Ila Evylena Lee, 99, passed away in Statesville, N.C. on Dec. 21. Mrs. Lee lived in Vernon, Texas for over 50 year where she was an active member of First Baptist Church. She has resided in Statesville, N.C. for the past 11 years with her daughter Norma Hellard.>
Born in Trexler, Texas on Nov. 6, 1919, she was the daughter of the late James Eugene (Dyke) and Eva May Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noel N. Lee, her brother, James E. Thomas of Vernon, three sisters, three grandchildren, and her son-in-law, Grover Hellard of Statesville.
Survivors include two daughters, Norma Hellard of Statesville and Becky Buyers and husband Tom, of Allen, Texas and one son, Noel, and daughter in law Dorothy Lee of Garland, Texas. She Is also survived by three grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at Wilbarger Memorial Park in Vernon, Texas on Dec. 28, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Vernon, Front Street Baptist Church of Statesville or a charity of your choice.