Lynne Stephenson Lee, age 77, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away September 11, 2021. Lynne was born on May 14, 1944 in Winter Haven, Florida to James and Margaret Stephenson. Lynne was the wife to the late Ted Gilmore Lee who passed in 2013 after spending 48 wonderful years together.
Lynne retired in the early 2000’s after a career of managing medical practices in Falls Church and Virginia Beach, Virginia for about 30 years.
Lynne lived an interesting life. After her father became a Civil Engineer with the United States Department of State, she moved to India as a teeneager and matriculated at the Woodstock School in Mussoorie, India. While there she met his holiness, the Dalai Lama, as he left Tibet just across the mountains. After she met and married her husband, Ted Lee, her husband entered the Foreign Service and they lived in Indonesia. After her husband transferred to Civil Service in the early 1970s, Lynne and Ted made their home in Falls Church, Virginia, until retiring and moving to Virginia Beach in the late 1990s.
She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth, and husband Troy Carron; her son Taylor and wife Tammy; her brother, James Stephenson; and her sister, Lisa Gentry. She leaves behind 4 grandchildren; Jennie Bingam, Frannie Bingham and Abbie Bingham through her daughter, and Morgandy Lee through her son. She leaves behind countless friends and extended family who will remember her fondly.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ted G. Lee; and by her parents, James E. Stephenson and Margaret H. Stephenson.
Lynne was known for having a green thumb and could make any yard a splendid vista of color and greenery. She loved many types of music and was an avid reader. She was an engaging and supportive friend, and was a splendid cook and entertainer of any guest in her home. Lynne had a “Southern” way of doing things and speaking to people, making her a beloved person to anyone who met her. She was a fiercely loyal friend and supporter of her friends, family, and acquaintances. Many people came to her over the years for conversation, guidance, support and comfort. It is this support that her family will miss the most.
Lynne’s remains, and those of her husband, Ted Lee, will be removed to Mount Vernon, Georgia in the Spring of 2022 in a ceremony to be scheduled at a later time, There she will rest with her parents, husband and many of her ancestors and forebears.
Her family is grateful to everyone who has expressed sympathies during this difficult time, and encourages any comments to be made on this website for the benefit of her family to view.
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