Sylvia Odessa Lee | 1933-2013

Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Sylvia Odessa Lee

Sylvia Odessa Lee, 80, a stock broker and entrepreneur, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Fort Worth.

Funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Chris Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove No. 3 Cemetery in Chico.

Pallbearers include Donny Tull, Kevin Spivey, Jason Aubel, Joshua Tull, Scott Forehand and Nick Lee.

Sylvia, known as “Brownie” was born Feb. 23, 1933, in Bridgeport to Thomas and Ada (Denny) Lumsden. At age 18 she married Air Force 2nd Lt. Donald Lee, with whom she enjoyed 60 years.

A fashion model and entrepreneur, Sylvia founded several successful businesses in Fort Worth, including a modeling agency and retail beauty supply before joining the financial world, where she became the second female licensed stock broker in the state of Texas and later headed her own brokerage firm.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, Don Lee; siblings Truis Lumsden, Emogene George, Martha Western, Lum Lumsden and Geneva North; and her beloved dog, Sassye.

Sylvia is survived by her son, Stephen Lee and wife, Jeannine; daughter Sheri Tull and husband, Donny; grandchildren Donny Tull III and wife, Michelle, Stefanie Spivey and husband, Kevin, Hollie Barris, Christie Aubel and husband, Jason, Megan Hoover and husband, Joey, Nick Lee, Joshua Tull and Amie Forehand and husband, Scott.

She is also survived by great-grandchildren Donny Tull IV, Alaina Spivey, Ashley Tull and Darren Tull; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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