Cynthia Lee

Published 10:04 am Friday, August 21, 2015

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

Cynthia Marie Housley Lee was born at Lallie Kemp Hospital in Independence, to Mazie Lee Carter and Sterlin Housley. She was reared and resided in Kentwood, for the duration of her life.

She passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.

Cynthia was united in marriage to the late Edward Lee in 1972. She later met and married Robert Coleman in Kentwood. She attended O.W. Dillon Elementary High and Kentwood High School, graduating in 1971. She was employed with Kentwood Spring Water and The Building Block’s Day Care for many years. She was also employed at Croft Metal in McComb, Miss.

Cynthia accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age at Sweet Home Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. John Thompson. She enjoyed life and will be best remembered as a loving, friendly and giving person. Her priority was always making sure that the needs of her children and grandchildren came first.

Cynthia leaves to cherish her memories, four daughters, Christi Davis of Independence, and LaShanda Lee, Angela Lee and April Lee Dillon (Murley), all of Kentwood; three sons, Chris Lee (Talitha) of Kentwood, Tommie Lee (Renarda) of Tickfaw, and Edward Lee of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons that she raised as her own, Christopher Lee Jr. and Jcory Baldwin, both of Kentwood; three brothers, Leonard Banks (Charlietta) of Kentwood, Marvin Housley of Kyle, Texas, and Sterlin Housley Jr. of Atlanta; four sisters, Sharon Banks of Kentwood, and Wanda, Vanessa and Shelia Housley, all of Atlanta; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandson and a host of loving nieces and nephews. She leaves to remember her love also, four aunts, Mary Lee Elzy, Martina Addison, Alice Carter and Alice Sibley, all of Kentwood, and one uncle, James Carter (Bonnie) of Amite.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her mother, Mazie Lee Carter; her grandmother, Geraldine Burton; and her husband, Edward Lee.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 21, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Sweet Home Baptist Church in Kentwood.

The funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at Sweet Home Baptist Church in Kentwood, with the Rev. Lee Allen Pounds officiating. Interment will be held in the Sweet Home Church Cemetery.