Melba Lee


Services for Melba Lee, 93, of Kilgore will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, at the First Christian Church of Kilgore with Reverend Bill Blanks officiating. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Lee died Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Kilgore.

Melba was born August 16, 1924 in Haynesville, La., to J. B. and Myrtle Ellzey. Her family moved to Kilgore in the early 1930s where Melba attended Kilgore public schools. On November 29, 1941, she and Glen Lee were the first couple to marry in the current sanctuary of the First Christian Church of Kilgore. They remained active members of that church all of their lives. Mrs. Lee was a wonderful homemaker and known as the “Cake Lady,” always providing cakes, cards and encouragement to those who needed it.

She is survived by her husband of 76 years, Glen Lee of Kilgore; two sons, Ronnie Lee and his wife Barbara of Kilgore, Mike Lee and his wife Nancy of Lake Cherokee; a sister, Dee Murphy of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Cindy Lee of Wylie, Angela Clausen of Lewisville, Donna Laborde of Longview, Karen Reed of Longview, Richard Lee of Longview, David Lee of Round Rock, Christina Hare of Flower Mound; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church.

Memorial contribution may be made to the First Christian Church of Kilgore, 609 East Main Street, Kilgore, Texas 75662.

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