Mary Alice Lee


Mary Alice Lee, 96, of Gonzales, passed away Friday, August 12, 2022. Mary Alice was born July 22, 1926 in Poteet to Bryan H. Bishop and Elora Williams Bishop. She married Robert E. Lee on October 22, 1946 in San Diego, Texas.

Mary Alice had traveled to 32 different countries while her husband worked for Atwood Osceanics. She had lived in the Middle East, Central and South America and Japan. She loved to travel and experience various cultures and enjoy the beauty of foreign landscapes. She kept her passport current, and a suitcase packed and ready for any opportunity to visit friends in Dubai. Distance could not diminish her love for her friends overseas. For having traveled and lived among so very many people that became life-long friends, she knew well the words of the unknown poet “if my eyes can’t see you, my heart will never forget you.”

Mary Alice was a wonderful mother to her son and loving and doting grandmother. She was an excellent cook and homemaker. She lived her life with honesty and taught the same to her family. She wanted nothing but the best for her son and grandchildren. She lived her life as an example of Godliness, with impeccable morality, generosity, and love. She had touched hearts throughout the world and her memory will be celebrated and cherished for as long as her story is told.

Mary Alice Lee is survived by her loving family; son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. Lee, Jr. and Penny of Gonzales, grandsons, Robert “Trey” E. Lee, III and his wife Diana of Odem, Ryan J. Lee of Gonzales, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Cora Elizabeth Moore.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm Thursday, September 8, 2022 in Hermann Sons Cemetery with Rev. Bill Moore officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Robert E. Lee, III, Ryan J. Lee, Wade L Moore, Jr., Bill Moore, and Ronnie Connell. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. Friends may leave their condolences to the family by visiting The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Terry Eska, The Heights of Gonzales and Kelsey Smith with the Care Team Home Health and Hospice. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.