Nancy Jean Lee Brown
Jun 13, 1931 – Mar 3, 2017
Nancy Jean Lee Brown of Wake Forest, NC transitioned to her eternal home on Friday May 3, 2017. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Otis Brown, Jr., her son, Richard Otis Dupree, Jr. and sisters Jackie Lee (infant), Beatrice (Dale) Naquin and Truea (Trudy) Smith.
Nancy was born to Beatrice Iola Butler Lee and Cap Lee on June 13, 1931 in Dunn, NC. She was an employee of Westinghouse in Raleigh for nearly thirty years where she met her husband, Charlie. During her youth she was a member of Lee’s Grove Baptist Church in Dunn. Later in her life she became a faithful member of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Wake Forest. Additionally she was the unofficial Diner-Emeritus at the Forks Cafeteria in Wake Forest.
Although she never received any formal training she played the piano ‘by ear’ and was often accompanied by her sisters Dale and Trudy singing gospel hymns. The “Three Lee Girls” remained close their entire lives.
A funeral mass celebrating Nancy’s life will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 11th, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 600 W. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. A burial for both Nancy, and her late husband,Charles O. Brown Jr. will be in Ridgecrest Baptist Church Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church .
Nancy leaves behind a legacy of love represented by her family. Included are her Daughter Suszon Brown Daniel and husband Richard; her son, Charles O. Brown, II; grandchildren Brittany Long (Josh), Brooke Zebrine (Brandon), Mollie Daniel, Rick Dupree, Nikki Brown, Madison Brown, Taylor Brown, Rebekah Brown and Zachary Brown; and great-grandchildren Lyla and Leah along with many nieces and nephews. Also she leaves behind many special friends including Mike and Margaret Zebrine, Wayne and Terry Bailey, Tracy McClendon, Shirley, Pam and Major.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.
A service of Bright Funeral Home 405 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC, 27587. (919-556-5811)