Dorothy Ann Stricklin Lee

Dorothy Ann Stricklin Lee passed away August 29. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. September 1, with funeral services immediately following at Galloway United Methodist Church. Dot was born on January 14, 1932. She was a native of Meehan Junction, daughter of Roscoe and Annie Stricklin, and raised in Newton and Laurel.

Dot graduated from Laurel High School and attended Millsaps College. She taught kindergarten at Leavell Woods United Methodist Church. She also worked for BankAmericard, and for 30 years was an employee in the insurance industry. She was an active member of Galloway United Methodist Church, where she served as co-chair of the kitchen committee, was a member of the Ben Fatherree/Heritage Sunday School Class, and a member of both the Mary Martha Guild and the Church Library Committee.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Bob Stricklin and Tom Stricklin, and sisters, Gladys Waldrop and Frances Ong.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Bishop Clay F. Lee; sisters, Edna Manning of Fort Worth, and Edith McKinstry of Birmingham; children, Cissy Lee of Jackson, Jack (Nancy) Lee of Raymond, Lisa (Andy) Mullins of Oxford, Tim (Susan) Lee of Knoxville,  and Kaye (Peter) Bernheim of Gulfport; grandchildren, Garrad (Catherine) Lee of Jackson, Jesse (Natalie) Lee of Memphis, Austin Lee of Jackson, Andrew (Elizabeth) Mullins of New Orleans, Katie Mullins of Nashville, Becca Bernheim of Birmingham, Margaret (Nathan) Powell of Starkville, Rachel Bernheim of Starkville; and great-grandson Miles Lee of Memphis.

As the devoted wife of a Methodist minister, Dot lived in several locations in Mississippi and east Tennessee, and she worked diligently behind the scenes at each church they served. She is fondly remembered by family members as a loving matriarch known for her Thanksgiving dressing, her chocolate pies, and her headstrong opinions. She was well known among friends for the pecan pies she cooked and gave as Christmas gifts.

In lieu of flowers, the family request remembrances be sent to Methodist Senior Services, P.O. Box 1567, Tupelo, MS 38802-1567.



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