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Pinkie Burton Lee, 87, Columbia, KY native (1934-2021)

Pinkie Burton Lee of Cincinnati, OH, passed away on December 26, 2021. She was 87 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 10amET on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Newcomer Funeral Home-West Side Chapel, 3300 Parkcrest Ln, Cincinnati, OH, with Pastor Billy Price officiating.

Burial will be directly following at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH.

Visitation will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home-West Side Chapel on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 5pmET to 8pmET.

Our beloved Pinkie Burton Lee passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021. She was born in Columbia, Kentucky on June 14, 1934 to the late Willie James and Nancy Jane Burton (nee McQueary). She is survived by her cherished children, Eudie (James Riese) Lee, Tony (Sharon) Lee, Joe (Shirley) Lee and Carol Miller. Her loving grandchildren Jack (Christopher) Lyons, Nikki Herth, Shanda Hopkins, Shawnee Matthews, Shahronda Bird, TJ Lee, Tracey Lee, Tabaitha (Chad) Muddiman, Joseph Lee, Sara Lee, Julie Lee, Ricky Denny, Amy Lee, Brandon Denny, Shawn Miller, Miranda (Skyler) Mueller, Josh Miller, Jon Miller, Chris Miller, Tommy Miller, Haven Lee, Shannon (Matt) Marshall, Holly Young, Glenn Young, Ricky Lee, Angel Murphy. Her dearest sister, Shirley Bryant of Adair County, KY. A host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

She was preceded in death by her children, David Lee & Reba Lee. Grandchildren, Mark Howington, David Lee & Chauncey Lee. Six Brothers & Four Sisters, Woodruff Burton, Marvin Burton, Carl Burton, Vertis Burton, Wallace Burton, Sherman Burton, Veneitta Burton, Hattie Hollins, Gladys Powers & Arleter Burton.

Pinkie's family meant the world to her, and she devoted her entire life to them. She always considered everyone family and never met a stranger. She was always thought of as the neighborhood mom and grandma and never treated anyone any different. Her door was always open and she always welcomed you with her huge infectious smile. Anyone that knew her knew she had such a big heart; to know her was to love her. Early in her life she worked as a laborer at P&G, but her greatest accomplishment was being a homemaker. Pinkie was an avid bingo player and loved listening to her family singing gospel music.

Newcomer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

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Pinkie Burton Lee, 87, Columbia, KY native (1934-2021)

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