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Gaynelle "Ma" Lee

February 2, 1924 ~ April 15, 2017 (age 93)

            Gaynelle “Ma” Lee, age 93, a resident of rural Portland, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

            Gaynelle was born on February 2, 1924, in Jay County, the daughter of Clarence and Lola (Rees).  She graduated from Gray High School in 1942 and later graduated from Indiana Business College in 1946.  She was a member of the Eastern Star in Redkey for over 50 years.  Gaynelle was the owner of a Hoosier Homestead Farm dating to 1868.  She married Robert Lee on October 31, 1948 and he passed away on March 28, 1996. 

            Survivors include:

            1 son:  Jerry R. Lee – rural Portland, Indiana

            1 daughter:  Cinda Sutton – rural Portland, Indiana

            2 grandsons:  Zeb Sutton (wife Amy) and Zac Sutton

            1 granddaughter:  Shonda Sutton-Coats (husband Tyler)

            1 great granddaughter:  Chloe Sutton

            2 nephews:  Darrel and Jay Smith

            Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland. Eastern Star services will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland.  Pastor Randy Davis will officiate and burial will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery, north of Farmland.

            Memorials may be directed towards the family of Gaynelle Lee in care of Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home.  

 Service Information

April 19, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
Portland, IN

Funeral Service
April 20, 2017

1:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
Portland, IN

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No donation is too small and your support would be greatly appreciated.

April 18, 2017 8:37 am

$30 from Jay, Amy and Kevin

Dear Ones,
So sorry for your loss. Since we are so much farther away and not as able to travel as we once were,we wiill be unable to attend Aunt Gaynelle's funeral. However, we will have you very much in our prayers. We know these times of saying good-bye are difficult. Our prayer is for the Lord to be your comfort, your peace and your strength.
Love and prayer,
Jay, Amy and Kevin

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