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Lee W Finks

June 20, 2015
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Message from Dick Sessoms
June 26, 2015 8:39 PM

To Lee, my near-lifelong friend, and for all of his loved ones, this thought from Wordsworth:   "There is a comfort in the strength of love; 'Twill make a thing endurable, which else
Would overset the brain, or break the heart."
Message from Rebecca English
June 27, 2015 11:48 AM

I'm so sorry cousins for your loss of dear Lee. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Love to all.
Message from Lany W. McDonald
June 28, 2015 12:57 PM

I was fortunate to have Lee as a professor when I entered NCCU School of Library Science in the summer of 1977. He became a friend as well as a teacher and someone I admired. I am grateful for his influence in the direction of my life.
Message from Buddy Criner
June 29, 2015 8:46 AM

Lee was our librarian at Episcopal High School. He was also the advisor to our literary society, and for that reason we spent a fair amount of time together. I remember him, without exception, as a kind and caring man at a time and in a place when those qualities could be in short supply. I doubt that he ever knew how meaningful his kindness was to me - and I suspect that my experience was replicated many, many times during his long career - so, in saying these things,  I know I speak for countless others who have not received the sad news of his passing. He was a good man.
Message from Cindy Adams
July 1, 2015 5:23 PM

I first encountered Lee when I was a student in the library school at Emory and developed a high regard for him.  When I came to Chapel Hill to obtain a master's degree in English, and then became a reference librarian at the university, I was delighted to find him there, and to follow his career at N.C Central. He was a fine person and a wonderful teacher.
Message from Peter James Lee
July 2, 2015 11:23 AM

Martha and family, please know of my prayers, thanksgiving and sympathy at Lee's death. When I was rector of the Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, he was a faithful and loving participant. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Peter James Lee.
Message from James Kulp
July 2, 2015 4:01 PM

I extend my condolences to the family. For many years, Lee and I lived two houses from each other and went through elementary school all the way through Hampden-Sydney College together. Lee was always full of fun and a very thoughtful person. His death will be felt by many.
Message from Melissa Mann
July 10, 2015 5:22 PM

Lee was the professor for the first class I took at NC Central University as a student in the MLIS program.  He was such a wonderful, warm, caring person and encouraged us all.  I still count him as one of the best professors I ever had and remember him fondly.

I am so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Message from Martha Harris
July 18, 2015 3:06 PM

The date for the Durham Memorial has not yet been set.
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