Lee, Betty Jean

May 23, 1937 - May 13, 2014

BettyJean Short Lee, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at Premier Transitional Care Center in Dallas, Texas after overcoming an illness she has battled for the past three years. She was seventy six when she passed beyond this temporal world into her permanent destination, the heavenly realm of our Lord.

BettyJean was and is deeply loved by many and she will be greatly missed by all she has touched throughout her lifetime. She leaves behind her loving husband, Phillip Lee; her three daughters, R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes, Jena Norman and Phelicia Lee and sons-in-laws, R’chelle (Shelli) Cyrus-Hughes, Jena Norman, Phelicia Lee; her two son-in-laws, Dwayne Hughes and Glen Norman; her four grand-children, Brienne Pennie, Christian Owens, Ansyn-Nicole (Nikki) Wilson and Alexandra Watkins; her grand-son-in-law, Marvin Wilson, Sr.; and her three great-grandchildren, Sarai Watkins, Lyric Norman and Marvin (Prince) Wilson, Jr.

During this time of great loss, our family finds peace in the promises of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ…

“Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to Myself, that where I am, you may be also.” John 14:1-3


The family of BettyJean Short Lee wishes to honor her with a memorial service and an after-gathering for the sharing of memories and fellowship.

All who wish to join the family, are invited to attend the memorial service on her birthday, May 23rd at 10:30am at Aria Chapel located at 19310 Preston Road in Dallas, Texas. On this day, BettyJean would have celebrated her 77th birthday. All who wish to send flowers in her honor, please send them to Aria Chapel at the address listed above.

Following the memorial service, an after-gathering for fellowship and refreshments will take place at the home of Jena and Glen Norman. Family and friends of the family, please contact Jena for details.

For those not able to attend, please share in her memorial by viewing this website and contributing your comments, thoughts, memories and pictures of her for all to partake. Thank you.




Mommy’s Love

Mommy, your love is a haven… You’re a garden forever green…

Your air is sweet, your grass is soft, your beauty is eternally seen.

You are my warming place when the wind blows cold, you’re a gate always open wide.

Your lap is where I lay my head as your heart says, “Come inside.”

R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes
Published Author & Poet


Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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