Lanny Gervis Lee


On Wednesday June 22, 2022, God dispatched a heavenly Angel to Lewis Gale Hospital for Lanny saying, “My Child it is time for your soul to rest, Come on Home.”

Lanny/Pop (as he was affectionately called by friends and family) was born on May 4, 1950, in Franklin County, VA to the late Helen Marie Lee. In his free time, Lanny enjoyed baseball, bowling, was a diehard San Francisco 49ers fan, and most of all, he really enjoyed time spent with his family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen, his sister Emily Jones, and his brother Melvin Lee, A son Eric “Jay” Minor, Two grandsons, Michael Simmons Jr. and Kentor Casey, all of Roanoke, VA.

Lanny attended Roanoke City Public Schools and graduated from Lucy Addison High School in 1969. Lanny after became a faithful employee of Rowe Furniture in Elliston VA. During his 36 years of employment, he became the supervisor of the Fabric Department and was well respected by his coworkers and peers.

Lanny accepted Christ and was baptized at the Garden of Prayer #6 under the leadership of the late Lonnie E. Wilson where he was a faithful and dedicated member. He became a Sunday School Teacher and soon there after the Sunday School Superintendent. He was a devoted Deacon and assisted with transportation for members in need. Lanny truly loved his church. He later joined Renewed Mind Worship Center under the leadership of Pastor Leonard Casey where he was a faithful member until his health declined.

Lanny was Blessed with a large and loving family. He married the love of his life, Joan Casey on June 5th, 1970. Lanny helped raise their children with patience, discipline, and humility. He was a kind man of very few words, and he will be dearly missed by his friends and loved ones.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 52 years, Evangelist Joan C. Lee. Her children Pastor Leonard (Wanda) Casey, Kathy Davis, Byron (LaTanya) Casey, Sherry (Eugene) Terry, Rodriguez(Takita) Casey all of Roanoke VA. Carlisa (Terry) Davis of Riverdale, GA. Additional children whom he loved; Juan Minor of Charlotte NC, Barry Minor, Vincent (Seccy) Minor of Roanoke, Mondrago (Kasey) Davis, Chiquitha (Charles) Taylor of Louisville KY, Sheatun Davis, Tercita Davis of Louisville KY, Maurice Robinson of Roanoke, VA. Jemaine (Che’ree) Casey grandchild of whom he raised. Siblings Willie (Sherlene) Bright, Tara (Jose’) Hernandez of Roanoke, VA. A devoted granddaughter Ke’Neyshia Casey. A host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces & nephews, family, and friends.

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