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James Hubert Lee

James Hubert Lee

October 16, 1936 - December 29, 2018     Age: 82

Mr. James “Hubert” Lee, 82, of Fernandina Beach passed away at his home Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Born in Alma, Georgia he was a son of the late Wallace and Sue Lee.

He graduated from Bacon County High School in 1955 and served in the Army Reserves. Moving to Fernandina Beach in 1956, he began work as a Boiler Operator at Container Corporation and retired from West Rock after 49 years service.  

Hubert enjoyed fishing and hunting as well as working in his garden. He shared the harvest of his garden with friends and family alike. A Georgia Bulldog fan, he was a tinkerer and loved working on his tractor.

 A longtime member of First Baptist Church, he served as a Deacon and also worked with the R. A.’s and the youth over the years. He was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class.

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Daniel Lee.

He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Gail Sentell Lee; his children, Robbie Lee and wife, Dawn, of Fernandina Beach and Suzanne Willis and her husband, Todd; his twin brother, Gilbert Lee and his wife, Judy of Fernandina Beach;  his sisters, Christine Kerckel of Gainesville, Florida, Merlene Lee of Alma, Georgia and Janice Tyre also of Alma, Georgia ; three sisters in law, Janice Griffin of Douglas, Georgia, Holly Jutte and her husband, Elmer of Stone Mountain, Georgia and Mae Lee of Fernandina Beach; four grandchildren, Morgan Leonard and her husband, William of Blountstown, Florida, Blake Willis of Fernandina Beach, Leanne Bryan and her husband, Westin of Fernandina Beach and Cole Willis of Fernandina Beach as well as one great grandchild that is “on the way”.

Mr. Lee’s life will be celebrated during a memorial service Monday, December 31, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach beginning at 12:00 PM with Pastor Zach Terry officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 11:00 AM. 

Those desiring may make donations, in his memory, to the Missions Ministry of First Baptist Church, 1600 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida  32034 or Community Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida  32257.





24 Condolences

  • Darla Johnson Posted December 29, 2018 12:39 pm

    Suzanne & family so sorry for you loss, my sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers for you and family!

  • Ben and Gail Shave Posted December 29, 2018 3:55 pm

    Gail, we are so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is so hard. May Christ be with you
    during this sad time.

  • Norman and Jane Bray Posted December 29, 2018 4:55 pm

    Our prayers are with you.

  • Elaine and Dale Burford Posted December 29, 2018 5:06 pm

    Our prayers and deepest sympathy during this time of loss.

  • Kelly Dean Labigang – Shirley N. King Posted December 29, 2018 5:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You know the family is in our prayers and we love and miss y’all very much.!!!

  • Terry Batten Cook Posted December 29, 2018 6:10 pm

    Gail and family, so sorry to hear of Hubert’s passing. May our Lord wrap you in His comforting arms.
    My prayers are with each of you

  • Bob Hickox, North Augusta, SC Posted December 29, 2018 7:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

  • Brenda Cox Posted December 29, 2018 8:33 pm

    Suzanne and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for you all during this difficult time.

  • Ann Shafer Posted December 29, 2018 8:36 pm

    Prayers for You and Your Family
    So sorry for Your Loss of Your Love ❤️ One

  • Fred Hartley Posted December 29, 2018 8:46 pm

    Prayers for you and your family.. sorry for your loss…

  • Donna Landress Duffy Posted December 30, 2018 4:13 am

    Gail and family, I know you all are broken hearted. It is my prayer that our Lord will wrap his loving arms around you and mend your broken hearts. Hubert was one of the finest men I have known. I know he is safe in the arms of Jesus.

  • Carl and Barbara Posted December 30, 2018 5:49 am

    Dear Gail and Family, my prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

  • Frances Sue Stock Posted December 30, 2018 9:58 am

    My God grant you peace and comfort in this time of sorrow

  • John & Kathy Stevenson Posted December 30, 2018 10:08 am

    Gail, sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    Gail, Prayers for you and your Family

  • Chris McKendree Posted December 30, 2018 10:47 am

    I’m so sad to hear this news. Our prayers are with your family at this time.

  • Chris Bryan Posted December 30, 2018 11:23 am

    Prayers for your sweet family.

  • Shannon & Sandie O’Conner Posted December 30, 2018 12:34 pm

    Gail, Robbie, & Suzanne, We know that Mr. Hubert’s suffer is over. We pray for you in your time of loss that GOD will continue to comfort you.

  • MARCY MOCK Posted December 30, 2018 1:00 pm

    Gail, Sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take good care.

  • Dan and Diane Bowen Posted December 30, 2018 7:31 pm

    To the Lee family, our hearts and prayers go out to your sweet family we love so dearly!! Dan and I cannot attend the service due to having the Flu. Our hearts are heavy with you but also know how happy and content he is now in Heaven. Love you all dearly!! Dan and Diane Bowen

  • LAMAR AND JO ANN PARK Posted December 30, 2018 8:34 pm

    Gail, Our love and prayers are with and your family. Love you!

  • Karen Varney Posted December 30, 2018 9:02 pm

    Oh Gail, Robbie and Suzanne,
    My heart aches for y’all. But it rejoices for Hubert! No more pain and suffering at the feet of Jesus. Your love and care for him was surly a comfort.

  • Jack Campbell Posted December 30, 2018 11:20 pm

    My Christian sympathies go out the the entire Lee family.

  • Jimmy Mock Posted December 31, 2018 4:43 pm

    My sincere condolences Gail. It was my privilege to have been a friend of Hubert. RIP my friend.

  • Nolan And Janet Cook Posted January 12, 2019 2:39 pm

    All our love and prayers Gail.. Our sympathy to you and your famil…

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