Mary Ellen Lee, 78, entered into eternal rest on Sept. 26, 2019.

A celebration of life service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, La. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories.

Ms. Lee was born Oct. 18, 1940.

She worked for many years as a registered nurse and retired from Touro Infirmary Hospital of New Orleans.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. Johnnie Williams and Ellen Tobias Williams; brothers, C.J., Bennie Lee, Carey, Lucious and James Williams.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Wayne A. Lee (Kathy) of San Antonio, Texas, Bruce D. Lee (Cheryl) of Smyrna, Ga., and Deadra Lee Ellis (Ernest) of Katy, Texas; her grandchildren, Alexandra E. Lee of San Antonio, Ellen C. Elloie of Riverside, Calif., Zoe T. Lee of Orlando, Fla., Noah A. Lee of Smyrna, Ernest C. Ellis III of Katy, and Jillian D. Lee of Smyrna; sisters, Christine Price of Boston and Irmozine Petite of Vacaville, Calif.; sister-in-law, Verna J. Williams of Magnolia; and former husband, Alious D. Lee, New Orleans.

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