Farming Rural 19

Maysie (Craven) Lee

October 23, 1920 ~ October 18, 2020 (age 99)



Mrs. Maysie Craven Lee, age 99, of Hoboken, passed away Sunday afternoon (10/18/20) at Bayview Nursing and Rehab in Nahunta following an extended illness.

Born October 23, 1920 in Brantley County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Franklin and Elizabeth Hickox Craven.  She lived all of her life in Hoboken and had worked as a seamstress for Swain Manufacturing and Okefenokee Cap. She had also owned and operated Lee’s Café, but spent most of her life as a housewife and tending to the daily farm chores.  She was a longtime member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Adam Lee; a son, Wesley Lee; a grandson, Chris Lee; and all of her siblings, Alice Craven Hodges, Ruth Craven Gunter, James Adrian “Jim” Craven, Grace Craven Robinson, Joseph Edwin “Corky” Craven, Robert Craven, Mary Francis Craven Albury, David Elroy Craven, and Margaret Lunsford.

Survivors include 6 children, Alice Jean French (husband Curtis) of Tallahassee, Fl, Barbara McDonald of Warner Robins, Gaines Lee (wife Shirlon) of Hoboken, Johnny Lee (wife Wanda) of Woodbine, Franklin Lee of East Dublin, and Debra Gibson of Hoboken; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Myrtice Craven of Tallahassee and Lawana Craven of Waycross; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Wednesday morning (10/21/20) at 11 a.m. at High Bluff Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Daniel Drawdy officiating. Burial will follow in the High Bluff Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Colter Gibson, Jonathan McDonald, Tony Howard, Dave Rusich, Kelby Lee, and Fred Lee.  

Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Ledendecker, Dane Johnson, John Beecher, Aaron McDonald, Brett Howard, Tony Howard, Jr., Garrett Lee, Shane Gibson, Eric Lee, and Ezra Gibson.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening (10/20/20) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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October 20, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home
210 Johnson Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
October 21, 2020

11:00 AM
High Bluff Primitive Baptist Church
High Bluff Road
Waycross, GA 31503

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