08/19/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Phil Lee
Phillip Murray Lee
Meadow High School (NC) Class of @ 1966
Friends and Schoolmates,
I was so saddened to learn of the death of Phil Lee, Meadow High School (NC) Class of @ 1966, husband of Margaret Kailos Lee ('67) of NC, who passed away in at Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the age of 70.
From Margaret Kailos Lee ('67) of NC - 08/17/18, @ 1:00 PM - " Phil Lee":
|Just want those of
you who knew my husband Phil to know, he passed away this morning.
I will love him and miss him until we meet again!!
Oh, Margaret, I'm so dreadfully sorry! May his memory be eternal. You and your family will certainly be in our thoughts and hearts!
From DignityMemorial.com - 08/18/18:
Phillip Murray Lee
CLAYTON, NORTH CAROLINA -
Phillip Murray Lee (Phil), 70, of Clayton, passed away on August 17th at
Wake Med Hospital, Raleigh.
Visitation will be Monday, August 20 from 7 PM - 9 PM at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2920 NC Highway 42 Clayton, NC 27520. McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton, NC is in charge of arrangements.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, August 21 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor Bill Beyer officiating.
Phil was born on March 24, 1948 to Harold and Annie (Cox) Lee. He grew
up in Newton Grove and graduated from Meadow High School. Phil received both his
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Campbell University. He married his college
sweetheart Margaret (Kailos) on September 7, 1969. Together, they raised two
Having never met a stranger, Phil had a long and illustrious career loaded with accomplishments. Phil retired in 2015 as a Principal from Johnston County Schools. Phil was named “Principal of the Year” during his four year stint at Selma Middle School He impacted COUNTLESS lives, and was loved by all who knew him. His positivity and humor were just two of his many fine traits. He fit perfectly into his administrative role after a successful 11-year career in coaching Women’s Basketball at Vanderbilt University, where he won the NWIT. He was also named as one of the top 10 recruiters in the nation. Phil loved to engage with anyone about politics, Carolina Panthers Football, or Tar Heels basketball. He found his greatest joy in family and helping others.
Phil began his teaching/coaching career in Hampton, Va. He coached Boo Williams at Spratley Jr. High, and was so proud to see Boo go on to produce the strongest AAU League in the southeast. Phil went on to help open Phoebus HS in Hampton. In his second year there and having been named Girl’s Basketball Coach, he led his team to the State’s AAA Champions. This was done with no seniors on the team.
Phil is survived by his loving wife of almost 49 years, Margaret; his children Becca (Brian) Nelson of Raleigh and Ellie (Jeff) Brown of Zionsville, IN; his four beloved grandchildren, Charlie, Henry, Harper, and Gus; his twin brother Waiston (Dorothy) Lee, and his brother Wayne (Cynthia) Lee, along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Should friends desire, please make a donation to the newly established PHIL LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR JOHNSTON COUNTY SCHOOLS. C/O SUPERINTENDENT ROSS RENFROW, JOHNSTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, 2320 US HIGHWAY 70 B, SMITHFIELD, NC 27577.
Published in Daily Press on August 18, 2018.
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August 18, 2018
To the family of Mr. Lee, I want to personally let you know how respected, admired, and loved Mr. Lee was at Riverwood. Saying he was an amazing leader is just a small part of who he was as a man. I’m honored to have worked along side Mr. Lee for eight years, and I’m so thankful for everything he did for me professionally. His name will always be synonymous with Riverwood. I hope your family finds peace and comfort in knowing Mr. Lee was loved dearly by many.
~ Lamar Waller
August 19, 2018
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Margaret and her family and friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Words and Music by
(10 Nov 1483 – 18 Feb 1546)
English Translation by Frederick Henry Hedge (1805 – 21 Aug 1890)
“A Mighty Fortress” was written and composed by Martin Luther. The date of the hymn cannot be fixed with any exact certainty. It is generally believed, however,
to have been written for the Diet of Spires in 1529 when the term “protestant” was first used. The hymn became the great rallying cry of the Reformation.
1. A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing;
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and pow'r are great,
And armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not His equal.
2. Did we in our own strength confide,
Our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side,
The Man of God's own choosing;
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
3. And tho' this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph thro' us;
The prince of Darkness grim,
We tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure,
For lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.
4. That word above all earthly pow'rs,
No thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
Thro' Him who with us sideth:
Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also;
The body they may kill:
God's truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.
"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" midi
and lyrics courtesy
of http://www.scriptureandmusic.com/Music/Text_Files/A_Mighty_Fortress_Is_Our_God.html - 07/30/10
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