Mildred (Mimi) Futch Lee
September 1, 1927-March 18, 2021
Born a coal miner's daughter in Pikeville, Kentucky, Mimi was the first of nine children born to Ed and Liza May. The family moved to Florida while Mimi was still a young child. She went on to become the first in her family to earn a college degree, from the University of South Florida (USF), in 1966. After WWII, she married Ovid Futch, who later became a history professor at USF. They had four children, Sandy (Barbie), Monty (Amy), Jana (Michael), and Jim (Joanne). Soon after Ovid's untimely death in 1967, Mimi began her career as a librarian at USF. Always one with an adventurous streak, she took her dream tour of Europe in 1972. She remarried in 1973, to Leonard Lee. They went on many excursions during which they travelled all over the U.S. and Canada, especially after her 1987 retirement. After Mr Lee's 1996 death, Mimi settled into a quieter life in the Plant City area. She enjoyed good food, books, politics, and most of all, time with her family. She was blessed to share a home with Jana and Michael for almost 20 years. Their care and support allowed her to be happily at home until the end.
Mimi is survived by a large family, and the countless memories of those who loved her. Remembrances may be made to Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa, 2002 N Florida Ave, Tampa, 33602.
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