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94 Candles for Elreatha Lee

94 Candles for Elreatha Lee

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Elreatha Lee celebrated her 94th birthday on Wednesday, September 14. Lee, born in Boynton, Oklahoma, has earned the distinction of Community Mother.  Lee was the first born of the thirteen children of Albert and Erma Hill. She and husband Fred Lee parented eleven children. Nine are still living. Lee has resided in North Tulsa, and been a member of the Paradise Baptist Church congregation, since the early 1950s. She celebrated with family and friends over crab cakes and seven up cakes at the family home on North Cheyenne Avenue.  Her advice to anyone who will listen: “Keep looking up!” 

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