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Helen " Mom" Elizabeth Lee

February 2, 1934 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Helen " Mom" Lee Obituary

Helen “Mom” Lee was born in Philadelphia to the late James and Mamie Boyd on February 2, 1934. She attended William Penn High School where she graduated and received her high school diploma from the Philadelphia public school system. As a child, Helen was independent, self-sufficient, and loved her siblings with whom she was very close to. She took pride in being an amazing mother and grandmother.

She was married to the late Arthur D. Lee on June 29, 1957. From this union, two children were born. Also from this union, she helped raise and nurture four additional children.

She instilled a strong sense of value, purpose, faith and spirituality in her children and grandchildren as a priority throughout her life. She took pride in teaching them lessons about life that help mold them into the man and women they are today.

Helen had a significant and interesting career as a preschool teacher for the Philadelphia School District for over 35 years. She retired in July of 1993.

Helen always had a strong work ethic, and her spiritual life was just as important. She joined Ebenezer Baptist Church under Rev Dr. Samuel Spear. She was a dedicated, and faithful member for 68 years. Helen served on the choir, bible study, Sunday school, and prayer band.

Helen lived life to the fullest. She had many hobbies like gardening and teaching her granddaughters how to sew. She also enjoyed taking trips with her siblings and traveling to her sister’s cabin in the mountains. She looked forward to church on Sundays and shopping afterwards with her daughter.  Helen was one of the original residents of Delhi Street also known as “Delhi United”. She resided there for over 75 years.

Many things can be said about Helen. She was a little lady of wisdom, but her reach was wide. She was responsible for the educating, upbringing, and nurturing of many children.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Lee, her daughter Cynthia Lee, three sisters, and two brothers. She leaves to cherish her fond memories; her daughter Brenda Lee, her son David Lee, her daughters Deborah Harris-Brown (Garland Brown), Davida Lee-Turner (Clyde Turner), and Constance Lee. Her siblings Roberta Rubles, Harry Boyd, and Ida Boyd. Her grandchildren Amber Hill, Latifah Hill, and a host of many more. Her great grandchildren Zuri Hill, Milan Rogers, Lyriq Hill, and one lovingly expected. A host of nieces, nephews, many godchildren, extended family, colleagues, and her Ebenezer church family. With special thanks to Trustee Bernard Smith, Deacon Charles Williams, and Trustee Gregory Green.

Helen’s life is proof that you can be one person, and touch so many.

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October 6, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ebenezer Baptist Church
2259 North 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133

Home Going Celebration
October 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Ebenezer Baptist Church
2259 North 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133

Earthly Resting Place
October 6, 2023

1:00 PM
Chelten Hills Cemetery
1701 Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138


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