Welcome to the memorial page for

Amelia Joanne Erhart Lee

December 11, 1956 ~ May 21, 2017 (age 60)

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Amelia "Amy" Erhart Lee, a resident of the Lake Chautauqua Community in Tippah County, died Sunday morning May 21, 2017 at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley following a brief illness.
  There will be a private family service for Ms. Lee and arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home.
  Born December 11, 1956 in Pensacola, FL, she was the daughter of James Erhart, a retired U.S. Naval Pilot and the late Clara Kelkuski Erhart. A Catholic, Amy was a graduate of Bartlett Tennessee High School. She was a former resident of the Memphis area and Florida before moving to Tippah County six years ago to be near her father and family. She was a Beautician in earlier years as long as health permitted.
  Amy will be remembered for her passion and concern of animals. She enjoyed living in the Lake Chautauqua Community where she could care for her many "critters" that included cats, ducks, chickens and her white wolf, Luna.
  A true definition of Amy would be "Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky."
  Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, James Kenneth Lee of Clearwater, FL, a daughter, Cassandra Lee of Clearwater, FL, three sons, James Lee of Arizona, Brian Lee of Colorado and Michael Lee of Ripley, a sister, Deborah Standiford of Vine Grove, KY, two grandchildren, Scarlett and Aiden and a host of nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Jase Erhart.
  The family request that memorials be directed to any chapter of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
  The flag at The Ripley Funeral Home entrance honors Amy's father, Mr. Erhart and all Veterans for their service to our country... GOD BLESS AMERICA.

The Ripley Funeral Home is honored to serve the Erhart-Lee family and invites you to sign the guestbook and share memories.