Died: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Interment following funeral service

Sat., Nov. 16, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
Location: Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
Location: Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

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Mary Alfred Cross Lee was born in Vaiden, Mississippi on October 31, 1934 to the late  Lillian and Herbert B. Cross, Sr.  Mary was the tenth of eleven children.
Mary was married to Lewis Stanley Lee who preceded her in death.  To this union two daughters were born, Juanita Lee Williams and Veronica C. Lee.
Mary was educated in the Vaiden Public School System.  She later moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1953.  Mary was a graduate of Crispus Attucks High School.
Mary was a sixty-five year member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church.  Mary was a faithful and dedicated member of Mt. Paran Church were she served relentlessly in the Culinary Ministry.  Mary loved serving her church and community with her culinary talents.
Mary’s family and friends were always able to depend on her in a time of need, and knew she would open up her home and kitchen to them.  Mary  was a Good Samaritan in every way possible. If there was an award to be given to Mary  it would be Great Supporter.   Mary served as a caregiver, domestic worker to both family and the community.  As a hobby Mary catered for her church and friends weddings.
Mary  was employed over the years by Stark & Wetzel Meat Packing Co., Richardson Rubber Company, Chrysler Foundry, Delco Electronics-General Motors. Mary  was also a dedicated Election Poll Worker.
Mary was very fashion conscious and a world shopper. Also, sometimes acted as personal shopper for family and friends. Most of all Mary  was the greatest Mama and Grandmother God could have given us.
Mary departed this life on November 9, 2019 at the age of eighty-five years old. Mary  was preceded in death by her brothers, Edwin Cross and Herbert Cross, Jr.; sisters, Yvonne Cross, Lillian Elizabeth Herring, Vera Woods, Juanita Garland, Elise Saffold and Annie Dell Wright.
Mary  leaves to cherish her memory her loving daughters, Juanita Lee Williams (James) and Veronica C. Lee; grandson Joshua Price and granddaughter Tanei Livingston; sister Gwendolyn Williams and brother Cal A. Cross of Detroit, Michigan and a  host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her Mt. Paran Church Family.

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Larry Baker
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
The Cross family has lost an Angel. Mary Lee was an extended family member
and a true friend. The Baker families in Mississippi, Michigan, Illinois all mourn
your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences.

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