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Obituary of Archie Lee
Archie W. Lee, 90, of Atlantic City, succumbed to God's will on December 7, 2018. Archie was born on July 31, 1928, in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Odell and Vannie Baker Lee. He attended Atlantic City Vocational School where he studied Mechanical Engineering. After vocational school Archie enlisted in the United States Army. He received an honorable discharge from t he Army in 1947, with a Medal of Good Conduct.
Archie met and fell in love with Lila E. Holcomb. They were married on September 6, 1958, and enjoyed a God blessed marriage of 55 years.
Mr. Lee trained at the Atlantic City Police Academy, then located on Huron Avenue to become a special police officer. He obtained the rank of Inspector, Training Coordinator within the Atlantic City Police Department. He was employed by the ACPD for more than ten years. In the meantime, Archie was hired by the South Jersey Gas Company as their first black meter reader in 1957. He made history again when he was promoted to Audit Representative, Meter History, becoming the first black to work inside the company. Archie retired from South Jersey Gas Company on August 1, 1990 after 34 years of service.
Archie Lee was a member of Jethro Memorial Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and a former Chairman of the Worship Leaders. He also served on the Nominating Committee. He was also a member of the Golden Circle of South Jersey, Inc.
Mr. Lee is predeceased by: his parents, Odell and Vannie Lee; and his wife, Lila E. Lee.
He is survived by: nieces, Brenda Lee of Atlantic City; June (Edward) Nickles of New Rochelle, NY, April Lee of Gaugier, MS, Oretavia Lee of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Pauline Holcomb of New York, NY; and long-time friends, Lillie and Joseph Wisher of Delaware.
Funeral services will be 11AM, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, Jethro Memorial Presbyterian Church, 423 North Ohio Avenue, Atlantic City, where friends may call from 9AM. Interment to follow in Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.