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Cynthia Mitchell-Lee

Cynthia Mitchell-Lee, Ed.D.

February 16, 1940 June 28, 2020

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Cynthia Mitchell-Lee, Ed.D., age 80, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Atria Senior Living Facility of Ann Arbor. Cynthia was born on February 16, 1940 in Cardale, Pennsylvania to the late Murphy and Addie (Lee) Mitchell. Cynthia received her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Wayne State University. On October 10, 1994, she married Granville Lee and he survives her. They had a loving, caring marriage for twenty-five years. She is survived by her sister Janis Giles, and brothers Murphy Mitchell, Jr. and Melvin Alfred Mitchell: nieces Jennifer “Kay” (Sherwood) Crump, Lynne (Stephon) Harris, Elaine Robinson, Cicely Mitchell, and nephews David (Twanda) Ridley, and Marlon Mitchell: grandnieces Cristen Harris, Jillian Crump, and grandnephew Jared Harris. She is also survived by stepsons Christopher Lee (Michelle), Johnathan Lee (Tracey), stepdaughter Sharen Lee (Terry Brown) and Step-granddaughters Cassandra Lee and Alexandra Lee: and a host of cousins including Stratton Lee, Jr (Colette), Stratton Lee III, Tracey Smith, Kimberly Caldwell, and Michael Caldwell.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her brothers Julius Mitchell, Elmer Mitchell, Marvin Mitchell and Lloyd Keith Mitchell and sisters Betty Love Robinson, Mamie Lou Patterson and Mary Dean Ridley.

Cynthia enjoyed life, one being anything involving Childhood Learning and the Education of young people. She was an avid photographer, loved to golf, and in the mornings, walking on the track field at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School. She was a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Tau Alpha Omega, Chapter, and served several ministries at First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor. She loved travelling and two of her favorite trips were a church mission trip to Meru, Kenya and a photography class with her husband in Tucson, Arizona. Cynthia was a project coordinator for the Detroit Branch NAACP, Art and Essay Contest sponsored by the Detroit Public Schools.

Please consider making a donation to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Tau Alpha Omega Chapter, P.O. Box 40508, Redford, Michigan 48239, 313.296.1902, contact@akatao.net in Cynthia’s memory. A virtual memorial service and internment will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor.

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Elaine Fisher

Dear Granville, I was saddened to hear from Amy that your wonderful, loving wife Cynthia passed away. It is always very difficult to loose a loved one especially a wife. Frances and I send our love and prayers as you journey alone without Cynthia. We all will miss her. Love always Elaine & Frances.
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Mark Hansen

Granville,
While I did not know Cynthia personally I do feel like I know her having listened to you talk about her during our Saturday morning meetings. You were a great care-giver a role I also had for 4 years until my wife passed last October. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you heal through this loss.
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Maurice Tedder

My condolences to you and your family.
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In honor of Cynthia Mitchell-Lee. With love, John and Tracy Lee.
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John and Tracy Lee

Our hearts go out to my Dad, all of Cynthia's family and friends, and anyone else who had the pleasure of connecting with Cynthia during her lifetime. We miss you, Cynthia. We love you, Cynthia.
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