Barbara Jean (Waddell) Lee transitioned from this earthly life to her heavenly home May 25, 2020. She was born in Kokomo, Indiana, to John and Mattie Waddell on April 13, 1932. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1950. On June 29, 1956, she married Ernest Bernard Lee, who preceded her in death in 2015. She enjoyed being a military wife, traveling across the United States and creating a home for her family in various locations. Barbara lived a full and victorious life.
Barbara retired from Haynes International after 22 years of service. She was a lifetime member of Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church and participated in the Chancellor choir, Helping Hands club, Sunday school, and various other church ministries. Barbara was a 15-year cancer survivor and was very active with Relay for Life and the pink ribbon campaigns. She mentored several women through the recovery process from cancer.
Barbara leaves to cherish her memory daughters, Charita Grant and R. Michelle Lee (both of Kokomo); three grandchildren, Keith (Katrina) Anderson, Indianapolis, Anthony Boudoin, Greensburg, and Traycee (Dan) Gess, Indianapolis; seven great-grandchildren, Diarra Davis, Nehemiah Anderson, Kiana Boudoin, Tyler Boudoin, Jordan Boudoin, Donovan Gess, and Fiona Gess; one great-great-granddaughter, Imani Davis.
Due to coronavirus, a private funeral service for immediate family will be Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at Bluitt and Son Funeral Home, 511 E. Monroe St., Kokomo, IN 46901. Pastor Lonnie E. Anderson will be the eulogist. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. You are invited to view the service at www.bluittandson.com. Livestreaming will begin promptly at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the Gilead House or FD Reese Christian Academy in her name.
Services are entrusted to Bluitt and Son Funeral Home. www.bluittandson.com