John H. Lee of Kingston, NY born October 18th 1956 passed on the early morning of January 5, 2021. He is survived by his parents, Alice and Wilder Dawson daughters Vanessa Lee, Krista Lee Moye, Olivia Fitzpatrick, LaTanya and Trinity Lee and grandsons Trent and Levi Moye. He also leaves behind his fiancé Imelda Cansino, sisters Sherry Shaver, Diondra Ellis and Joyce Dawson. Brothers Jeffrey Dawson, Keith Brown, Theodore, Daryl, Michael and Mark Van Dyke. As well as many nieces nephews cousins and friends.
John was an exceptional athlete excelling in every sport including boxing, football, basketball and baseball winning many awards and leading KHS games to victories.
He joined the Navy in 1974, then went on to become and entrepreneur successfully starting his own construction and music businesses. He was always willing to assist those in need which ultimately led to his true passion creating an organization called Aiding the Children of the World based in the Philippines, with his fiancé Imelda. He worked tirelessly providing essential needs for impoverished children along with building a church and speaking the word of God to their community.
John has joined his sister, Teri Dawson, father, Theodore Van Dyke, and son in law, Myron Moye in heaven and will be missed immensely by all the lives he touched.
Family and friends will be received on Monday January 11th from 10-11am at His Word Revealed Church, located at 205 Rt. 28 in Kingston, NY. The funeral service will take place at 11am followed by burial in The Ulster County Veterans Cemetery at New Paltz Rural Cemetery. Face coverings are required and social distancing will limit interaction and the capacity of the church. Any floral arrangements may be sent to His Word Revealed Church.
"To Johnnie's Family: Please accept my sincere sympathies for your loss. He was taken from all of you way too soon. I watched the podcast and agree with those who said that he was always smiling or laughing (a rare trait that will surely be missed.) I pray that your good memories of all the happy times you spent with him help ease the pain of his passing. Love, Rene"
"You left without warning. Gone so fast. Now all we have are memories of the past. You are loved by so many. You might have not known. But in our hearts is where you have grown. The memories I have throughout the years, will last forever with laughter and tears. I will miss you oh so much. So will all the lives that you touched.
I love you bro!
"You will be deeply missed. We will continue to support and love those survived by your loss. You will never be forgotten and you impact on this world will always be felt."
"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal . Our sincere condolences to the family. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers. ??
Leon Washington & Gloria Schleede"
"To the family of John H. Lee
We are deeply saddened by the loss your family has encountered. In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Praying for peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. While we are mourning the loss of John, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. All our thoughts and prayers are for you to experience Heavenly strength and peace during this painful time. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Ronald and Gayle Johnson
"A great man with a kind loving heart will keep the family in prayer especially your mom Alice "
"One of the best role models in our community. I will miss you my friend. I didnt get enough words with you...my only regret. To his family in time as the pain subsides...stay close to his spirit it is a community spirit...God bless you all...my condolences"
"Too many memories to mention! You will be missed my dear old friend! We just reconnected after years. So sad, may you Rest In Peace! My sincere condolences to Wally, Alice and your family as a whole"