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Theodora Miriam Haile Lee

September 4, 1929 — September 1, 2022

AIKEN, SC - Mrs. Theodora Miriam “Dodie” Haile Lee, 92, died Thursday, September 1, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 2nd at Shellhouse Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Dr. Fred W. Andrea III and Rev. Bill Howard III will officiate. Interment will follow in historic Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Ryan Lee, Jay Nelson, Lee Pricket, Graham Hall, Randall Morgan, and Pace Kneece. Born in Columbia, SC, Mrs. Lee was the daughter of Clarence N. and Lessie Hammond Haile. Dodie was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church for 68 years. She enjoyed singing in the choir, coordinating Wednesday night suppers, and participating in her Chapel Sunday School Class. One of her most fulfilling roles was recommending Jim Rivers as pastor when she served on the pastoral search committee. To quote Dr. Rivers, “I thank God for the woman who had the courage and insight to recommend me, Mrs. Dodie Lee”. Dr. Rivers served as pastor for 29 years. Dodie was an avid baseball fan, listening to games on the radio before games were televised. Her favorite teams were the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves. In her younger days, Dodie played golf every Tuesday at Highland Park Country Club. In addition to many tournament trophies, her golf resume included winning the Club Championship. Dodie and Skeet enjoyed each other and enjoyed life. Together with friends, they loved to dance, play cards, and travel to golf tournaments. They especially enjoyed attending US Marine Corps-First Division reunions across the country. Semper Fi. Family was always what mattered most to Dodie, and she enjoyed her large family reunions. She is survived by her two children, Brenda Lee (Rob) Shellhouse, Aiken; Dr. Ronald Dexter (Debbie) Lee, Aiken; grandchildren: Tricia R. Swartz, Breigh Anne (Graham) Hall, Meredith Lee (Lee) Prickett, Allison Lee (Jay) Nelson, Ryan Dexter (Stephanie) Lee; eleven great-grandchildren and a brother, Clarence “Sonny” (Priscilla) Haile of Louisiana. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dexter C. “Skeet” Lee; granddaughter, Tara Lee Shellhouse, and her six sisters. Brenda and Ronnie offer special thanks to Olga Navarro who lovingly cared for their mother for many years. They are also grateful for the compassionate staff of Benton House who provided excellent care. Memorials may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 105 Westpark Dr., # 415, Brentwood, TN 37027, Attn: Grace Wright, SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken, SC 29801 To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Theodora Miriam Haile Lee, please visit our flower store.


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