On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Lee King Jr., loving son and brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, transitioned this life at age 47.
Lee was born November 29, 1974, in Washington, D.C, to Mary Watts and Lee King, Sr. He graduated from Eastern Senior High School, class of 93.
Many adored Lee, who had a love for life, loved his family, good times, a standing date every Friday with his mother to watch Kung Fu movies, a good party, and laughter. He loved his friends. Lee never met anyone he didn't eventually make friends with throughout his lifetime, beginning in elementary school. He loved cooking as much as he loved family get-togethers. He was always the life of the party. Lee had an infectious laugh that could wake the whole house, and you would start to laugh just because. His infinite love of Snickers was his trademark passion. Lee never met a Snickers he didn't love!
He also loved spaghetti and fried chicken and made many attempts to recreate his mom's infamous potato salad recipe! He was always the one on the grill at every BBQ we had because ever since he could hold a fork, he would make sure that the meat was just right! He took great pride in being present and bringing our family together. He loved hanging out with his dad and heckling him, spending time with his mom, doing whatever she wanted, and having conversations about everything under the sun. He kept a smile on his face. No matter what life tossed at him, he always kept his head up and had a kind, inspiring word to say to anyone who needed it. He was always there for you.
Lee was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Annie Mae and James Alexander Watts, maternal Aunt Nellie Mae Brandon, and paternal Uncles, Frank, Mac, and Professor King.
He is survived by his loving parents, Mary Watts and Lee Rona King Sr.; two sisters, Aleeshia Watts and Vicki King; paternal grandparents, Olivia and Clarence Duncan; three nieces, China Ray-King, Skye Watts, and DeYani Watts he loved and adored; and two nephews, DeMarco and Jase Day; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, lifelong friends, and a very special friend, Sharon Epps.
The Watts-King Family
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