Black, Lee

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the family for funeral expenses


Lee Black

Harrison Lee Black, known to all as Lee, of Londell, MO, departed this life at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on October 25, 2015, having reached the age of sixty-four years, nine months and twenty-four days. Lee was born in St. Louis, MO, on January 7, 1951, son of Ralph Edmond Black and Gladys Irene Black nee Reeves. On June 17, 1972, he was united in marriage to Judy Lorraine Hilton and one son came to bless his union.

Lee is survived by his wife, Judy Black of Lonedell, MO; by his son, Jesse Black of St. Clair, MO; by his granddaughter, Rylea Black of St. Clair; by his special niece, Melissa Barajas-Gudermuth and husband, Andy, of St. Clair, by his special nephews, Ralph Black, known to all as Scooter, of St. Clair and Armon Barajas of St. Clair; by two brothers, Lester Black of St. Clair and David Black and companion, Trish Sansoucie, of St. Clair; by three sisters, Alta Lee and husband, Rev. Elvis, of New Haven, MO, Virginia Manson and husband, Billy Dan, of St. Clair and Nancy Lewis of Eureka, MO; by many nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins and friends.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Gladys Black; by his step-mother, Ruby Black; by his daughter-in-law, Carrie Black; by two brothers, Bud Black and Ronnie Reeves; by three sisters, Eulena Shelton, Linda McNamee and Luella Rabenau, and by one nephew, Tony Lee.

Lee was a Christian and member of Duly Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. He was a past member of the St. Clair Saddle Club and a past member of the Elks Lodge 2651 in St. Clair, MO. During his working years, Lee was employed as a concrete finisher, working primarily in residential construction. He was a kind and generous man and gladly opened his heart and his home to his special niece and nephews, serving as a father figure throughout his life. He lived a very active and full life with many hobbies and interest. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding and showing horses, especially in speed events. Coaching little league when the boys were young gave him great joy. In later years, he enjoyed bowling on a league, especially since Jesse was bowling with him, as well as playing softball. Going hunting and fishing with his brothers was another of his favorite pastimes and they often traveled to Bull Shoals, Norfolk and Table Rock lakes. So many wonderful memories have been made throughout his life and none of these will be forgotten.

A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, special uncle, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Saturday; October 31, 2015, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Elvis Lee and the Rev. Andrea Washington officiating. Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the family.