Linda was born on Feb. 8, 1941, in Birmingham, Alabama, and died peacefully at her home on Jan. 27, 2023, surrounded by her family.
Linda is a graduate of Corner High School in Jefferson County, Alabama, and began her college education at Auburn University where she met her future husband Albert (Al) and later received her degree from Auburn University Montgomery. Her college experience was interrupted by a six-month sojourn to Liberia, Africa, with her parents. Upon her return from Africa she was married to Al in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and then began a lifelong journey of raising and nurturing her family.
Linda enjoyed a career that began in real estate as a salesperson and broker in Greenville, Alabama, and later in Montgomery and Auburn, and continued to retirement as a right-of-way professional with the State of Alabama Department of Transportation. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Auburn and a dedicated member of the Pilgrims Sunday school class. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends and especially preparing waffles for the family during frequent visits to her home. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, and the competition of Scrabble games and “Jeopardy” with husband Al and the children. She was a Mustang enthusiast and a member of The Heart of Dixie Mustang Club in Montgomery. She loved giving and receiving greeting cards, especially at Christmas, where she was proud to get her cards to friends and family in the mail by Dec. 1. She loved preparing and serving holiday meals for her family, especially her signature banana pudding and cornbread dressing. She loved the beach. She loved Auburn, having lived there at three different times, and always had to pass through Toomer’s Corner any time she had the opportunity.
Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her parents Milton Patton White and Odessa McKinney White.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years Albert Allen Lee of Auburn; son Albert Allen Lee Jr. (Dawn) of Jupiter, Florida; daughter Lisa Diane Lee McClellan (Jeff) of Auburn; daughter Nancy Elizabeth Lee Dollar (Tim) of Madison, Alabama; son Charles Milton Lee (Katherine Perry) of Decatur, Georgia; twin grandchildren Zachary Laurence Lee and Christian Albert Lee of Jupiter; Zi Song Perry-Lee, and Nathanial Albert Perry-Lee of Decatur; brother Dean White (Tami) and nephew Austin White of Daphne, Alabama; niece Katherine White, of Daphne and nephew Andrew White of Savannah, Georgia.
Visitation was held Jan. 31, 2023, at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home in Opelika, with the graveside memorial service following at Town Creek Cemetery in Auburn.