December 29, 1938 ~ June 13, 2008

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Lee Burnett Todd, Sr., 69, of Arden, died Friday, June 13, 2008 at Park Ridge Hospital. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of Edna Lamb Todd, of Arden and of the late Lewis Samuel Todd. Lee retired from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union, No. 43 and was a member of the Fruits of Labor Worship Center. In addition to his mother, he is survived by three daughters, Donna Killough and her husband, Jackie, of Old Fort, Kathy Kilby and her husband, Steve, of Marion and Melissa Todd Sawyer and her husband, Jason, of Old Fort; two sons, Jeffery Todd and his wife, Rita, of Marion and Lee Burnett Todd, Jr. and his wife, Marsha, of Black Mountain; two sisters, Ella Mae Roberts, of Oteen and Annette Hall, of Arden; one brother, Lewis E. Todd, of Arden as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 16, 2008 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Pastor William Warren officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oakley. The family will receive friends from 9:30-11:00 AM on Monday at the funeral home.

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  1. Iam so sorry to hear about lee death Ihave know him for a long time we went to biltmore holliness temple for a very long time he was a good person he sure will be missed.Iam praying for the family .love and prays martha gann

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  2. To Lee’s daughters and sons and the rest of his family, I can’t imagine the loss that you are feeling right now. This has laid heavy on my heart all weekend so I know your pain is triple. My prayers have been with you and will continue to be with you. Your dad loved you kids so much and he loved each and every one of the rest of his family. Your dad was a good man who loved the Lord! We will miss him in the church and it’s going to be hard going to church this morning and not seeing his smiling face to greet us and will miss his Sunday School teaching, his handing us our envelopes we will even miss.
    We will mourn for him and miss him but Lee was prepared for this journey and we can take comfort knowing that after he took his last breathe he was in the presence of the Lord! And we can see him again one day!
    God Bless you and you will always be in my prayers!

    I am sorry I will be out of town Monday but my prayers and thoughts will be with you!
    DianaPrater @aol.com

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  3. To Lee’s sons and daughters: My condolences and prayers are with you all this morning and I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. I am a member of his church and it’s going to be so hard going in there this morning and not seeing him at the door waiting for us all, and cutting up. He was a faithful, loyal and wonderful worker in our church and a good friend. He will be missed greatly. I know he’s in Heaven now with our Lord! I’ll keep you all uplifted in prayer for comfort in your time of grief.

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  4. I was so sad to hear of Lee’s passing. He was a great guy. Love to you all. Kathy, Heather and Jennifer.

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  5. So sorry to see one of my classmates has passed. I went to Biltmore School with Lee. We graduated out of 8th grade together. He was a very nice person.
    May God Bless all the family.
    Nola Mae Allen

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  6. to Lees family,we will really miss Lee at church.Lee was a true Christian anywhere you met him,he loved the church and every one.Lee was really looking foward to our new church we are in the process of building.Lee is living among the living now,we’re still living among the dead.see you soon Lee.george

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  7. We are very sorry to hear about the loss of Lee. We always loved seeing him at church. He was truly a wonderful man, and will be missed greatly. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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  8. Annette, Ella Mae,Lewis, I am so sorry to hear about Lee. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love you all.

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  9. To all the members of Lee’s family: Johnny and I both loved Lee very much, he always projected a Christain attitude wherever you met him. Johnny loved playing golf with Lee and Bob, We went to church with Lee many years at the Biltmore Holiness Temple. Lee and I attended Biltmore School together many years ago and our paths had crossed again when we started attending the same church. Our prayers and thoughts are with all the children, brothers and sisters and especially with Sister Edna at this time. Betty Grooms Lowe and John Lowe.

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