Bro. Charles Criddleton Lee, son of the late Charles and Queen Freeman Lee was born in Powhatan, VA on June 23, 1940. He departed this life on Thursday, October 30, 2003.
        He was joined in holy matrimony to Mary Ellen Bartlett. To this union were born three sons.
        Bro. Lee graduated from Pocahontas High School. For over 40 years, he was employed by the Powhatan County School system. Charles was the dedicated contracted owner of the Star Route Mail Service, which he operated for over 30 years.
        After joining the Hollywood Baptist church at a young age, Bro. Lee involved himself in the Usher Ministry and the Sunday School. He gave decades of service to these two ministries.
         His parents, Charles and Queen Lee, and siblings Vernell Lee and George Lee preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his sweet memory his loving and devoted wife, Mary B. Lee. Three loving sons; Charles, Criddleton, and Gregory Lee; one sister, Mildred Lee; 2 brothers, Robert Lee (Gladys), Maurice Lee (devoted friend Ruby Turner); four nieces, Joyce McAllister, Lanette Booker, Lateisha Garrett and Stephanie Garrett; three nephews, Larry Lee, Robert Lee Jr. (Kimberly), and Brian Lee (Sonia); Parents-in-law, James and Martha Bartlett, sister-in-law Patsy Garrett (Joseph); six great nieces, one devoted Amber Booker; three great nephews; three first cousins, Clinton Hewitt (Mary); Channie Johnson (William); and Barbara Hicks (Rev. Revell Hicks) and a host of other relatives and friends.
        Bro. Charles Lee exemplified love, compassion and strength in his daily life. His Christian spirit and devotion to his family were unparalleled and impossible to replicate.

Our world was made much better because you passed this way,
Always giving encouragement, and a smile to brighten the day.
We hold in Loving Memory many treasured days of old,
Worth far more to us than their weight in Gold.
Although you have left us, we will always have you near
In our storehouse of memories that we hold so dear.

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