Obituary of Shirley Joyce Lee
Shirley Joyce Lee was born to Edward W and Mattie L Seabon on April 18, 1929 in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Shirley received her education in the Scotch Plains public school system graduating from High School in 1946. In continuing her education after graduating from high school, Shirley attended Newark Stenotype School, Drake Business School, Manhattan Medical and Dental Assistants School, and received a certificate of completion of Administrative Assistant course work from Union County College. She also earned a Realtors License to pursue her interest in the real estate industry. A former member of the St.John’s Baptist Church in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Shirley served as a member of the Floral Club and the Inspirational Choir and, at the time of her passing, was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Burlington New Jersey. In her profession career, Shirley worked for Lockheed Electronics, Prudential Insurance Company, and Chubb Insurance Company retiring from Chubb after 26 years of service. With her husband Robert, Shirley traveled the world visiting countries across the globe, and enjoyed cruising to islands in exotic locations. Kind in spirit and loving of people, Shirley always showed her appreciation to those she knew and was always generous in sharing what she had with those in need. To maintain her mental sharpness, she always had word games nearby, and tackled puzzles with thousands of pieces working on them late into the night. When well into her 80’s and early 90’s she kept up with the latest technology and could navigate her lap topcomputer, send text messages and do face time on her cell phone, and surf the internet and social media. Shirley was happiest when surrounded by family and loved and cherished every opportunity to host and attend family gatherings. Shirley leaves behind her husband of fifty years, Robert W Lee Sr. of Edison, New Jersey, three sons; Michael L Thomas of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, Donald S Thomas of Middlesex, New Jersey, and Robert W Lee Jr. of Fanwood, New Jersey, two daughters-in-law;Linda L Thomas of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania,and Agnes B Thomas of Middlesex, New Jersey, four grandchildren; Samuel D Thomas, Mia L Thomas, Lourdes (Hal) Spurlock, and Donald S Thomas Jr., and two greatgrandchildren; Donovan and Nina Spurlock, and a host of family and friends.
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