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Elaine (Lee) Merrell

August 6, 1934 ~ October 25, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old

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Mary Elaine Lee Merrell age 88 of Chesnee, SC passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. 

Elaine, as she was known by her family, was a dutiful and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She delighted in the company of her family, especially little children.  She was a devoted and faithful Christian, carrying out the tenants of her faith.  She enjoyed travel and literary correspondence by letter or postcard from various destinations.  She appreciated genealogy and the understanding of ancestry, with a deep respect for cultures and traditions of all those who had come before. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, James R. Lee and Lucille Ezell Lee; Husband, Isaac Merrell; siblings, Martha Lee, Charles Lee, Betty Joe Lee Shields, and Richard (Dick) Lee.

Survivors include seven children, Beth Pryor (Woodrow), Gina Humphries, Benjamin Merrell, Loma Chenoweth (Chuck), Joe Merrell, Andy Merrell, and Daniel Merrell (Niria); Siblings, James R. Lee Jr. (Sara), Ann Lee Williams , John Lee (Leoma), Linda Lee Mosley (David), Jerry Lee (Annette), Jack Lee (Linda), and Sam Lee (Nancy); sister in law, Dot Lee; former daughter in law, Robin Wallace Merrell; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be 4 pm. Friday, October 28, 2022 at Cooley Springs Baptist Church, 950 Martin Camp Road Chesnee, SC 29323.

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