Janice Ruth Watkins Lee, 85, of Gainesville, formerly of Bell, passed away Wednesday, May 25th. Janice was born in Live Oak, FL on September 5, 1936 to Marshall Owen and Mildred Gaddy Watkins. She moved to the Atrium 13 months ago after living in Bell for many years.
Janice was a gifted pianist and especially loved playing for her church, Trenton United Methodist. She held many jobs during her lifetime including executive secretary at Job Corp, but the job that gave her the most joy was choir director and pianist for her church. Janice loved her family very much. Jan Jan, as she was called, especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Janice was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Dewey H. Lee and son-in-law Russell Chastain. She is survived by her 4 children, Debbie (Jim) Powell, Marshall (Christy) MacClellan, Ken (Shawn) Lee and Linda Chastain; 11 grandchildren, Carrie (Martin) Reaves, James (Ocean) Powell III, Tracie (Matt) Griffith, Christina MacClellan, Angeli MacClellan, Sarah MacClellan, Marshall Stephen MacClellan, Kole Lee, Kyle Lee, Brittany (Donnie) Logan and Colton Chastain, and 14 great-grandchildren: Camara Casson, Marty, Christine, and Liam Reaves; Christian Dean, Elora, James IV, and Emerald Powell, Taylor, Rianna, Kaiden, and Macklin Griffith, Palmer and Knox Logan. She is also survived by her nephews, Joe Watkins, Bill Watkins, and Ron McCormick and niece, Angel Rodriguez.
A very special thank you to her friend and caregiver, Sandy Martin.
A memorial service will be held July 9th at Trenton United Methodist Church.