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James Michael Lee

June 24, 2020
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“The LORD your God is with you; He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you; He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing!” Zephaniah 3:17

James Michael (Mike) Lee age 77, of Amelia, Virginia stepped into glory early June 24, 2020. Mike was born in Marietta, Ohio to Robert E. Lee and Doris Brown Lee. He leaves behind his wife Judith (Judy) Lee, three children, Laura E. Lee, Christopher Lee (Soni), and Amanda Hildabrand (Brent). He is also survived by his brothers, Robert (Buddy) Lee and William (Bill) Lee (Joan). He leaves behind five grandchildren, Andrew Barnard, Simran Ear (Joe), Hannah Cuellar (AJ), Sarek Lee and Jacob Hildabrand and one great granddaughter Larina.  Mike loved his family and grandchildren.  He took his family fishing, camping, for “hayrides” and train trips.  He built play structures, rabbit hutches, and canoes.  He proudly celebrated their achievements and was always available to advise and help. He moved to Palmetto, Florida as a teenager graduating from Palmetto High School in 1960 and enlisted in the United States Air Force.  He served 14-years of active duty.  During his time in the Air Force, he obtained a Physician Assistant (PA) degree graduating in the first class of Air Force PAs with honors from the University of Nebraska.  After he left the Air Force he served in the Army Reserves for 17 years retiring as a Major.  During his service as a PA, he worked in family medicine and cardiac rehabilitation.  In 1980, he went to work for the Veteran’s Affairs hospital in Augusta, Georgia where he was instrumental in starting the Veteran’s Affairs Physician Assistant Society.  He obtained his M.Ed. degree from Augusta University (AU).  He was a clinical faculty member of the Augusta University Physician Assistant Program serving as a preceptor, lecturer, small group leader, mentor, and admissions committee member.  He also started and financially supported the AU Physician Assistant Program chapter of the PI Alpha Honor Society. He served as a PA at the Oteen Veteran’s Affairs hospital in Asheville, North Carolina retiring from practice in 2000. He moved to Amelia, Virginia in 2012 to be closer to his children that he loved.   He attended Amelia Baptist Church. A private service will be held at the Amelia Veterans Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Christian Counseling and Training Center, Inc.  3602 Floyd Avenue  Richmond, Virginia 23221

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