Darnell Cameron LeeAugust 28, 1990 ~ June 17, 2017 (age 26)
Darnell Cameron Lee was born on August 28, 1990 to Arthur T. Lee, Sr. and Joleen K. Johnson. Darnell was educated in the Des Moines Public School System where he completed his general studies. After graduation, he continued his education at Iowa Central Community College working toward a degree.
Darnell worked as an independent contractor, waiter and remodeling homes. If there was a goal that needed to be met, Darnell was on it and made sure it was done right the first time. He was a firm believer of “getting’ it done”. He was also a good cook. He could look in the refrigerator and turn scraps into a banquet.
There was never a dull moment around Darnell. He enjoyed time spent with his family and friends, but most of all, his baby girl, Z’Nasia. She was his heart. He made sure she had what she needed in life and was well cared for.
Darnell enjoyed the worship experience at Corinthian Baptist Church, tremendously. He was able to be in church June 11, 2017 and he expressed to “Pops” how encouraged he was by the service and was looking forward to the following week.
Darnell had a way of bringing the best out of people. His bright smile and warm spirit drew people to him. He was a huge encourager, loved by many and had a generous heart. If you were able to get close to him, you knew that he didn’t mind telling it like it was. His honesty built many sustaining relationships with family members and friends. He was one who was always full of joy, no matter what.
Then suddenly, on June 17, 2017, Darnell made his transition from this life on earth, into life eternal.
Darnell was preceded in death by his grandmothers; Anita Hill and Carol Keahna; and one grandfather, John Johnson, Sr.
His unforgettable memories will always stay with his mother, Joleen Johnson; father, Arthur T. Lee, Jr.; daughter, Z’Nasia Lee; brothers, Earl Colton, Darris Lee and Arthur Lee, Jr.; sisters, Kaylyn Lee, Tyrae Lee, Tabitha Lee and Jamaria Rice; 24 nieces and nephews and a plethora of extended family, friends and loved ones.
May his soul forever rest in peace.