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“I just want to send my heartfelt condolences to the Bee family. My prayers are with you as always and my family and I are here for you anytime. Gob...Read More »
1 of 40 | Posted by: Tequisha Jenkins - Bronx, NY

“Mommy this is Juanny I love you and Miss you Dearly. I hope your proud of the man you've help raised me to become. Believe I know your watching over...Read More »
2 of 40 | Posted by: DiJuan - New York, NY

“So so sorry for your loss. GOD Bless you and family! ”
3 of 40 | Posted by: Curtis Brantley - New York, NY

“Allison, so sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family! ”
4 of 40 | Posted by: Meriem - NY

“My deepest sympathy to you & your family. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
5 of 40 | Posted by: Sashya H. - New York, NY

“Dear Allison, hi sweetie this is james and i want to give my condolences to u and family, Love James Brown. ”
6 of 40 | Posted by: james brown - new york, NY

“Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family Allison. Peace and Love. ”
7 of 40 | Posted by: sekou - new york, NY

“Sorry for the loss of your loved one. ”
8 of 40 | Posted by: Chris Saunders - NY

“I am very sorry to hear about your loss. ”
9 of 40 | Posted by: Anima bhattacharyya - Ridgewood, NJ

“Dear Allison, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. With deepest condolences, Anil M. ”
10 of 40 | Posted by: Anil M. - New York, NY

“My prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Strength and unity in this trying time. ”
11 of 40 | Posted by: Douglas Wilson - Jamaica, NY

“Allison, to you and your family with my deepest sympathy. ”
12 of 40 | Posted by: Slawomir - NYC, NY

“My Candle Continues To Burn And Stay Lit Everyday, In Honor Of Your Loved One, Now Passed Away. ”
13 of 40 | Posted by: melodie jones - NY

“To Allison & family I'm sorry for your loss. May you sense the Lord's loving presence today keeping you and your family close to His heart,...Read More »
14 of 40 | Posted by: Denise Owens-Jeffrey - NY

“Dear Allison, My sincere sympathy to you and your family members. I pray that your cherished memories of your loving mother will comfort you and...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Mohan - New York, NY

“I am so sorry for your loss. I know today is bittersweet for you. My prayers and Love to you Allison and your family. Donna Fogle ”
16 of 40 | Posted by: donna fogle - yonkers, NY

“Barbara and Bee family, Look, Now unto Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works...Read More »
17 of 40 | Posted by: Bertha W. McClellan - Marion, SC

“My heart felt condolences to the Bee Family. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. Rest in peace sweet angel! ”
18 of 40 | Posted by: Isabelle Maloney - Owings Mills, MD

“To The Bee Family, MY THOUGHTS,ARE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING,MINNIE(KITTY)IS RESTING IN GOD'S LOVING ARMS. ”
19 of 40 | Posted by: Rose Baker - Virginia Beach, VA

“Mr. Robert, Natalie & family: There are no words within my vocabulary to give you level of comfort required to soothe the sting of death. But just...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: Sonda Jett-Clair - Hartsville, SC

“To Allison and family, You have my deepest sympathy. ”
21 of 40 | Posted by: Clarissa Mitchell - Brooklyn, NY

“To Allison(BM) and family, sorry for the loss and hold on to the lord. ”
22 of 40 | Posted by: Beverly D Lyles - Brooklyn, NY

“TO THE BEE FAMILY: WITH ALL THAT YOU BEEN THROUGH SHE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU! JUST REMEMBER SHE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE WHEN YOU NEED HER MOST ...Read More »
23 of 40 | Posted by: Fern PURNELL - New York, NY

“I am very sorry for your loss May your memories comfort you ”
24 of 40 | Posted by: Diane Lectora - New york, NY

“My heartfelt condolences to the Bee family, to me absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. God bless. ”
25 of 40 | Posted by: brenda searls - newark, NJ

“Dear Allison . My deepest sympathies are with you at this moment of grief . May the departed soul rest in peace with the Lord. ”
26 of 40 | Posted by: Krish - New York, NY

“Dear Allison, So sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family! diana ”
27 of 40 | Posted by: diana bain - new york, NY

“To Allison & Family, My heart goes out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. May peace bring you comfort and the courage to face the...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Veronica Witherspoon - Elmont, NY

“Dear Allison, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. With love and prayers, Sino. ”
29 of 40 | Posted by: Sino George (NYSIF) - New York, NY

“May God comfort you and your family at this time. 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 ”
30 of 40 | Posted by: Joyce Thomas - New York, NY

