City declares Saturday as Lee Remembrance Day


Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton has declared Saturday as Bishop Clarence Lee Remembrance Day.

Lee, a longtime church and community leader, died May 1 at the age of 84. His funeral service will take place Saturday.

Lee was born in Indianapolis to Clarence Isaac and Lillian Lucretia Lee on Oct. 1, 1937, the oldest of seven children. He married Betty Jean Mosley on June 22, 1957, and moved their family to Crawfordsville in 1973. He and Betty built a life in Crawfordsville, where they raised their family and worked tirelessly on behalf of their church family and greater community.

Lee was a loving father to 12 sons and three daughters, along with being a loving grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.

In 1987, Lee established the One Way Pentecostal Apostolic Church and served as a spiritual leader in the community, positively impacting the lives of thousands of Crawfordsville residents.

Lee contributed greatly to Crawfordsville and had an immeasurable impact on the community, the proclamation states.

He served as a school crossing guard, serving as a protector, mentor and source of encouragement to countless children, each and every day.

Following the death of his wife Betty in 2003, Lee married Veda M. Miller in April 2007.

Lee set the bar high and served as an example of contributing to the community through compassionate leadership and unwavering faith, the proclamation states.

Lee openly proclaimed his love of Crawfordsville, and the community is undoubtedly a better place because of his contributions.

Barton encourages all citizens to reflect on Lee’s contributions and honor his memory.

Lee’s full obituary appears online at www.journalreview.com.


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