Don Y. Lee

Published 9:20 am Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Don Y. Lee

Graveside services for Don Y. Lee, of Brookhaven, formerly of New Orleans, Louisiana, are today, Jan. 8, 2019, at 9 a.m. at Dunn Family Cemetery in Bogue Chitto. Bro. Doug Kimble will officiate the services. Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Dr. Lee, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at his residence with his loving wife by his side. He was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Shanghai, China, to Lee Zhong Yian and Zhang Rui Hua. He graduated from Jiao Tung University in Shanghai, China, as an engineer and ship designer, and later earned his Ph.D. from the University of Penn Wharton School of Business. He worked for many years as a college professor. He was a gifted scholar from China and enjoyed traveling, and spending time with family and friends. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife of 22 years, Cheryl Murray Lee; daughter, Lily Lee and husband, Frank Benesch-Lee of Cambridge, Massachusetts; grandchild, Beatrix Benesch-Lee; sisters, Li Yong Chin, Li Yong Fong, Li Yong Pin; and Li Yong Hong; brother, Li Yao Shung; and a host of family and friends.

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