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Obituary of Cedric Lee
Cedric David Lee was born in Chicago, Illinois, to loving parents, Jesse A. Lee and Carolyn M. Lee. He was the eldest of three sons. He received the sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist as a member of the Catholic Church.
He graduated from Edward Coles Elementary, and then went on to attend and graduate from Chicago Vocational High school (CVS) with a major in accounting and basic business practices. He attended Northern Illinois University for two years.
Subsequently, he decided to volunteer for the U.S. Air Force. He served a four year tour of duty which included assignments in Germany and Iceland. He received an honorable discharge upon completion of his tour of duty.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for several years prior to his employment with the Iowa City Veterans Administration Health Care System as a peer support specialist.
Cedric was an ordained deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City where he was well known for being caring, helpful and friendly. He always greeted people warmly. He was always willing to visit the sick in the hospital or at home. He helped with the free lunch program and other community service events as needed. He also participated in the NAMI walkathon. He was willing to volunteer in many ways.
On February 15, 2017, Cedric David Lee was born into eternal life. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jesse Sr., and Emma W. Lee, Quincy J. and Jestina P. Millet; aunts, Elizabeth Reed, Ethel Slack, and June A. Millet. Those left to cherish his loving memory are his parents, brothers, Patrick (Pamela) and Jason; Niece, Ashley; nephew, Jamar; uncle, Dr. Frederick Lee; great-aunts, Helen P. Dupree, Margaret M. Manuel; friends, Ronald (Joy) Hearns and Lavern Carter, along with a host of loving relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11am Friday, February 24, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, where there will be a time of visitation for family and friends from 9am till services. Following services a reception will be held for all. Burial will take place at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elmwood, Illinois on Monday, February 27th. For a more complete obituary, an opportunity to share a memory, thought or condolence place go to the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Cedric’s family and his services.