Graveside services for Carolyn Sue Lee are scheduled for 11 am Saturday, July 7th, in San Jon, New Mexico and will be officiated by her great nephew Cory Burns.
Lee, 86 passed away in Temecula California on June 27, 2018 at the Red Hawk Senior Care Facility. She was born on September 28, 1931 in Pecos, Texas; the daughter of W. A. and Andy Elizabeth Sudduth. She married Lloyd Ed Lee on August 28, 1954 and he preceded her in death in 2012.
She worked 20 years for Artesia Public Schools, was a homemaker and loving mother to 6 children, Anita Lee (Richard Sexton), Terry Lee (Julee), Rick Lee, Dana Slocum (Mike), Alisa Lingos (Michael), Jim Ed Lee (Flo). Ten grandchildren, Christine Kim (Brian), Christopher Lee (Vi), Angelo, Eli and Dimitri Lingos, Cody, Joel and Jordan Slocum, Matt Bucher (Christina) and Jake Sexton and 5 great grandchildren, Kylie, Brady and Hailey Kim, Kiera and Robbie Bucher.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Artesia and her Christian faith and commitment to the Lord were reflected in every aspect of her life. She always had a smile on her face and willing to lend a helping hand. Her favorite pastimes included baking her famous hot rolls, sewing, gardening, spending time with her friends and out fishing Ed.
A special thanks to her caregivers at Red Hawk Senior Care Facility Staff for making her stay comfortable and dignified.
Donations in Sue's honor can be made to The Alzheimer's Association or charity of choice.
My sincere condolences. Me and Mrs Lee were great people. Pillars in their community, church and within family friends. Mr Lee made some of the best fried catfish and with the help of Mrs Lee some of the best relish. Heaven definitely gained a special person and Christian lady.
Jeremy AcostaLas Cruces, NM
My condolences to all. Mrs. Lee was a JEWEL and quite the Lady. ❤️
Laura Rodriquez TulkArtesia, NM
Sue was a precious woman and I know she will be missed. I have such fond memories of the many time our families were together in San Jon. Love and prayers to the family.
Vicky SmithMelrose, NM
Everyone loved Sue Lee! Not just because she was the wife of our beloved coach, Ed Lee, but because Sue had a special place all her own in our hearts. When Ed and Sue first moved to San Jon, they only had Anita and Terry. We watched their cute little family grow and grow. Sue was the epitome of a Godly wife and mother. Rest in peace sweet lady...and give our beloved coach a big hug for us!
--Mary Helen (Sewell) Carter, class of 1960
MARY HELEN CARTERPortales, NM
Mr. and Mrs. Lee always had a smile and a something positive to say every time I would see them. They built relationships with all of the people who were blessed to know them.
Cooper HendersonArtesia, NM
To you sweet kids: I can so remember many good times with your family and babysitting most of your when you were little. Our families were so close and I can still remember Sue and Jean (my mom) putting together bean tostados for our families for dinner. With a total of 15 you can imagine they has them stacked all over the kitchen. What a beautiful person your Mom was. She was like a Mom to me and I learned so much about being a Godly woman from her. Also remember the big fish fries after our Dad's went out fishing, cooking over a barrel cut in half with a grill on top. Love you all and prayers for peace and comfort.
Kay Malone JohnsonDenton, TX
Sue was a special lady and friend. I enjoyed visiting with Ed and Sue and always heard funny stories from Ed about his fishing trips and about Sue's great cooking. She was a loving woman and had a heart for helping children. Although I am sad to hear of her demise, I know I will see her again in Heaven with many other friends. I pray God will comfort you in this difficult time and keep your wonderful memories of her close to your hearts. Love you.
Kathy TaylorArtesia, NM
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Lee. She was such a positive person for all of us that passed through that house as friends of the Lee children. I will always remember the uplifting spirit of both Mr. and Mrs. Lee. Artesia was blessed to have your family. May you be just as blessed with the memories they leave. God bless you all.
Our hearts go out to the family with a special prayer to Alisa. Your mom will live on through your smile & incredible acts of kindness you show to others each and every day. ♥️🙏🏻♥️
Denise and Derby LanierTemecula, CA
Praying for your family. I hope there is a great celebration of a life well lived. I have many fond memories at Mrs. Lee’s house as Dana was one of my closest friends. I think about being over there all the time and spending the night. She never had just one friend to spend the night either. They had a big family but there was always room for more kids. We would walk across from Park junior high and eat lunch at their house. Her mom was the best host! Thanks for so many fond memories.
Teresa Moore CramerHouston, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I always enjoyed stopping by with Aunt Susie to visit the home of the Lee’s.
Beth ChampionBrock, TX
What a wonderful mother she was. The Lord welcomed her with loving arms.
Dan & Sharon NorthripArtesia, NM
We are so sorry about the passing of Sue. She was such a sweet lady and welcomed us with open arms when we moved to Artesia. She and Ed were a loving couple and our prayers continue as you continue to remember Sue and her time on earth.
Jim and Sherry WilburnLubbock, TX
My love and prayers to you, her family. She was such a beautiful woman, inside and out. I am sorry for your loss, but it is definitely HER gain. She is no longer suffering and she is with Ed. What a wonderful reunion that must have been. My prayers will continue. Love you!
LuAnn BeardemphlLubbock, TX