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Dianne Joyce Dooley Lee

September 15, 1940 ~ September 3, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Dianne Joyce Dooley Lee, age 81 of Fincastle, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Dianne was born in Roanoke September 15, 1940 and lived in Botetourt all of her life. She was the daughter of the late Tommie and Nell Prater Dooley.

Dianne was a real “spitfire” with a quick wit and delightful sense of humor. She was a homemaker, caregiver, and babysitter. All the kids in the neighborhood called her “Mom.” Dianne enjoyed canning, gardening, sewing, cooking, and baking delicious pies. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing, working cross-word puzzles and word-searches, and enjoyed TV Westerns. Dianne was a faithful member of Daleville Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack “Donnie” Lee and is survived by daughters: Pam (Bill) Downie of Fincastle, Chrystal Bean of Roanoke, Teresa (Susan) Durrer-Lee of Roanoke; grandchildren: Meagan Downie Price, William Christopher Downie, and Olivia Reagan Bean; great-grandson, Carter William Ray Price; her sister, Ellen Sue (Richard) Slocum of Washington; nephew, Kevin (Joy) Slocum; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friend, Johnnie and Melvin Corbett; and fur baby, Max.

A celebration of Dianne’s life will be 2:00 pm Friday, September 9 at Daleville Baptist Church 375 Orchard Drive Daleville with Reverend Wesley Belcher officiating. Burial with will be at Pleasant Dale Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 2-4 & 6-8 pm Thursday at Rader Funeral Home 630 Roanoke Road Daleville.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Roanoke Rescue Mission,
402 4th Street, SE, Roanoke, VA 24013; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America,
322 8th Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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September 8, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083

September 8, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083

September 9, 2022

2:00 PM
Daleville Baptist Church
375 Orchard Drive
Daleville, VA 24083


Pleasant Dale Memorial Park
3732 Breckinridge Mill Road
Fincastle, Virginia 24090


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
PO Box 1893, Memphis TN 38101-9950
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Alzheimer's Foundation of America
322 8th Avenue, 16th Floor, New York NY 10001

Rescue Mission of Roanoke
402 4th Street SE, Roanoke VA 24013
Tel: 1-540-343-7227
Web: http://


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