Mrs. Annie D. Lee Bates was born on December 22, 1961 to Frank and Leanne Lee in Chicago, Illinois. She was the 9TH child out of her 11 siblings.
She attended Central Y High School where she graduated and went on to attend Kennedy King College. Annie met Charles and had children, but di not marry until they committed their life to Christ.
After moving to Montgomery, Alabama and becoming saved, sanctified and filled of the holy ghost; she acquired her license to minister. Over the years she has cooked in many different kitchens. People come from all over the city to taste Mama Lee’s Food.
Soon after she opened her own business there were many people who could not get enough of Mrs. Annie’s Catering. She was dedicated to her community where she worked with her son at TMC. She helped the young girls with rides, self esteem, and to obtain their goals. All the kids loved her an her block where she was also known as the ‘candy lady’.
She was preceded in death by her mother Leanne Lee, Father; Frank lee; Two Sister: Earnestine McKnight and Geraldine Lee; Brother: Robert Lee and Great Granddaughter Makiya Davenport.
She leaves to cherish her memories to her husband Charles Bates; Two Daughters; Latasha Lee Branyon (Terrance Brayon) and Angela Lee; Three Sons: Charles Lee (Mohona Lee), Charles Smith, Shauna Smith (Jacquies Smith); Five Sisters: Christine Humphries,Peggy Lee,Roberta Kindred, Linda Lee, Joanna Lee; Two Brothers; Frank Lee, Jr., Raymond Lee,; Sister and bestfriend Christine Jackson, 18 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren,host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a daughter she took as her own, Allisa Harris.
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