Marjorie Lee-Sang (7 Dec 1925 - 30 Mar 2020)

Funeral Service

Location
Croydon Crematorium, West Chapel Thornton Road Croydon CR0 2BB
Date
17th Apr 2020
Time
TBC

Cremation Details

Location
Croydon Crematorium, West Chapel Thornton Road Croydon CR7 6BB
Date
17th Apr 2020
Time
2.30pm

In loving memory of Marjorie Leonie Lee-Sang (aka Mum, Nanny, Great Nan, Aunt Madge) who sadly passed away on 30th March 2020.
Unfortunately we were not able to extend invitations to all our friends and family to the funeral service on 17th April.
Thank you all for your kind messages of support and condolences which we very much hope will continue. We look forward to celebrating a long life and share our happy memories at memorial at a future date. Details to follow.
Stay home and Stay safe.

Jennifer Baig wrote

Dear Lee-Sang family

We always have memories of you all from our childhood. The brown mini your mum drove and the tortoise in your garden. Recently we had the opportunity to see Mrs Lee-Sang. She and my mum reminisced about your father and other memories. She remembered us just like it was yesterday. Sadly my father passed this January so could not meet her.
Such a sad time, your mum was a beautiful lady. We pray for you all and stay blessed.
Love from Jennifer, Elizabeth and Ann Miah (40 Eastbourne Rd)

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Isobel Tritschler wrote

Dear Patricia and family,
Sincere condolences to you all on the loss of Marge. Have fond memories of her ... a lovely lady in every way. May she rest in peace. You are all in our thoughts at this sad time.
With love from Isobel, Reinhold and family.

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Marjorie Marks wrote

“My namesake” was aunt Madge’s name for me!! My trips to the U.K. included visits to see aunt Madge at Truscott house and she always invited me to stay with her. She’ll be missed but her memories will live on through her grand and great grandchildren and her numerous nieces and nephews.

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Maureen Ledeatte wrote

Ms Lee-Sang, may this lit candle light your pathway so it is clear straightforward and swift. You have always been a bright spark full of energy and a pillar of strength for your family. May you find the strength to remind them that you are forever present to offer guidance when needed. May our ancestors receive you with a warm embrace. An abundance of love always. Maureen 🙏🏾🤗😘🙏🏾🤗😘🙏🏾🤗😘

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Paula Miller wrote

I first met Madge when I was with my now husband Neville Miller. Madge has always been a very kind loving a wise woman . She was a mother, Grandma, great granma auntie anot only to her direct family but to so many others . She will be deeply missed by all . And may she rest in peace . 🌹🌹🌹

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Alix Mothersil wrote

God rest you in peace, dear Mrs. Marjorie Lee Sang!

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Becky Young wrote

Thank you Aunt Madge for all your wisdom, your spirituality, your sass, your stories and your smile. Thank you for watching over everyone, even now and for the love and advice you gave through difficult times <3 I will miss you so much and am honoured to have had The General in my life!

LIFE IS FOR LIVING xxxx

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  • Beautifully said Becky xxx

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Jason Julien wrote

For a second you were flying
Like you always wanted to
Now you’ll fly forever
In skies of azure blue
We’ll see your smile in every ray
Of sunshine after rain
And hear the echo of your laughter
Over all the pain
The world’s a little quieter now
The colours have lost their hue
The birds are singing softly
And our hearts are missing you
Each time we see a little cloud
Or a rainbow soaring high
We’ll think of you and gently
Wipe a tear from our eye

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Neville Miller wrote

Mrs Lee sang was a wonderful person , who managed to bring up 8 children who have all gone on to do well in life , what a great testament .
She was always smiling & had a infectious laugh,she will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of meeting her, I will never forget Christmas at the Lee-Sangs it would a open house for weeks , where people would pop in , have a meal .
Even after the time that I broke her window playing catch with Steve ( she never gave me any grief)
Rest in peace

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Cecelia John wrote

Dear Pat and family,
Deepest condolences to you all on the passing of an incredible lady. Always smiling, always cheerful, a great inspiration.
With my love and prayers,
Cecelia x

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Siblings: Bertie, Daphnie, Daisy, Amy, Rita, Norma, Barbara, Leon, Sidney, Gladstone and sister-in-law Susan.

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Siblings: Bertie, Daisy, Amy, Madge, Rita Norma, Barbara, Leon, Gladstone, Ronald, and Emerson.

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Roxanne Maxwell wrote

I really don't have the words to describe my Aunt Madge. She was everything that I find most people are not. She was kind and loving when she did not have to be. She was faithful even when life was not. She always gave generously no matter how little or much she had. She was generous in spirit and in deed. She gave me hope and love and courage during some of my darkest and most lonely times. I think the most amazing thing about her is that she was that way with everyone because she just genuinely cared about and for everyone. With all the bad in this world, she reminded me of all God's goodness because He blessed us with her exceptional example. I will miss her smile, laugh, and sweet voice which was always sounded sweeter when she talked about her children. I will always miss your beautiful spirit and quiet strength Aunt Madge and love you forever.

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Daniel Francis wrote

To Aunt “General” Madge, as you always used to say to us “life is for living” and your life spanned ten decades. My words here cannot convey the profound effect you had on us all. Your infectious laugh, your squinted eyes and that broad smile. “Come, let me tell you” about “the university of life”.

You lived through the global depression of the 1930’s. World war two passed, then came to the UK as part of the “windrush” generation in the 1950’s. But dem people didn’t know what they had unleashed on their shores, a Madge rush! The cold war spanned 44 years, the construction and demolition of the Berlin wall. Then Dot.com boom and bust, the financial bust of 2008. And throughout, you were a constant presence, whatever the uncertainty.

Over the course of the next 60 years from leaving behind that Jamaican Island, you oversaw 30 plus descendants and their cousins and their friends from your army barracks in Colliers Wood. A pickney here, a pickney there, running everywhere. To quote Bill Withers’ song that reminds me of you:

“Grandma's hands used to issue out a warning, She'd say, "Billy don't you run so fast
might fall on a piece of glass”.

You were not just a mother, nor a grandmother, or a great-grandmother/auntie/sister/wife/nurse, but a pair of hands, with eyes in the back of your head and a spirit as strong as nature herself.
In nearly 100 years, you were a force of stability, who bound countless people together, bringing them back in touch after decades, of all ages. And hence the term “general”.

And General applies in more than just a noun for a militaristic rank. Another adjective is “affecting or concerning all or most people or things; widespread”. Or more succinctly “chief or principal”.

In your final days, your told many of us that you were “ready for the Lord, but he wasn’t ready for you.” And many of us are still not ready for you departing our lives. But you will live through our stories, photographs and hearts. And if we live half the life you did, then we have done well.

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Aunt Madge and Miles

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