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Frederick Ernest Bridges

March 22, 1938 ~ August 5, 2020

Services will be held: To Be Determined

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Wayne E. Hubbard. Sr.

Nov. 16, 1955 ~ August 3, 2020

Services will be held:

Alice Dudley Marshall

Dec, 31, 1934 ~ Aug, 4, 2020

Services will be held: Aug. 10, 2020

Robert Curtis “Bob” Friese, Sr.

June 23, 1942 ~ July 31, 2020

Services will be held:

Marguerite “Rita” Enid Kinsey

October 30, 1924 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held:

Elwood R. Bartley, Jr.

December 20, 1962 ~ July 25, 2020

Services will be held:

Ezraleen Matthews Thaxton

December 15, 1929 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held: August 2, 2020

Reapa Morgan McDaniel

October 12, 1932 ~ July 29, 2020

Services will be held: August 5, 2020

Leroy Fulton Kenan, Jr.

January 3, 1958 ~ July 11, 2020

Raleigh, NC – Leroy Fulton Kenan, Jr., fondly known as “Lee,” peacefully reunited with his Lord and Savior on Saturday July 11, 2020 with close family surrounding him, sharing memories of his life, stewardship, acts of unconditional kindness, and love while playing his favorite songs of praise and worship.

Lee was born January 3, 1958 in Winston Salem, NC to Dr. Leroy Fulton Kenan Sr., and wife Wanda, later moving to the North Hills area of Raleigh NC attending EC Brooks Elementary, Carroll Middle School, graduating in the Class of 1976 from Sanderson High School.

A lifelong Carolina “Tar Heel” fan, Lee attended and graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1980 earning a degree in business administration. He began his career in the Raleigh area with various retail and consulting businesses developing trusted and treasured relationships with his clients who became friends.

Lee and his beloved wife Sharon met during his college years and married in 1992 at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Raleigh NC. They were blessed with a wonderful daughter Kaylee who is a 2020 graduate of Neuse Christian Academy, with plans to attend Meredith College. Lee was the consummate husband and father, always focusing on his “girls,” planning for holidays and fun, creating family traditions such as annual Christmas Tree Treks to the Boone NC area, and spending quality time in Blowing Rock / Blue Ridge Mountain areas of NC where he considered his second home.

Lee and Sharon discovered their wonderful church, Southbridge Fellowship early in married life and built valued relationships with the members, staff, and outreach programs over the years. Lee served as a technical director for fellowship service and security team member, dedicated to the ensuring the production success of each Sunday program, documenting, and recording the church messages for members and the community.

Lee depicted the term “Mr. Mom,” gladly, dutifully, and proudly taking Kaylee to school daily while parent chaperoning on multiple school field trips. With a high aptitude for technology, media, and internet applications, he provided many family and friends information technology (IT) volunteer support. He was constantly learning and exploring new internet solutions, applying them to resolve problems and provide solution support for many appreciative persons.

With a good Christian caring heart, sincere and loyal service above self-approach to life, he was very loyal and supportive of those whose luckily crossed paths with him. His subtle, dry wit humor was always fast but he never put anything or anyone down. During his later years of health challenges, with the many ups and downs that invariably challenge and define a person, Lee was adamant to stay positive, never complain and “fight his battles” with courage and conviction of a blessed new day. His actions were witness for a calm and focused approach on appreciating life.

Join with us in celebrating the memory and contributions of Lee’s wonderful life by supporting the Southbridge Fellowship Church Outreach Ministry at https://www.sfchurch.com/give, and leaving any notes about your relationship and interactions with Lee on the website.

The family wishes to thank the community, neighbors, church members, friends, and family for the wonderful support and outpouring for Lee. A note of upmost respect for the professional care, respect and loving treatment of his doctors and care givers with the UNC /Rex Hospital Medical System.

A private family celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, July 14. We ask that you keep Lee and his family in your prayers and remember and cherish with us the joy and love he brought so unselfishly into our lives.

Lee will always be in our hearts and minds as an example of Christian love and faith.

Arrangements are by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home of Raleigh.



July 14, 2020



  1. Kay Lumsden

    My dear, Sharon. I’m so sorry for your loss; you and Kaylee are in my heart. I didn’t know him, but I do know you, and that tells me what a fine husband and father he was. Sending love,
    Kay Lumsden

  2. Elaine Nagle

    Dear Sharon,

    I”m really sorry I didn’t know your husband but after seeing these photos, I can tell he was a wonderful man and father. And clearly you were a very happy family together! May God give you strength to carry on without him and may you and your daughter rejoice in the memories you share. I know very well how painful this time is and how words seem so hollow. But I hope you can feel my hugs as I try to let you know how much I care.

    Lanie Nagle

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