Oneida Marie Shackelford Lee, of Amityville, New York, answered the call of her Savior on April 11, 2020 and was welcomed to her eternal home. She was 93 years old and a native of Vernon, Florida.
She was born on June 23, 1926 in Vernon, Florida; the sixth child of Nicholas and Fannie Shackelford. She joined Sylvania A.M.E. Church at an early age and remained a member until she moved to New York.
Oneida was educated in the public school system of Washington County, Florida. She graduated from Roulhac High School and Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Oneida received a Masters in Education. She then returned to teach elementary school in Caryville, Vernon, and Chipley. During this time she met and married the man of her dreams, John Henry Lee. To this union two sons were born: Reginald Jerome Lee and Nickie Tyrone Lee. They moved to New York where she continued to teach school for 30 plus years; teaching at S.W. Elementary in Brentwood, NY for approx. 25 years.
She was a faithful and dedicated member and trustee of Grace Community Ministries; Rec. Alexia Burgess Huart, Pastor and Rev. Robert Burgess, Overseer. She was also a member of many charitable organizations.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five siblings, her husband, and son: Reginald Jerome Lee.
She leaves to cherish her memories son: Nickie Tyrone Lee of Amityville, New York; 11 nieces and nephews, along with a host of other relatives and friends.
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