Ms. Annette Lee

  • Born: October 16, 1930
  • Died: June 24, 2021
  • Location: 1301 Queen St. Wilson, North Carolina

Sanders Funeral Home

806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416

Tribute & Message From The Family

The Obituary Annette Watson Lee was born in Smithfield, North Carolina on October 16, 1930, to Vera Watson and George W. Thomlinson. She departed this life on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Wilson County Memorial Hospital. Annette attended Johnston County Public Schools and graduated in June 1949. Annette married the late Alphonso Lee on December 6, 1951. Shortly thereafter, they left North Carolina and moved to New York City. She worked for the NYC Department of Social Services for many years and after retiring, moved back to North Carolina with her school-aged son Malcolm. After returning to North Carolina, she worked in the retail industry for a period; took courses in Early Childhood Education to become a certified Teacher's Aide, and was employed by a local daycare center working with pre-school and school-aged children. Annette was a talented seamstress and enjoyed sewing clothing for herself and her children. Additionally, she was an enthusiastic crafter and attended and completed various courses in furniture upholstery and artificial flower arranging. She spent many hours of enjoyment latch hooking rugs, creating artificial flower arrangements, and re-upholstering furniture for family and friends. Annette was a loving and generous person, always willing to extend assistance to anyone that needed help. She leaves to cherish her memory: son Malcolm, daughters Alfreda and Yvette, granddaughter Iman, grandson Andrik, niece Barbara, daughter-in-law Tina, son-in-law Larry, best friend Lucille Jones, the Burns family, and an extended family of cousins and friends. The journey home will reunite her with lifelong friend Alonzetta Burns (deceased) and youngest daughter Bernadette Lee (deceased).

Thursday, July 01
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Funeral Service:
Friday, July 02
11:00 AM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Condolence & Memory Journal

With my condolences many warm thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Pauline Watson - Jamaica, NY - Family   July 04, 2021

One's life is but a brief moment in time. The joys and sorrows, the hopes and dreams the golden memories gathered along life's journey are both precious and dear. The brilliance of Mrs. Annette Lee's life is reflected in the lives of her three remaining children Yvette, Malcolm and Alfreda and in that of others whose soul she touched. Her voice now silent yet her legacy everlasting. Your love and steadfast devotion to your mother stands as testimony to the faith, hope and love of family instilled in you from the moment you were born. Now in this time of her home going, each of you, bound together, holding fast, and loved forever. May the life of your mother keep and hold each of you in the golden sun's warmth and the moon's silvery glow. May these words give you peace and solace this day and forevermore.

Posted by Dan Durett - Salisbury, NC - Family Friend   July 01, 2021

May God comfort and give you peace and strength in the days to come. My prayers and Heartfelt sympathy to the family

Posted by Lydia Wyne - Bronx, NY - Family   July 01, 2021

My family and I would like to share our deepest condolences to the family. Ms. Annette raised beautiful, intelligent and strong children. I am especially proud to call Alfreeda my best friend. The strength and wisdom that I have received from my best friend over the years cannot be compared. I pray that God gives all the siblings strength and continued blessings in this time of need.

Posted by Orlando Bonifacio-Rodriguez - Bronx, NY - Family Friend   June 30, 2021

With Our Deepest Sympathy
There are no words, however heartfelt, that can ease your sorrow but may it strengthen you to realize that those who care for you and your family are close in heart
Millie Lawrence
Daughter of John Watson

Posted by Millie Lawrence - East Stroudsburg, PA - Family   June 30, 2021

We at O'Neal Revival Tabernacle can only imagine and yet not really know the grief that you bear. Please know that our sympathy and prayers are with you.
-From Dr. O'Neal and the church family.

Posted by Elder Porter    June 28, 2021

My prayers goes out to the Family

Posted by Barbara J.Sanders - Smithfield, NC - Friend   June 28, 2021