Dorothy Ray Stiles-Lee left this life at 07:10pm Sunday evening to go and live in blessed peace with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She passed peacefully into eternal sleep at Seton Medical Center, Harker Heights, Texas with her family by her side.
Dorothy was born July 6, 1942 in Killeen, Texas to Preston Ordell Edwards Sr and Doris Norene Allman, and was the only child until her brother Preston Ordell Edwards Jr was born in 1958.
Dorothy loved to cook and bake. She had Mama Dee’s Country Café and Bakery for 21 ½ years, first in Florence, Texas, then in Briggs, Texas and finally in DingDong, Texas. She bakes pies and cakes for the café and also made custom wedding cakes for the public. She had to close the café and bakery in 2001 due to bad health; she continued to bake for the public and was still receiving calls asking if she still made pies and cakes when she passed away.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Preston Edwards Sr and Doris Edwards and her son, Charles Richard Stiles Jr. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Joe W. Lee, her daughter, Shannon Acker, Stepson Joe W. Lee Jr. (Christi), Sisters-in-law, Carol Baugus, Jeanna Kay Lee, and Sharon Lee, grandsons Chance Edward Stiles (Amber) Casey Ryan Stiles, and Blake Anthony Lee, granddaughter Brianna Acker, Bailey Byford (Blake) Great Granddaughter Adeline Stiles, great Grandson Charlie Byford.
Dorothy will be sorely missed by all who loved her. She was a member of Maxdale Cowboy Church, and attended there until mobility issues precluded her attendance.
Visitation will be Thursday June 10th from 6pm-8pm at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen. Graveside services will be at 10am Saturday June 12th at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Briggs, Texas, with Harper- Talasek Funeral Home in charge of services.
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