Riverside Community- Mary Frances Lee, of Riverside Community, passed away Monday (February 27, 2017) at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Nahunta, GA., her parents were Elemuel "Lem" Lee and Betty Irene Hendrix Lee. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie Arris Lee; her grandson, Devin Michael Williams; and her sister, Mattie Bell Lee.
Mary was a homemaker and a member of Riverside Chapel Baptist Church, she enjoyed shopping, sewing, and playing poppit.
Survivors include eight children and their spouses, Jennifer Wolfe (Reggie), of Riverside, Falisha Lee, of Riverside, Amanda Lee (Fiancé, Ryan), of Argyle, James "Jimmy" Lee (Kimberly), of Hazlehurst , Yolanda Volkema, of Altamonte Springs, FL, Angel Morrison (Dustin), of Winokur, Ashley Wood, of Callahan, and Scotty Williams (Jennifer), of Texas; 54 children who came through their home when they were foster parents; 24 grandchildren, Skye, Gage, Kaleb, Brianna, Jailan, Gabby, Eli, Jada, Jasmine, Scarlett, Charlott, Trinity, Ethan, Cienna, Cameryn, Taylor, Will, Desiree, Kourtney, Amelia, Maggie, Blake, William, and Alex; Many others who she claimed as her grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, M.D. Lee (Barbara), of Acworth, GA., Farley Lee (Kay), of Winokur; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Bertha Sue Dixon (Denny), of Blackshear, Shirley Wainright (Ronnie), of Riverside, Dorothy Mae Hall (Mark), of Okeechobee, FL; Also several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Visitation will be held Wednesday (March 1, 2017) starting at 6PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (March 2, 2017) at 3PM at Riverside Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Wainright and Rev. Paul Roberson officiating.
Burial will follow in Riverside Chapel Baptist Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Juke Johns, Robert Johns, Scotty Johns, Jeff Lee, Jacob Hall, and Randall Hickox.
Honorary pallbearers will be Betty Mae Johns, Cheryl Helmuth, Believers Sunday School Class, and the Charlton County Class of 1961.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing our online registry at fryefh.com.