John H. Lee of Kingston, NY born October 18th 1956 passed on the early morning of January 5, 2021. He is survived by his parents, Alice and Wilder Dawson daughters Vanessa Lee, Krista Lee Moye, Olivia Fitzpatrick, LaTanya and Trinity Lee and grandsons Trent and Levi Moye. He also leaves behind his fiancé Imelda Cansino, sisters Sherry Shaver, Diondra Ellis and Joyce Dawson. Brothers Jeffrey Dawson, Keith Brown, Theodore, Daryl, Michael and Mark Van Dyke. As well as many nieces nephews cousins and friends.
John was an exceptional athlete excelling in every sport including boxing, football, basketball and baseball winning many awards and leading KHS games to victories.
He joined the Navy in 1974, then went on to become and entrepreneur successfully starting his own construction and music businesses. He was always willing to assist those in need which ultimately led to his true passion creating an organization called Aiding the Children of the World based in the Philippines, with his fiancé Imelda. He worked tirelessly providing essential needs for impoverished children along with building a church and speaking the word of God to their community.
John has joined his sister, Teri Dawson, father, Theodore Van Dyke, and son in law, Myron Moye in heaven and will be missed immensely by all the lives he touched.
Family and friends will be received on Monday January 11th from 10-11am at His Word Revealed Church, located at 205 Rt. 28 in Kingston, NY. The funeral service will take place at 11am followed by burial in The Ulster County Veterans Cemetery at New Paltz Rural Cemetery. Face coverings are required and social distancing will limit interaction and the capacity of the church. Any floral arrangements may be sent to His Word Revealed Church.