Pastor Gerald Maurice Lee

February 20, 1940 - February 28, 2017 

Pastor Gerald Maurice Lee

February 20, 1940 - February 28, 2017 

Obituary for Pastor Gerald Maurice Lee

Pastor Gerald Maurice Lee, age 77 of Turnerville, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his residence.

Born in Florence, South Carolina on February 20, 1940, he was a son of the late Henry and Christine Melton Lee. Pastor Lee was a member of Turnerville Church of God, where he served his congregation as Pastor for over 30 years. He served his country proudly as a United States Marine and enjoyed fishing. Pastor Lee was a committed servant to a faithful God.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceeded in death by his sister, Dempie Diane Lee; a brother, Pedro Nelson Lee and stepfather, Theodore Lee.

Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Donnie Mae Collins Lee of Turnerville; son, Chris Lee of Demorest; sons and daughter-in-laws, Terrell & Lorra Lee of Demorest, Jason & Jennifer Lee of Cook, Minnesota; grandchildren, Aaron Lee, Gavin Lee, Kellan Lee, Collin Lee and Casey Lee; brother, Nick Lee of Lake City, South Carolina;

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Saturday, March 4, 2017 from the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Rev. Steve Chrisco officiating. Interment will follow in the Turnerville Church of God Cemetery with Rev. Mahlon Denmark officiating and full military honors provided by the Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720, Rabun County DAV Chapter #15, the Habersham County American Legion Post #84, and the United States Marine Corp.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 pm on Friday.

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McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.

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