Wednesday 4th of June 1930 - Tuesday 16th of June 2020
Earlene Sallee, 90, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Albert B. Chandler Hospital. A compassionate team of physicians, nurses, and staff cared for her as she valiantly battled COVID-19. Earlene was born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky to George and Cynthia (White) Sallee. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, George, Milton, William, Lawrence, and Clinton Sallee, and one sister, Beulah Sallee Greene. She is survived by three nieces, Cynthia Gilbert of Ohio, Donna Sallee of Georgia, and Janet Davis of North Carolina. She is also survived by friends at Homestead, the team at New Vista, her special friends, David Riggsby and Annette Dence and other relatives located in Ohio, Kentucky, and Florida.
Earlene was a resilient woman who loved music. Her piano playing and singing were legendary. She could play by ear. Earlene was a sharp dresser and loved bright colors and prints, as well as hats! She greeted others with a bright smile and loved participating in the coffee socials at Homestead in her later years. She was a breast and colon cancer survivor who enjoyed eating out, especially traditional southern foods, and at places where she could eat desserts. She loved telling stories about her childhood, time spent in church, and the music therapy she got to experience on a weekly basis with the team from Edge Music Therapy. Earlene was cared for by many, including her friends and caregivers at Ashland House, Connections, and Excepticon. Earlene leaves behind a host of close friends and caregivers, who consider her part of their family.
Earlene was a fighter. She experienced much hardship in her life, and she overcame many obstacles. She is the embodiment of perseverance.
Visitation for Earlene will be on Tuesday, June 30th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Milward – Broadway located at 159 N Broadway, Lexington. Service will begin at 1:00 pm with interment in Calvary Cemetery to follow.
Social distancing guidelines and capacity restrictions will be adhered to during this event. The family has also requested that entry for this gathering will require guests to wear masks. Your support during this most difficult time is appreciated.
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