We are saddened by the news of the passing of Jean T. Lee, beloved wife of Raymond B. Lee, both names of whom are part of the official name of our museum’s building, Tuesday June 27, 2023

In memory of Jean, the Lee family has set up a donation page with 100% of the donations benefiting the Chinese American Museum of Chicago.


It’s with profound sadness that we must announce Jean Lee, wife of Chinatown community leader Raymond Lee, passed away on the evening of Tuesday, June 20, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.

Jean was born on February 8, 1933 in Guangzhou, China to Mr. and Mrs. Pon Gin and older sister to Linda and younger sister to Frank, who preceded her in death. She immigrated to the United States at 16 years old to escape communism and met Raymond through friends and relatives. They fell in love, married in 1960 and had four children: Sidney, Bernice, Serena, and Medora.

Jean often quietly took a backseat to Raymond’s public community leadership and supported him in all his professional and community endeavors.

Everyone who knew the couple could tell you Jean was tireless, strongly opinionated, hardworking, humble and giving of everything she had to her family. She especially enjoyed family meals, particularly on holidays when she insisted on cooking every single dish on the table herself.  She also loved to travel the world, especially Asia and her homeland of China, and could easily out-walk and out-sightsee everyone in the tour group, including the tour guide.

We already miss her dearly, but we are comforted by knowing she is peacefully and happily at home with the Lord.

Jean is survived by her husband Raymond, her son Sidney, her daughters Bernice, Serena and Medora and eight grandchildren. Her legacy and generosity also continue to live on at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago that she and Raymond helped found in 2005 so people could always learn about Chinese American culture.

Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, June 30 at Dalcamo Funeral Home at 470 West 26th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616. Phone: (312) 842-8681

Additional visitation will be 9 a.m., followed by funeral service at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 1 at Chinese Christian Union Church at 2301 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60616. Phone: (312) 842-8545

Burial procession will depart Chinese Christian Union Church at 11:30 a.m. to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney, Illinois 60402.

Lunch will be 1 p.m. at Furama Restaurant at 2828 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60616


我們懷著深切的悲痛宣布,唐人街社區領袖秉樞先生 (Raymond Lee) 的妻子甄佩霞太夫 (Jean Lee) 於 2023 年 6 月 20 日星期二晚上去世,她的家人陪伴在她的身邊。

李太夫人 於 1933 年 2 月 8 日出生於中國廣州,父母親甄尚博夫婦, 兄長Frank和妹妹Linda都先於她去世。 她16歲時為了逃避共產主義移民到美國,並通過朋友和親戚認識了李秉樞先生。 他們相愛並於 1960 年結婚,育有四個兒女:長子仲超Sidney、女兒仲娟Bernice、仲Serena 和 仲儀Medora。


認識這對夫婦的人都知道, 李太夫人為人勤奮, 孜孜不倦, 有主見, 為人謙和, 並願意為家人無私付出一切。她特別喜歡家庭聚餐,尤其是在假期,她一定堅持自己做餐桌上的每一道菜。 她還喜歡環遊世界,尤其是亞洲和她的祖國中國,旅遊時她總是健步如飛,  景點一個不漏,  團友導遊領隊都向她佩服。

我們對李太夫人深感懷念, 但亦因為知道她巳經在天家舆主同享永恆福樂而感到安慰。

李甄佩霞太夫人身後留下了她的丈夫李秉樞,  兒子仲超Sidney,  女兒仲娟Bernice,  仲媚Serena 和 仲儀Medora以及八個孫子。 她的遺澤和慷慨也繼續在她和丈夫於 2005 年幫助建立的芝加哥華人博物館中得以延續,並發揚美洲華人的歷史文化

瞻仰遺容時間為6 月 30 日星期五下午 3時 至晚上 8 時,  地址在西二十六街47O號達加望殯儀館,  電話:  (312) 842-8681。

遺體將於 7 月 1 日星期六移棺南永活街2301芝加哥華人基督教聯合會教堂。  上午9時至十時 瞻仰遺容, 10至11時安息禮拜,  電話:(312) 842-8545。

安息禮拜後儀隊將於上午 11 時 30 分從聯合會教堂出發,  前往奧本山墳場出殯安葬。

喪禮後下午 1時 請移步南永活街2828 號富麗華餐廳, 敬備 解慰午餐。