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Luberta Lee

March 27, 1929 ~ April 28, 2021 (age 92)


Luberta Lee was born on March 27, 1929, in Waco, Texas to the late Devoy Irvin Thornton, Sr. and Luberta Wilson.

She attended A.J. Moore High School and graduated in 1946.

She married Robert Booker Lee “R.B.” and to this union, eight children were born.

She attended TSTC, where she received her degree in dietary. She worked for the school system as a food service supervisor, Carver High, Dripping Springs Elementary & Haven Manor Nursing Facility. She then went to work at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care Systems & Doris Miller Campus where she retired on November 1, 1991, after 30 years.

She professed faith in Jesus Christ at an early age under the pastorage of the late Rev. W.I. Rector, where she sang in the Sanctuary Choir and was a member of the Missionary Society and always attended Sunday School.

Her favorite songs were: “Oh To Be Kept By Jesus” and “Only What You Do For Christ Will Last.” Her favorite scripture was “Philippians 4:11-13.”

The Thornton Family was one of the longest-tenured families baptized at Toliver Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and still, today has had generations to follow. Terry Fulton, Jr. was the last of the Thornton generation to be baptized at Toliver.

She was the president of the Gholson Heights Improvement Community, and also served as “Citizens On Patrol”.

On Thanksgiving & Christmas, she prepared all the meals for every family member, including all desserts – Her house would be filled to the capacity – Lots of Love surrounded the families.

Luberta went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. She now joins her parents, her husband, four sisters, five brothers, and one granddaughter.

She leaves to cherish: her children, Christopher Allen Lee Sr. (Emmer) of Waco; Gregory Wayne Lee (Lorraine) of Austin; Brenda Jean Lee of Waco; Lawrence Wesley Lee, Sr. (Linda) of Garland; Barbara Ann Nemons (Jesse Sr.) of Waco; Bob Edward Lee of Lubbock; Rosalind Faye Lee of Waco; and Richard Irvin Lee of Dallas; sister, Laverne Baker (Roosevelt) of DeSoto; sister-in-law, Juanita Thornton of Waco; a loving host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews, the Toliver Chapel Baptist Church Family and friends.

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May 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
McDowell Funeral Home, L.L.C.
1104 Chestnut Street
Waco, TX 76704

Graveside Service
May 7, 2021

11:00 AM
Doris Miller Memorial Park
4800 Bellmead Drive
Waco, TX 76704

May 7, 2021

Doris Miller Memorial Park
4800 Bellmead Drive
Waco, TX 76704

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