Mr. Edison (Ed) Lee, Jr., 80

Edison (Ed) Lee, Jr., age 80, departed for heaven on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. 


He was born on September 20, 1941 in Mullins, South Carolina to Edison Lee, Sr. and Celonia Dew Lee and grew up on a rural farm in Latta, South Carolina.  He graduated from Latta High School and went on to earn a B.S. in Industrial Arts from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, a M.Ed. from the University of Georgia, and an Ed.S. from Georgia State University.  Ed married Hilda Gilleland Lee of Gainesville, Georgia in March of 1967 in Gainesville, Georgia.  They had one child, Cathy Lee Taylor. 


Ed was a retired high school teacher and a member of Dewberry Baptist Church, #2.  He taught at schools in Polk and Hall County, most notably at East Hall High School (Vocational Arts).   Ed was a Ham radio enthusiast and enjoyed participating in MARS, the Military Auxiliary Radio System, for many years.


Ed is survived by his wife, Hilda Gilleland Lee, his daughter, Cathy Lee Taylor, son in law, Col (Ret.) Michael W. Taylor, USAF, and granddaughter, Anna Taylor, all of Niceville, Florida; his sister, Candy Lee Small, of Latta, South Carolina, his aunt, Katie Dew Langston of Lugoff, South Carolina, and several nephews. 


A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2022 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Rev. Kyle Savage will officiate. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Monday, July 25th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.


Contributions may be made in his memory to either Dewberry Baptist Church, #2 in Gainesville, Georgia, or Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia.


Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.  1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (NIV)


Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.


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Johnny Ray 2022-07-25 03:03:24
May God welcome Ed home with open arms. Ed was a very nice man that always had a smile on his face know matter what was going on. May God be with Hilda and also be with the family and God let them know Ed is resting there with you and now he is at peace...
Charlie Wilson 2022-07-25 04:27:23
Mr.Lee was one of my favorite teachers. I was in his class every year. So glad I got to see him in a store a few years ago.I am sorry for your loss.
Sylvia Dawson. 2022-07-25 10:24:34
Thoughts and prayers!! Lovingly, Cousin Sylvia Lee Dawson
Michele Cain 2022-07-26 21:19:01
Mr. Lee was my homeroom teacher at East Hall and he was a great man. So sorry to hear of his passing. Sending prayers for the family.
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