Stephen Michael Lee, Retired DC Policeman
Stephen Michael Lee (Mike), 65, a former Policeman with the District of Columbia, died peacefully May 27th, 2016 at his childhood home in Randolph Hills, MD, after a courageous fight against cancer.
Mr. Lee, born April 27th, 1951 at Lewis Gale Hospital, Roanoke, VA, to the late Marvin L Lee and Mary Myers Lee lived his early childhood in Roanoke, then relocated to Maryland in the early 1950's with his family. Mike attended Rocking Horse Elem, Randolph Hills Jr. High, and was a graduate of Wheaton High School, class of 69. Mike was a resident of Alexandria, VA and loved living there for twenty plus years.
Mike followed in the footsteps of his late father, retired Sgt. Marvin L. Lee, to become a DC Policeman. Towards the end of his career, Mike worked closely with the DC Homeless community, ensuring that they received care should it be needed and forged many friendships in doing so. Mike was also one the first responders on the scene to aid and assist in the tragic Air Florida Flight 90 that crashed into the 14th Street Bridge Across the Potomac River - Jan 13, 1982.
Mike was a member of the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) Mike had many hobbies, including Watching the Washington "Skins" Football, loved his TV Soap "Young and The Restless" and The Price is Right. Mike loved to sing and had an excellent voice which he passed on to his daughter's Cheryl and Tina. Mike also in his teen's, was in a small local band that played at Randolph Hill's Jr. High at teen dances. Mark played the drums while Mike played the guitar. Mike's favorite car was '67 fiery Red Cutlass 442. Mike took grate pride in his children, Cheryl, Tina, Justin, Kelli, Kevin and Katie, always talking about their accomplishments and what was going on in their lives. He was always pleased when they would come by for visits during his illness. Mike loved "Log Cabins" and wanted to move close to his daughter Tina aka Peewee, in West Virginia as he loved the county so. Mike never forgot his "Roanoke Roots" and spoke lovingly about there often. One of Mike's all-time favorite dishes was "Shepherds Pie'. He also had a grilled "Sandwich" named after him by his late mother-in-law Ginger Stevens, which consists of spam, onions, cheddar cheese, tomato and mayo, named The Mike Lee Special.
Mike leaves behind to mourn his passing, his beloved mother, Mary Myers Lee, who lovingly tended to his care, his one and only faithful sister, who hardly ever left his side during his time of need, Margaret "Sis" Bonanno (Ted), brother's Mark (Ceila) and John Lee (Patty), daughters, Cheryl Lee Hill (Nicholas), Christina "Tina" Lee Fleece (Brian), Kelli Lee, Katie Lee, and sons Justin and Kevin Lee. Grandchildren, Gunner Wolfe, Dixie Daugherty, Emilee Fleece, Auston Hill and Jazmine Lee. Mike is remembered by his high school sweetheart and former spouse, Brenda Stevens-Scott, former spouse Barbara Fibich Lee, Dear friends, Tom Dietrick, Ted Bonanno, and Mike Douglas as well as his friends from Alexandria, VA and MD. Mike also leaves behind, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and his special Aunt Annette Lee Sumpter in Roanoke, VA.