The bible teaches in Ecclesiastes 3:4…A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;…
Lee Lagrone known by many as “Bo-monkey” was born October 3, 1950 in Gurdon, Arkansas. He was second child of Bernice Dickens and Jack Lagrone. Lee accepted Christ at an early age with Muldrew Chapel AME Church. Lee grew up to be a funny, comical and charismatic young man. He was a 1968 graduate of Henry Bell High School where he excelled at basketball. He made friend easily and bonds were made with friends that would last a lifetime.
He was employed by Anthony Timber Mill for many years. He was well loved by many. Bo-money loved the life he lived and lived the life he loved. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and for being a people person. He enjoyed the simple things life offered and learned how to “laugh it off”. With his big smile and hearty laugh he could make the darkest day brighter. Although his passing leaves a void in the lives of those he touched, his memory will live on forever.
On Saturday, August 29, 2015, he passed from this life. He is preceded in death by his parents, an infant twin sister, a brother Ellis Lagrone, and a sister Numberine Norman.
Lee leaves behind to cherish his memory: a daughter, Shandra Veasey of Indianapolis, IN; three sisters, Magdalene (Eddie) Young, Mae Francis Thomas, and Bernicteen (Leroy) Wingfield and one brother George (Irma) Lagrone; three grandsons, Rayshawn Veazey, MyKing Veazey and Ion Williams. Bo-monkey also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and several friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. at Mt. Canaan Baptist Church on Saturday, September 5, 2015 with Rev. Rufus Hatley, officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Interment will be at Key Cemetery in the Kansas Community.