Mr. Lee V. Slocum, aka "Lee Banks", 65, of Cartersville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 1:00PM at Church at Liberty Square, 2001 Liberty Square Drive NE, Cartersville, GA 30121. The body will lie in state in the church from 12:00PM (Noon) until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery, 165 Old Tennessee Rd. NE, Cartersville, GA 30121. The family will have Repass at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 668 Burnt Hickory Road SE, Cartersville, GA 30120. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this time of bereavement.
Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices will be in place, and MASK ARE REQUIRED for those that will be attending the service. The family is the main concern during this time of bereavement and space will be limited. We have to ensure the family is able to attend , so there is a possibility of some friends not being admitted. However, the service will be LIVE-STREAMED.
Lee Vern Slocum was born on March 15, 1956 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Joseph Banks and Elizabeth Slocum. Late in the evening on Thursday, August 26, 2021 the Lord called Lee to his heavenly home to rest.
He was educated in the City of Cartersville School System. Lee attended Summer Hill High School later transferring to Cartersville High School. Lee accepted Christ into his life
in July of 2021. Cooking was a passion for Lee. At the early age of four he would follow his mother into the kitchen helping her prepare meals for the family. When he was older Lee would cook for the family and the meals that he prepared would knock your socks off!! He referred to himself as “CHEF” He worked at several different restaurants during his lifetime and people would often ask “ Is Chef Lee doing the cooking” and the employees would just smile and answer “of course he is”. Lee extended his cooking abilities at
Quality Inn for many years; later moving on to Adairsville Inn and the Cartersville Country Club; and finally making his final stop at John Boy’s Restaurant where he retired
after many years of service.
The community was Lee’s family and seeing them enjoying his cooking made him feel really good about being a CHEF. Lee was known for his favorite deserts, Apple and Peach
Cobbler; and of course no one could match his Baked Pork Chops that would melt in your mouth. Lee was an avid Falcons, Braves, Hawks and the Georgia Bulldogs fan. The
Atlanta Falcons could lose fifteen games and win only one and Lee would say, “it’s alright, they’ll come back next year and win”. That was his team no matter what; he was a
dedicated Falcon Fan for sure.
His parents; two brothers, Joseph and Curtis Banks; and two sisters, Gena Banks and Cindy Banks, precede Lee in
Lee leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife of twenty- three years, Kathy Slocum; children, Antwoine Slocum, Chauncey Williams, and April (David) Tohy;grandchildren, Malachi Davis, Loagun Williams, Courtney and Lacey; sisters, Teresa (Freddie) Lynn, Paula (Niles) Clemmons and Norma Jean Banks; brother, Patrick (Teresa) Banks; sister-in-laws, Gaynell and Eloise; and two very special friends, Alexander and Charles Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.
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