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Funeral service for Venesha Lee will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at B.E.C. International church located on the corner of Jackson Street and MLK street. Public viewing will be Friday, July 14, 2017 from noon until 7 p.m. Mrs. Venesha Denise (Neicey) Lee was born on July 7, 1959 in Thomasville, Georgia to Ulysses Keys and the late Edith Payne Keys. She was married to Theopilus Timothy Lee for over 15 years who survives. She was the only girl with one living brother Ulysses Smith Sr. who proceeded her in death. She was a member of New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She gave her life to Christ at her middle age. She attended Thomasville High School and graduated class of 1977 and attended Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. She was employed at Darwood Manufacturer, Pelham, Georgia for a number of years. She enjoyed being a seamstress. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She worked faithfully in church where needed. She loved Thomasville High Bulldogs, Florida State Seminoles and Pepsi. She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Timothy Lee; her father, Ulysses Keys; her loving son, Daniel Ford of Dallas, Texas, Timothy Lee, Erika Wise, Dawn Wise, Shawn Wise, Shanqueena Lee, Patrice Wilson, Lateemia Johnson and Anita Richardson; grandchildren, Arkeisha Ford of Thomasville, Georgia, Daniel Ford Jr., Devin Ford and Anijah Duncan of Dallas, Texas, Gernya Parker, James Richardson, Johnny Richardson, Savannah Richardson, LaShawn Williams Jr., Shanai Williams and Lamar Reddick; aunts, Bernice (David) Townes of Lakeland, Florida, Kathy (Fredrick) Cacho of Leander, Texas, Brenda (Daniel) Scott of Colorado Springs, Colorado; uncle, Richard McQueen Jr. of Thomasville, Georgia; in-laws, Gail Smith of Atlanta, Georgia, Shirley Mathis, Sylvia Lee Jackson, Elton (Barbara) Lee, Cynthia Lee Jackson, Brenda (Anthony) Burton of Miami, Florida, Anthony Lee, Adrian Lee, Aunt Lucille Mathis of Cairo, Georgia, Lynn Atkins of Maryland, Naomi Character of Waycross, Georgia; nephews, Ulysses Smith Jr. Acey Smith, Brandon Smith of Atlanta, Georgia; special loved ones, devoted cousins Lisa Grant of Beachton, Georgia, Teresa Clark of Thomasville, Georgia and a friend of 40 years Coraletha Mitchell of Thomasville, Georgia. She was proceeded in death by her grandmothers, Mamie Payne and Elizabeth Rose Keys; grandfather, Roy Keys Sr.; uncle Johnny and Bernice Payne; aunt,
Daisy Hardie, Thelma Bryant and a special cousin, Harold Green. Her memories will be forever cherished by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, Beachton family and friends. Hopkins Mortuary
Published on July 13, 2017
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