We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
December 22, 1959 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old
Parents: (Both late) Colonia Barnes and John W. Lee Sr.
Attended: Louis D Banks High school
John spent his life as a professional musician. He played the piano and drums, but his instrument of choice was the bass. His music career started in a band called the "Little Dudes". He traveled all over playing with them in his youth. He was a jack of all trades, but he made a career from building maintenance. He was also the Minister of Music at his church. John will be remembered by most as a man with a great sense of humor. If you had the honor of knowing him, and he loved you, he loved with his whole heart and you became family. He came to Buffalo in his 40's where he met his wife Vanessa. He has spent his life being a loving husband, Father, Papa, and friend since then. He has known love and happiness in his life. Our lives are richer for knowing him.
Wife - Vanessa Lee
Siblings - Delphnea Harrison (Melvin); Franklin Barnes (Pauline); Curtis Barnes (Hazel); Thaddeus Hill (Shanita)
Children - Ebony Lee; Justine Colon (Mario); Jessica Bartnik (John); Jamie Lee Rodriguez (Eric); Paul Richards
Special Mention - Dadrian Hyman and Shakissa Hyman
Grandchildren - Alexus Bleem (Derrick), Elijah Ross, Romeo Colon, Mario Colon, Luchiano Colon; Damien Bartnik, Jeremiah Bartnik, Juliana Bartnik; Nina Rodriguez, Lillian "Zen" Rodriguez, Eric Rodriguez III, Violet Rodriguez, Celia Rose Rodriguez, Jasmine Carrion; Emma Trautwein, Ellie Jane Richards, Enslie Richards; Molicki Dozier Jr., and Cordaro Williams Jr.
Great Grandchildren - Xavier Bleem, Calliope Bleem, and Alena Couto