Joyce Lee
(Joyce Mae Jacobs)

FATHER: Judson James Jacobs
MOTHER: Ida Mae Jacobs

HUSBAND: Thomas Crittenden Lee
MARRIED: June 20, 1953
Wedding Album


Wilbur Evan Lee
Wesley Thomas Lee
Kevin Daniel Lee
Keith Gordon Lee
Joyce Annette Lee
Jason Andrew Lee

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Joyce J. Lee

Joyce Mae Jacobs was born October 30, 1933 at Pine View in Sumerduck, Virginia, the first of twins, and the oldest of four children to Judson and Ida May Jacobs. She was raised at the family home in Sumerduck, and graduated from Remington High School in 1951 as Valedictorian of her class.

Joyce married Thomas Crittenden Lee of Bristersburg on June 20, 1953 at Mount Holly Baptist Church near Remington, Virginia. The Rev. C. J. Ashley performed the wedding. After a honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls, New York, the newlyweds lived for about one year in Arlington, then eventually settled into a beautiful "starter" home in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1954. They are still looking for their second home.

During their years in Fredericksburg, Joyce and Tom raised six children (five sons, one daughter): Wilbur, Wesley, Kevin, Keith, Annette and Jason. It is still not clear to this day how they were able to raise 6 kids in a 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom house, but they all made it out ok!

Joyce, Tom and their children were very active in church activities. The whole family participated in summer homecomings and revivals, Christmas programs and many other events in the life of the church. The family also helped to keep the church lawn and cemetery grounds mowed and trimmed for many years.

While Tom was working at the FMC plant for 30 years, and later at J. L. Kent & Sons Contractors for 18 years, Joyce stayed at home and raised the children, changing diapers, cooking meals, cleaning the house, asking questions and washing hands.

With an empty nest since 1998, Joyce and Tom enjoy working in their yard, taking day trips to shopping hubs such as Culpeper and Tappahannock, and visiting with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Free Lance-Star article, October 10, 1999
Valedictory address, 1951