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Rachel Nell Lee, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Care Center of Laurel. She was born on December 3, 1941, to Pete Loper and Lucille (Young) Loper.

Mrs. Lee was a determined and strong-willed woman who overcame many obstacles in her life. After the passing of her husband, Vernon Lee, she was left to raise their five daughters. Later in life, having not graduated from high school, she received her GED. She then applied and was accepted to the licensed practical nurse program at Jones Junior College in Laurel, MS. At the age of 49, she began her career as a nurse. She will be remembered in love for her tenacious spirit.

She is survived by her daughters, Gretchen Monique Hughes (Joey), Angela Lee Cameron (Ken), Rhonda Jeanine Smith (Gary), Linda Kathleen Taylor (Bill), Shana Lynn Smith (Tommy); sisters, Juanita Goldman, Mabel Allen; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Leroy Lee; parents, Pete and Lucille Loper; sisters, Beulah Tucker and Elaine Clinton.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Magee, MS.

Arrangements are entrusted to Tutor Funeral home of Magee.

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