April 11, 2021, 66, Goldsboro –
Jerry Bailey Lee, 66, was promoted to his heavenly reward on April 11, 2021. He was born in Lenoir County to Mary Frances Pelletier Lee and the late Floyd Edward Lee on March 16, 1955. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Mason Quinn.
After 30 years of service, Jerry retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation. His off-time was spent hunting and fishing. Jerry was a dedicated member of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church. His homecoming cooking will be missed by his brothers and sisters in Christ.
Observant and discerning, Jerry was the kind that loved you if he liked you, but never left you wondering if he didn’t. He was always outgoing and never afraid to talk to a stranger. There was nothing Jerry wouldn’t do for others, especially when it came to family. He was devoted to the care of his mother and cherished time shared with her and his siblings.
Second only to Jesus, Jerry loved Frances the most. He knew from the moment he laid eyes on her that he’d be her husband. After the first date, Jerry told Frances he loved her. Not quite as sure as Jerry, Frances needed some time to let the relationship grow. After a period of courting, Jerry and Frances finally spoke their vows and declared their eternal love for one another. Their friendship and romance blossomed into 45 years of marriage.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 11 o’clock in the morning at Rouse Funeral Home. Committal will follow immediately at Fairview Cemetery. The family will visit with friends at the closing of the service.
In addition to his mother, Jerry is survived by his sweetheart, Frances Holmes Lee; brother, Danny Lee and wife, Lorree; sister, Karen Quinn and husband, Matt; brother-in-law, Ray Holmes and wife, Debbie; nephews Daniel Lee (April), Matthew Quinn (Amanda), and Daniel Holmes (Miller); nieces, Anna Lee and Mattison Quinn; great-nephews, Matthew Quinn, Nicholas Quinn, Reid Lee, and Jaxxon Quinn; great-nieces, Kylee Quinn and Addyson Quinn; and Mason’s fiancee’, Beth Gray.
In addition to flowers, contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to SMOC Cure for the Colors, 203 Cox Boulevard, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.