​Julius Albert Lee, Sr.

July 10, 1931 - August 1, 2022

Obituary for ​Julius Albert Lee, Sr.

Age 91, of Minneapolis, passed away on August 1, 2022.

Born July 10, 1931 in Demopolis, AL to parents Jesse and Rebecca Lee, Julius was the oldest of 8 children.

Julius was drafted into the Army out of high school and served in the Korean War.

He went to Tuskegee University and soon after graduating, landed in MN to begin a new life.

It was in MN, he met and married the woman of his dreams, Effie Jean Jennings. They were married March 24, 1962 and were blessed with 2 sons, Julius Albert Lee Jr and Jarvis Randal.

Julius started his professional life as a chef at The Northstar Inn. A career change took Julius to Midwest Federal, where he proudly worked for 20+ years until retirement. Retirement brought more time to enjoy family, the church, the lodge and sports!

Julius was a devoted, long-time member of the African American Masons/Minneapolis Chapter. He and Effie were also faithful and active members of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church/Minneapolis.

To say Julius was an avid MN sports fan, is an understatement. Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves – he kept up to date on all these teams and cheered (or complained, as it’s MN sports!) loudly!

Julius is preceded in death by Mother, Rebecca; Father, Jesse; Brothers Joe, James, Theodore, Clarence.

Julius is survived by his loving wife, Effie; Children, Julius Jr (Molly), Jarvis (Tracy Watson); Grandchildren, Julius III “Tre” (Dani), Me-ja, Andre Knox-Ova (Mark), Devante Childress (Jewel); Loving Brothers Jesse (Ruby), Lawrence (Bernadette); Loving Sister, Alyce; and many other beloved relatives.

Julius, lovingly called “Man” by many, truly was a man of love and great faith, dedicated to his family, friends, and community.

A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, Aug. 9th at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 34 2nd St. NE, Osseo MN. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, at a later date.


Tuesday, August 9th

Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
34 2nd Street NE
Osseo, MN

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Tuesday, August 9th

Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
34 2nd Street NE
Osseo, MN

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