Patricia Ann Lee

Published 4:45 pm Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Patricia Ann Lee, 62, of Orange passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 in Beaumont.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, February 13, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Rev. Msgr. William Manger, pastor of St. Anne Catholic Church in Beaumont. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home with a rosary at 7:00pm, officiated by Deacon Melvin Payne.

Born in Orange, she was the daughter of H.B. “Curly” and Betty (Bernard) Lindsey. She went to Texas Women’s University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree and later earned her Masters at Lamar in Beaumont. She was employed with the West Orange-Cove CISD for over 35 years having taught at Lorena Oates Elementary, Anderson Elementary, and West Orange-Stark High schools.  Most recently, she worked at West Orange-Stark Elementary School where she was a teacher and assistant principal. During her career, she was the coach for volleyball, softball, track and basketball; was very active in the booster club, Robotics, PTA and the summer school program. She had also been a physical education teacher at the high school level.

She was involved in TAPHERD, AAPHERD, All-Well, TSHA, and the Cancer Society. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church where she was a member of the choir and served as Eucharistic minister. She loved crocheting, sock monkeys, baking and cooking, which she got from her Mama.  She enjoyed plants and gardening; she definitely had a green thumb. She loved spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her parents-in-law; uncle, Eddie Blankenstein; and her aunt, Anne McCormick.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Thomas Lee; her son, Lindsey Lee and wife Brittany, of Orange; daughter, Erin Godina and husband Manuel, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Molly Darlene, Madelyn Jane, and soon to be Mya Ann Lee; and her sisters, Carolyn Barfield and husband Roy, of Hemphill, Anita Lake and husband Ron, of Orange, and Elizabeth Blackstock and husband John, of Lumberton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to West Orange-Stark Elementary at 2605 MLK Jr. Dr. Orange, TX 77630 or to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Baptist Hospital in Beaumont as well as their wonderful staff, Dr. Patri; nurses, Hai, Josephine, Jennifer, and April; and nurse practitioner, Phillip Parcon.