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Shirley Jane Gravitt Lee
  • Place of birth:
    Alabama, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 20, 2001
  • Place of passing:
    Gadsden, Alabama, United States
A virtuous woman filled with grace, beauty, and a kind, gentle spirit.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Shirley Jane Gravitt Lee.  We will cherish her memories forevermore.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sonja Lee on 21st July 2017

"This was supposed to be so much easier over time... ..not so much! Thank you for continuing to watch over me, my family and loved  ones.  You've touched so many lives in a way you will never realize. I know heaven is a brighter place with you in it!  I can hardly wait to see you again!  My heart remains broken for me.....so happy for you. I couldn't take watching you suffer. No more!"

This tribute was added by Cristi Preston on 20th July 2017

"This graceful, beautiful and elegant lady impacted my life greatly. I am truly blessed to have had such a wonderful influence on my life as a child. She spent countless hours keeping the neighborhood kids entertained; playing Mother May I, Simon Says, etc. When we misbehaved, she corrected us gently and compassionately. One time, Danny, Sonja and I decided that if we jumped high enough off the back porch and flapped our arms really fast, we could fly. She was worried that we would get hurt. She came to us and sweetly explained that God didn't make us to fly and that we should stop jumping off the back porch before we hurt ourselves. I always felt welcomed in her home. She made us Kool-Aid popsicles in the hot summer months and even though her home was always spotless, she never minded the kids coming in and out. When she made spaghetti for dinner, the kids always wanted a pre-cooked noodle (for some reason) and she gladly gave us one. Her divinity candy was absolutely wonderful. When she made it, she always shared with our family and said to tell Ricky (my mentally disabled brother) that she made it for him. Unfortunately, she and my mother became sick around the same time and could no longer get out and about. Mrs. Lee worked puzzles to help pass the time. She always had Mr. Lee to bring puzzles to my mother. Both of them were on oxygen. They would stand at their front doors and wave to each other. When Mr. Lee went to the store, she always made sure that he checked with my mother to see if she needed anything. Mrs. Lee was a thoughtful and caring human being, even up until the time that God called her home. She was a precious soul who was devoted to her family. All of the neighborhood kids are now in our 40's-50's. We are better people for having known her. I'll see you again one day, Mrs. Lee. I love you!"

This tribute was added by Danny Lee on 20th July 2017

"I miss you now more than ever...how is that possible? I miss your solid, intelligent advice, your grace and beauty that ran right down to your soul. I love you mother, am looking forward to the day I see you again."

This tribute was added by Danny Lee on 20th July 2016

"It seems like only yesterday I kissed your cheek, and then again my heart feels like it has been 1000 years since I was graced with your presence. I hope I am 1/2 the person you were, and I love and miss you so much it physically hurts. Still, after all these years. You were an amazing role model and any decency I posses would be to your credit. My prayers are that everyone gets to have a Mom like you!"

This tribute was added by Sonja Lee on 23rd July 2015

"It has been 14 years, yet seems like only last week that I was lying in bed with you hugging you so tight never wanting to let you go. It still hurts so bad not having you hear to ask advice, hear your sweet words of comfort, or tell me how proud you were of me. I try daily to be half the wonderful, gentle person that you were, but most days come up short. You are an inspiration and still and always will be my hero. I know you are watching and guiding me so please be patient and hopefully not too disappointed. I miss you terribly!!!"

This tribute was added by Danny Lee on 21st July 2014

"It seems like just yesterday I kissed your sweet cheek and felt your love and warmth. That hot July day I despise and do not understand why some live and some die. It seems that truly only the good die young sometimes. I love and miss you more than you could ever know."

This tribute was added by Sonja Lee on 1st October 2013

"This woman exuded unfettered devotion to her family. She raised her children wrapped in God's loving arms. Her selflessness and unconditional love was the foundation of my life. She was so much more than a wife & mother.....she was my best friend & mentor. I can only strive to be half the classy lady she was!"


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