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Sara Ellen Turner Lee, 92, of Metter passed away Monday, April 3, 2023, at her residence.
Mrs. Lee was born in Metter and lived in Metter all her life. She was the daughter of John Alva Turner and Sara Lee Turner. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church. She worked at Twin City Manufacturing for nineteen years. She then worked at American Argo for several years. She joined the staff of Candler County Food Services in 1995 where she worked for fifteen years until retiring at the age of 80. Up until her 90th year, she was still cooking Sunday dinner for all of her family: children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her “Sunday Fried Chicken” was always on her menu. She crocheted Afghans for her family and crocheted baby blankets for family, friends, and anyone who requested one. She enjoyed canning, freezing, and especially making pickles. “Ma’s Sugar Cookies” were a favorite of everyone. She lovingly made these cookies for ALL holidays. She shared them with EVERYONE! In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Wallace Lee; a daughter, Janice Lee Collins; a sister, Betty Lois Rigdon; brothers, J.C. Turner and Jimmy Wayne Turner.
Surviving are her daughters, Lennie Lee Wiggins (Jimmy), Sandra Lee Ramirez (Gary); son-in-law, James Edward Collins; sisters, Bobbie Ann Moyer (Dick), Virginia Johnson, Norma Jean Dukes, Linda Faye Coleman (Malcolm); six grandchildren, Brad Wiggins (Alecia), Lee Anne Leonard (Josh), Jamie Collins (Charlie), Jason Collins, Alison Gilleon (Shannon) and Kyle Williams (Shawna), Emily Ramirez (Sheldon), Aaron Ramirez (Hannah); 13 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank her caregivers, Doctor Glow and staff at Candler Medical Group, doctors and staff at Candler County Hospital, Home Health Care, and Ms. Linda Mincey, her beloved sitter.
A visitation will be held Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 1-3 p.m. at Metter First Baptist Church.
The Funeral service will be Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 3 p.m. at Metter First Baptist Church.
Interment will be at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.
Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel is in charge of the arrangements