Mourners throng Gospel Hall for respected elder’s funeral

MOURNERS crowded the surrounds of an overflowing Dromore Gospel Hall for the recent funeral of well-known local man William Lee.

Billy, as he was widely and affectionately known, passed away peacefully, aged 73, at his Wallace Park home after a two-year illness. Retired, he had been employed for many years with local firm Warner’s, working both in Dromore and Keady. A dearly loved husband, father and grandfather, he is deeply missed by his wife Ella, daughter Mrs. Jennifer Moffitt and son-in-law Stephen, (Wisconsin, USA), daughter Mrs. Cheryl Topley and son-in-law Terry (Ballyclare), his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, his brother Jackie (Dromore) and sister Mrs. Margaret Gregg (Dromore) and wider family circle.

The large number of mourners at Dromore Gospel Hall, where Billy was a respected elder for more than 25 years, was evidence of the deep affection and esteem in which he was held.

Billy was born in July 1938 and born again in April 1958, thereafter - until his call home on December 22 - enjoying the Christian fellowship he found at the local Gospel Hall. An avid reader and student of the Scriptures, Billy also enjoyed his frequent visits to his family in the United States, where he loved to visit new places and meet new people.

Mr. Andrew Nesbitt, Mr. Jack Lennox, Mr. John Fleck and Mr. Philip Tinsley officiated at Mr. Lee’s funeral from Dromore Gospel Hall to the New Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were by John Gamble, Dromore. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, may be sent to John Gamble, Funeral Director, 7 Meeting Street, Dromore, BT25 1AQ, for Macmillan Cancer Support and Newry Hospice. (Cheques payable to John Gamble).