JACKSONVILLE - Matthew Lee, Jr. (Toby to many), went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. He was born on February 6, 1936 in Lenoir County to the late Matthew and Annie Ruth Lee. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel with Rev. Wesley Lee and Rev. Damon Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Onslow Memorial Park.
Mr. Lee was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Mavis Lee the love of his life for 66 years. He is also survived by his son, Jackie Lee and wife, Nancy; his daughter, Louria Norris and husband, Shawn; one grandson, Matthew Wesley Lee and wife, Danielle; and one great-granddaughter, Madelyn Grace Lee.
He is also survived by his sister, Maxvel Carroll of Stella, NC; and many nieces and nephews.
Toby had a long career working at a local propane gas company His greatest desire was to serve the Lord and win souls to Christ. He pastored New River Holiness Church in Potters Hill for 45 years before becoming ill.
Toby was also a friend to many and will be greatly missed. The family finds comfort in knowing he is in the presence of his Heavenly Father.
The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon, prior to the service, from 12 - 2 PM at the funeral home.
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