With sincere compassion, we respectfully announce the transition of Mrs. Johnnie Mae Lee, a native of Luverne, AL, and resident of Montgomery, AL. Mrs. Lee transitioned on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021. She was 89. Public visitation will be held on Friday, May 28th, 2021, from 4-6 PM, in the McComb Honorary Chapel of Jackson Professional Funeral Services. In compliance with government recommendations, and J.P.F.S. public safety standards, individuals attending the visitation are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times while inside the facility. Temperature checks are also required upon entering the funeral home. A homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, May 29th, 2021, at New Hope Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 1975 New Hope Church Rd, Luverne, AL. Public visitation will begin at 11AM in the sanctuary; a graveside homegoing service will follow at 1PM.
Johnnie Mae Lee was born in Crenshaw County on January 20, 1932, to the late Charlie and Bessie Watson. She attended the Crenshaw County Training School and started working at an early age. As a young child, she joined the New Hope Valley Baptist Church where she sang in the choir for over 40 years and was a faithful member until failing health prevented her from being in attendance.
She was married to the late Charlie Lee in 1969; he preceded her in death. Johnnie Mae loved fishing, cooking, going to church, and being with family and friends.
She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Peggy Lois Long, of Montgomery, AL; son-in-law, Dwight Long, of Houma, LA. She also leaves two granddaughters: Teresa Long and Brittney (Marvin) Washington of Montgomery, AL; four great-granddaughters: Brooklynn Manuel, Gabrielle, Savannah, and London Washington all of Montgomery, AL; one nephew, Larry (Janice) Robinson, one great nephew, Anthony Robinson, and a host of cousins.
Jackson Professional Funeral Services is grateful to the family of Mrs. Lee for entrusting our caring and dedicated professional staff with the final arrangements of their loved one. We solicit your continued, sincere support and prayers for the family as they navigate through this experience.
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