Lila Yates Lee (b. 1934), 87, of Brierfield, Alabama, died peacefully in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on June 30.
She was a well-known, respected, and loved teacher. She spent the majority of her career teaching third grade at Shelby Academy and retired in 1998. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church, Calera, Alabama, but her greatest joy was being a devoted wife, mother, and mama.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Nettie J Yates, her sisters Imogene and Willene Yates, her brother William Yates, and her husband James H. Lee, Jr.
She is survived by her brother, Wayne Yates, and her children, Lila Dian Lee, Connie L Jones, James H. Lee, III, John David Lee, and Mary Lee. As well as her five granddaughters, grandson, and six great-granddaughters.
The visitation is Tuesday, July 5 at 1:00 p m. Private graveside service to follow at Jefferson Memorial in Trussville. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to be given in her memory to her alma mater, the University of Montevallo’s Legacy Scholarship fund.