“Minnie was a special classmate to me and her presence will be missed in many ways, especially in her quite ways. Most importantly her Christmas...Read More »
31 of 40 | Posted by: Jessie (Snookie) Murray Jones - VA

“Dear Allison, Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. ”
32 of 40 | Posted by: Baikunth C Nayak - NY

“To the Bee Family, Just a brief message of sympathy to say how very sorry we were to learn of your mom's passing. We are all deeply saddened by...Read More »
33 of 40 | Posted by: Latonya - Florence, SC

“Thinking of you and wishing you comfort during this time of sorrow. ”
34 of 40 | Posted by: Gracemarie Parisi (NYSIF) - NY

“To The Bee Family, You have my love and prayers. May God continue to bless you and comfort you at this time for now and always. Love always,...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Renita Waison - Irvington, NJ

“Rest In Peace ”
36 of 40 | Posted by: Nelson Soto - New York, NY

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. I will always treasure the many happy memories Minnie and I shared when she...Read More »
37 of 40 | Posted by: Annette Drummond - Bronx, NY

“My prayers are with my family in this time of sorrow. I pray for healing and peace and our hearts filled with love. ”
38 of 40 | Posted by: Portia Washington - Sanford, FL

“I love you ”
39 of 40 | Posted by: Tracey - virginia beach, VA

“Bro. Bee, children and Family: A million times we will miss her, A million times we will cry. If Love alone would have saved her, She never...Read More »
40 of 40 | Posted by: Ms. Jean Hamilton - Kernersville, NC


Obituary Minnie Ophelia Washington Bee was born on August 6, 1939 in Lee County, South Carolina. She departed this life on October 30, 2013 after an illness. She was affectionately known as "Kitty" to her family. She was the daughter of the late Richard Washington Sr. and Mozelle Roderick Washington. She was the third of seven children. She was brought up in a Christian home. She attended Sandy Bluff United Methodist Church after retiring to her home and until her illness wouldn't allow her to. She was educated in South Carolina and graduated from Spaulding High School. After graduation, she moved to New York City. She was a Sunday school teacher at the Church of the Open Door. She was employed as a glass designer. In 1959, she met Robert J. Bee. She was married to Robert on March 25, 1961. To this union, three daughters were born: Natalie Selena Bee, Allison Lucretia Bee, and Devunia Marcella Bee. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marymount Manhattan College. She also received her Master's Degree in Education from Adelphi University. She was employed by the New York City Board of Education from 1968 - 2002. She was a teacher, parent/reading coordinator, and an administrator. She was an active member of Greater Central Baptist Church in New York City for 42 years. She served as a Missionary and Sunday School Teacher. After her retirement in 2003, she and Robert relocated to Lee County, SC where she built a home on the family property around the area she grew up in. She lived there until her passing. She joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Darlington until she was no longer able to attend, due to health reasons. She attended Sandy Bluff United Methodist Church, which was closer to the home, when her health allowed. She was predeceased by her parents and five brothers: Richard, James, Eugene, Stanley and William Washington (Irene); and two brother-in-laws: Terry Bee and Herman Williams. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Robert J. Bee of the home. Her three daughters: Natalie S. Bee (Florence, SC), Allison L. Bee (Bronx, NY) and Devunia M. Bee (of the home); her grandchildren: Michael A. (Jennifer) Bee and Kimiko Bee-Hollis (Bronx, NY) and Shalisha, Amanda Ophelia, Eric Kenyon, and Anani Bee-Poole (of the home); Twyla Whitehead (Kileen, TX) and Dijuan Hull (NYC). There are five great-grandchildren, Julia A. and Cailyn Minnie Bee (Bronx, NY), Jeffery McGuire and Tyke Whitehead Jr. (Kileen, TX) and Nevaeh Hull (NYC). Two siblings: Harold (Rose) Washington, Barbara Williams of Marion, SC, and 7 sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Washington (New York City), Gloria Washington (Lamar, SC); Mary Iris Washington (Atlanta, GA); Alice Cason, (Burton, SC); Alberta Bee (Beaufort, SC); Sally (Anthony) Wilson (Dallas, TX); Felicia Bee (Beaufort, SC); 5 brothers-in-laws: Eddie Bee (SC); George Bee (MD); Herbert Green (MD); Charlie Bee (Dallas, TX); and Tim Bee (Dallas, TX). Two goddaughters: Sharri (Lauren/Christopher Arnold) (Laurel, MD); Tonya Mays (New York), and one godson Christopher (Saija/James) Washington (Greensboro, NC). Her very close friends include Mary Coleman, Camille Aromando, and Mary Mays all of New York. This also includes a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.