Bennette Denmark Lee
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Bennette Denmark Lee
  • March 9, 1942 - January 11, 2018
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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On January 11th 2018, Sur La Table's stock price fell sharply on the news of Bennette Lee's passing. Senior executives held an emergency meeting to discuss options to offset the expected drop in sales. When Bennette took up a hobby she went all in as she did in her other important roles. Devoted wife, protective mother, loving grandmother and good friend, she lived her life with no fear.

Bennette Lee, 75 of Raleigh, NC died January 11th, 2018. She was born in Goldsboro, N.C. on March 9th, 1942, the daughter of Willis and Louise Denmark and was married to Ramon Lee of Arlington, Virginia for 53 years.

Bennette worked for many years in real estate in sales, managing an office, and for a builder. While raising her children she was President of the Philadelphia Indoor Light Gardening Society. While living in Illinois she was an entrepreneur opening a gift shop called Something Else. She retired with Ray in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey in 2001 then moved to Raleigh where they have stayed in retirement since 2003.
She loved cooking, gardening, sewing and crafts including quilting, knitting, and felting and was a wonderful homemaker. She also had a business doing home stenciling. She shared much in common with Martha Stewart sans the prison time.

Bennette relished her role as mother. All three of their children Michael and twins Allison and Kristin were born in Goldsboro NC where Ramon negotiated a significant U.S. Army discount of $25 per kid.
Bennette's faith in Jesus was very important to her and her impact on her family's faith will be felt for generations to come. We look forward to seeing her again in our Heavenly home. She was an active member at Southbridge Fellowship. Today is a celebration of her birth into Heaven where she joins her father Willis, mother Louise and brother Willis.

Bennette is survived by her husband Ramon (Ray); son, Michael and wife Kelli of Davidson; daughter Allison of Mt. Laurel, NJ; daughter Kristin and husband Nat of Tuckerton,NJ; five grandchildren, Alex, Cami, and Olivia Lee; Lauren Guidotti; and Abbey Sooy.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at Providence Baptist Church - Delta Lake Center at 4301 Delta Lake Dr. (access off Duraleigh Rd). Visitation will be held immediately following the service.

Memorial contribution may be made to Southbridge Fellowship, 8609 Jersey Court, Raleigh, NC 27617