Dorothy Ree Parker-Lee

Published 4:58 pm Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mrs. Dorothy Ree Parker-Lee, 76, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Uriah, exchanged her earthly life for eternal life on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

Being a native of Uriah (Monroe County), she was educated at Escambia County Training School in Atmore and furthered her education at Troy State University where she graduated with a degree in Education. She taught for 25 years at Escambia County Middle School. In her leisure, she enjoyed baking and traveling.

She was a longtime member of Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Uriah and worked actively in many positions in the church. Upon relocating to Pensacola, she united with the First Baptist Church in Warrington.

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Those who preceded her in death include her husband, James Lee; her parents, Deacon Dan and Mary Bell Parker; three brothers, Burdies Parker, U.D. Parker and Dan Parker; and four sisters, Mattie Lee Parker, Mary Lee King, Lillie Ree Douglas, and Clareese Witcher.

Those left to cherish her memories are one daughter, Dr. Tangela L. Purifoy of Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Dannie Andrews of Uriah; three grandchildren; one sister in-law; and devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church in Uriah with Dr. James Miller, pastor of First Baptist Church of Warrington and Rev. Darryl Baker as eulogists and Rev. Shedrone as the host pastor. Inhumation will be in the Uriah Community Cemetery.

Her body will lie in state at the church for two hours prior to the funeral service. Public viewing will be Friday from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with the immediate family there to greet family and friends from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with professional services entrusted to Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC, in Atmore.