Lee, Virginia Faye (Decatur)

Monday, February 5, 2018

Virginia Faye Lee, 61, of Decatur, passed away February 2, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.

She was born in Athens and had been a resident of Decatur for the past 26 years coming from Hamilton County. Virginia attended Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur. She loved to fellowship with family and friends and was a friend to everyone she met. Virginia especially loved her grand-dog “Daisy”. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Juanita Millsaps; and her brother Billy Millsaps. 

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Donald Lee of Decatur; her daughter, Jenifer Lee of Decatur; stepsons, Donald Lee, Jr. and Brian Lee, both of Soddy Daisy; a brother, Roy Millsaps of Sale Creek; a sister, Carolyn Oliver of Decatur; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren with one on the way; and a very close family friend who was like a daughter to Virginia, Cindy Perez of Cleveland. 

A graveside service was held on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. in Walnut Grove Cemetery of Decatur with Rev. Gary Rolen officiating.

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