March 6, 1958 ~ September 1, 2019

Born in: Marion, AL
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Doris “Denie” Lee, 61, of Indianapolis, went to her Heavenly Home on September 1, 2019.  She was born on March 6, 1958 in Marion, Alabama to Helen Wright and Willie C. McLaughlin. Denie graduated from Arlington High School (Indianapolis, IN) in 1976.  She worked for Cigna Insurance. She had a love for music, thrift shopping, entertaining and cooking for friends and family in her home. She was a faithful member of Berean Bible Church, where she previously served as an usher.  She greeted everyone who attended with an infectious smile and hug. Denie accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and continued her walk with the Lord throughout her life. 

Denie is survived by her daughter, Yannicka Ghoston; her mother, Helen Wright; and her siblings, Sandra Lee, Glenn Lee, Gary Lee (Dana), Gregory Lee (Tina), Otis Lavell Banks, Lewell Sullivan, Sheila Anderson, Cassandra Johnson, and Willie C. McLaughlin (Beverly). She is preceded in death by her young son, Cecil Kennedy; her father, Willie C. McLaughlin; and her sister, Marie Lee.

A Homegoing Celebration will begin at 11am on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Berean Bible Church, 5602 N. Allisonville Road, with visitation starting at 10am until the start of the service.  Burial to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.  Arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her daughter, Nicka Ghoston. 
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Visitation: September 14, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Berean Bible Church
5602 N. Allisonville Rd.
Indianapolis, IN


Funeral Service: September 14, 2019 11:00 am

Berean Bible Church
5602 N. Allisonville Rd.
Indianapolis, IN


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  1. My heart is broken.
    Missing my sister/cousin so very much. You were an angel to so many and touched the lives of those around you. You had the kindest heart I know. The heavens are rejoicing to have you home.
    I’ll miss you everyday. I love you with all my heart.

  2. Denie was one of the kindest, most loving and generous people you could ever have in your life. She always could make me laugh! She was supportive when I was going through difficult times and always a cheerleader when things were going well. I loved my time with her and only wish we could have more time together. But I know the Lord received her with loving arms. I will always remember Denie on my birthday. Because it was the day she was set free from her earthly bonds and began soaring with the angels! Nicka, please know I am praying for you and loving you. As long as you are walking this earth, your Momma is still with us.

    • Love ❤You Denie.. Thank for your support guidance and wisdom for my parents brother twins and myself You are a true Angel Love Always, MayMay😘was

  3. Cousin Denie was such a beautiful person with a kind spirit. There was a light surrounding her presence that gave others peace and comfort. I will always remember while growing up, the cousins would listen to music and try to sing the songs. What good times we had! We have lost a light here on earth but Denie is now without pain resting in God’s arms. I will miss my sweet and extraordinary cousin. Rest in Love Denie.

  4. To God Be The Glory for blessing us with our beloved niece, Denie.
    Words can not fully express the true essence of your beauty & spiritual walk in Christ. Your joy & love for Him was seen every day by the way you embraced us & many others. You will forever be in our minds & hearts.
    Be encouraged Nicka, God Blessed you with a phenomenal Mother. Her smile & loving spirit lives on in you.
    Praises & Love
    Aunt T & Uncle Al

  5. Denie was more than a friend. She was my sister! I miss you already and you’ll always be in my heart ❤️ We cried together, laughed together, prayed together! I could always count on you to say something uplifting when I was going through. Oh so many times we talked about being absent from the body and present with the Lord. Sister, God has called you to get your wings before me… Until we meet again.

  6. Denie Lee, you were way more then a friend to me, you were my big sister. We’ve had so many fun times together doing girl trips, shopping, sleepovers and much much more. I’m going to miss you bossing me around like big sister do. You were a true sister friend and I could always count on you. I will miss you dearly and you will always be in my heart.

  7. That smile! Watching the video I could hear your laugh. I’m very heartbroken but I thank God that He brought you into my life. I will always remember out talks about God and our time together. You are one of a kind! RIH Denie…I love you!

  8. I’m going to miss you. We had such great talks. I had so much more to tell you!! What a wonderful being you were. I take comfort in knowing you are while once again and in the loving arms of our Savior. See you on the other side one day Denie🙏

  9. My heart is missing another sister link. When God placed our lives together, it was an instant sister bond. Many nights of laughter, tears, encouragement, and correcting and redirecting, just as a big sister would do. I will miss your promise, but i thank you for the memories you left with me. Until we meet again. Love you big sis.

  10. Denie,
    I’m going to miss coming home to Aunty’s house and the three of us (sometimes uncle Elvis too
    Lol) would throw on a movie and all cuddle up on the couch. I will miss the laughs and all the bbq’s even if it was just the three of us. I wish I could be there to say my goodbyes but I am glad I get to hold on to all the good memories. Thank you for being at my birthday dinners and my graduation parties. I will miss seeing and hugging you at ALL of Auntys events. Your presence will be missed dearly! I love you so much cousin!

  11. Love ❤You Denie.. Thank for your support guidance and wisdom for my parents brother twins and myself You are a true Angel Love Always, MayMay😘

  12. Denie was a wonderful friend/sister to me. We laughed, we cried, and we laughed some more! We shared, she advised, we ate good, and yes we laughed until we were in tears!! She will truly be missed by Max and I. She shared so much of herself!! I’m forever grateful for having known her. My heart is grieved; but I smile, even now, at the thought of when I see her again. See you later Sis!

  13. Rick and I were so blessed to know Denie. We have such wonderful memories of her hugs and smiles, her funny stories and we will miss her. We are praying for her immediate family and for our church family at Berean. We pray that God will give you comfort and joy knowing that she is working in His kingdom now and we will see her soon. God bless you all!

  14. It is not very often that one is blessed to stumble upon such a gem in life that has the ability to speak a few words of comfort to others when their day appears to be a bit cloudy and then gaze into their eyes greeted with such an infectious smile that is sure to brighten their gloomy day. But you my dear had that ability to do so and even though you are no longer present in the body, those memories of you and the affect you had on other’s will last a lifetime for each and every life that you have ever touched. Rest In Peace dear heart and I pray that I will meet with you again someday within those pearly gates. Liz

  15. I’ll miss you forever my old friend. You had the kindest spirit of anyone I’ve ever encountered. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and lighting up love everywhere you went. This old world needs more people like you. Now you’re at home and we can only hope to shine and share the kindness you led with every single day and carry on in your honor.
    Man we sure had some fun back in the day. The sound of your laughter will never leave me. Rest now dear one. I love you so much and so thankful for the 40 years of friendship we shared. Your bright light goes on and on. ❤️💕

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