Margaret "Joyce" Lee, 85, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Carillon Assisted Living in Shelby. Born in Cleveland County on March 1, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Carl Lee and Margaret Lillian Cornwell Lee Mull. Joyce retired from Sears in 1992 after 33 years of service. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church and volunteered there for many years following her retirement. Joyce loved helping others and brought joy to countless people through her daily acts of kindness. She truly had a servant's heart, honoring God in everything she did for others.
In addition to her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by a niece, Mary Alison Lee.
Joyce is survived by her twin brother, Carl Edward "Ed" Lee (Mardi) of Charlotte; nieces and nephew, Jenny Lee of Raleigh, Karen Patton (Fred) of Greensboro, Chris Lee (Carole) of Charlotte, and Susan Bledsoe (Mike) of Charlotte; seven great nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her best friend of over 60 years, Lavonda Lovelace of Shelby and her family, all of whom Joyce loved dearly.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory with Rev. Tony Tench and Rev. Perry Holloman officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour before the service from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150 or the Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter
4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209
Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Ms. Lee.
Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com