort and strengthen you at this time of bereavement I met Mr. Elder two years ago and was fortunate enough to be able to converse over the phone he was a Living Legend
JONATHAN JOHNSON
December 3, 2021
Thank you for your support of the Clayton County Public Schools community.
Lonnie Smith
Acquaintance
December 3, 2021
My condolences to the family Lee was a trailblazer and inspiration to past, present and future generations. His influence on the game of golf will be remembered though the ages .❤
Lester Howard
December 2, 2021
What an incredible man he was. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult period.
December 2, 2021
Sorry for your loss. What a pioneer, he has opened the door for many African Americans. He will be missed.
December 2, 2021
You were a great trail blazer in every since of the word. I remember seeing and hearing about you from my elders. Thank you for a job well done. ☮❤❤
Eugenia Preston
December 1, 2021
RIP Lee, always a fan and was fortunate enough that my granddaughter got a lesson from you in Nashville. We will never forget that, bless you.
Jay Ryan
November 30, 2021
HE WAS ONE IN A MILLION AND SO GLAD HE GOT HIS CELEBRATIONS WHILE ALIVE AND HOPE HIS PIONEERING SPIRIT IS REBIRTHED INTO ANOTHER NEWBORN BLACK BABY
SERI KNIGHT
Other
November 30, 2021
My condolences.
November 30, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
walter thomas
November 30, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Lee Elder's family. I remember in the later part of the 60's when he would play in the Old Dominion Classic at the Newport News golf course. His attire was always on point and he had that great smile. Thanks Mr. Elder for what you did for the game of golf and the Black community.
Sherlock Bruce
Other
November 30, 2021
Rest In Peace Mr. Elder,you paved the way for black golfers,gave so much encouragement,will miss you,
Carolyn Glover
Friend
November 29, 2021
I remember reading about, and pulling for, Lee during the '74 Masters. It was at that time that I became a fan! Lee was a pioneering Ryder Cup calibre champion golfer, a model professional, and a noble gentleman. His admirable story of courage and success will always be a strong source of inspiration.

Rest in peace, Lee, and thank you.
November 29, 2021
Dear Elder Family Rory and I would like to take the time to express our condolences's on the loss of Lee Elder.he'll surely be missed and may he rest in peace.best faith/rory
faith/rory tobin/dockett
Acquaintance
November 29, 2021
What an amazing legacy, a part of history. Heartfelt condolences to the Elder family, may God be with all of you to help carry you through this difficult time of your loss.
November 29, 2021
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