Robert Lee, Jr.

Sunrise: August 30, 1952

Sunset: February 19, 2021

On Friday, February 19, 2021, Robert Lee Jr., a loving husband and father of three children passed away at the age of 68. Robert was one of nine children born to Robert Lee Sr. and Mamie Lee Howard on August 30,1952 in Bethel North Carolina.  He graduated from North Pitt County High School 1972.  After graduation, he moved to Norfolk Virginia where he got a job working at the Norfolk Airport.  He later joined the Armed Forces in 1973 and served 25 years of honorable service.  He also worked at the “Auto Craft Shop” and “Outdoor Recreation” where he retired after 15 years.

Robert, also known as “Pa Pa”, “Pa Robert”, “Hammer”, “Shook” and “Suga Bear” was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend.  He was united in holy matrimony on December 25, 1974 to the love of his life Gladys Lee for 46 years. He loved spending time with family, cooking, bowling, fishing, and restoring vehicles.

Robert is predeceased in death by his father Robert Lee Sr. and mother Mamie Lee Howard.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Gladys Lee; two sons Rodney Lee (Leola), William Adams (Ayanna), one daughter LaTasha Foster (William), special daughter Demetria Briggs (Steven); ten grandchildren, Montreal, Ty’Esha, Ja’Lynn, Jai’Onte, Zion, Tyrie, Kwame, Ajah, Rhyan, Laila and two great grandchildren Kaedyn and Meadow. Mother-in-Law Gladys Lindsey (Norfolk), one aunt Maybelle Redmond (NC); four sisters, Peggy Lee (NC), Nadine Pettiway (NC), Pamela Howard (NC), Denice Allen(Kearney) (NC); four brothers, Larry Lee (Lori) (NC), William Pettiway (Peggy) (NC), Johnny Mack Lee (NC), Albert Ebron Jr. (NC).  A host of nieces, nephews, relatives, cousins, and special friends.

Robert was a good father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend.  He was always there when you needed him to listen or offer advice.  You will truly be missed by everyone.


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    Ricky Wade says

    Awesome soldier and leader. He will be missed.

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    Sharon D. Pollock says

    Our sincere heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We are truly sorry for your loss brother. If you feel like talking, please don’t hesitate to give me a call! We love little brother – your Sister Sharon D. Pollock and Family.

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      James Boddie says

      James Boddie says.
      February 22 2021. Super kool car guy /trainer My deepest sympathies to you and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in time of grief What great loss to the world. He will be missed by so many God bless the Lee Family

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    Demetrious Sylvester says

    Our prayers and condolences goes out to the entire Lee family. Truly a friend, Foxhole Buddy, knew God, Fisherman at heart and family oriented. Thank God and family for sharing Mr. Lee while
    /as he journeyed through this life.

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    Clifford McMillan says

    Please accept our sincerest condolences to the family. Robert will be greatly missed but we are blessed to have shared his earthly journey. A great mentor, leader, battle buddy, brother and friend.

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    Tony Boddie says

    My condolences and prayers to the Lee family. My family lives across the street from them. Mr. Lee was always a nice person. I would always see him heading out with his fishing rods. He loved his family dearly. Stay strong Lee family and God bless you all.

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    Charlie Reynolds says

    Great leader took care of us young and up coming Soldiers taught how to be the best version of ourselves at all time on and off duty RIP SSG LEE

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    Lakieta Bentley & Barry Porter says

    Our condolences to the Lee Family. Our prayers are with you all as we mourn the loss of Robert. He truly will be missed.

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    Mary Ebron says

    My prayers, condolences and love to the family. RIP cousin.

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    Vernell Ebron Harris says

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life. S.I.P. Cousin!!

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    Ellen EBRON says

    My prayers and condolences to the family cousin rest in peace

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    Pete and Jackie Foertsch says

    Many prayers to the Lee family. Robert was a great neighbor and a very good friend. We will miss him very much. Robert was very friendly and would always greet you with a smile. That is one of the things we will remember most. Rest in peace Robert!

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    Carl LeBeauf says

    My Heart is broken finding out my friend of over 25 years has been called home. My Prayers go out to the Lee family. You will be dearly missed my friend. Rest peaceful my brother in Love.

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    David and Thea Lent says

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the entire Lee family and friends. Being his next door neighbor we will miss his warm smile , friendliness, smelling everything he grilled and his success at fishing that he shared with us. Will also miss seeing him working on his cars and trucks and spending time with his family and friends. He was a great neighbor and will be missed.

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    Jeff Anthony says

    Brother Lee you will truly be missed. I am very proud to have served with you and to be a part of your family, really going to miss you. God bless your family. Anthony

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    Jose Martinez says

    My condolences to the Lee family and friends I had the pleasure and honor of working with SSG Lee during my time on Ft Eustis, he was a true friend and a greater person, you are truly missed, Rest in peace brother.

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    Dr. Edward R Shambry says

    May the love of God and the comfort He gives surround you in this time of bereavement, Gladys, children, brothers and sisters. God will never leave or forsake you. He has given Robert rest and you have him waiting on and for you in His presence. God bless you.

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    Nina Robinson says

    To Rodney & The Lee Family.. condolences to your family! God has gained another Angel. I met your father and he was a very gentle giant! I will continue to keep you in my prayers!!🙏🏽❤️

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    Our condolences too the entire family. This was my Brother from another mother, we were very close and we will mis him dearly. I will cherish the memories we shared together for ever. We will keep the family in our prayers.

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