Ben Lee



Ben Lee, 85, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, November 8th with family by his side.

Ben was born on February 26, 1932 in Harnett County, NC. He was a retired auto mechanic, who in later years learned woodworking. He loved making wooden yard swings, outdoor chairs and tables, and took great pride in his work. Ben also loved to fish, both off the pier at the beach and in local ponds. Ben “Papa” loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Ben is preceded in death by his mother, Mae Lee and his son, Benny Lee.

Ben leaves behind Geraldine, his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, his “daddy’s girl” daughter, Barbara Anthe and husband Bill of Willow Springs. Grandchildren: Sawyer Anthe and Zimmer Anthe of Willow Springs, Jonathan Lee and fiancé Mandi Rounds of Cary, Samantha Morton and husband Joey of SC. Two great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Williford Funeral Home chapel, 201 E. Academy St., Fuquay-Varina NC. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm., one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Fuquay-Varina NC.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to help with the cost of the services at Williford Funeral Home, 201 E. Academy St Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (919) 552-2211.

The family would like to give many thanks to Ben’s care team at SECU Hospice Home in Smithfield.