Quincy’s Kiwanis Club organized its first Volunteer of the Year award in recent weeks. Honored by club members last Wednesday at the Quincy Golf Club was Mrs. Lois Davis Lee for her extraordinary service to others over the past 60-plus years as a resident of Quincy.
She was nominated by several members of her family.
“Lois and her husband, the late Pierce Lee, moved to Quincy from Grady County, Georgia in 1945. Throughout much of her adult life, Lois has exemplified the very best in what a volunteer can be in this world, and she has done so silently without hope of praise or reward,” states the nomination letter provided to Traci Gilbert of the Kiwanis Club.
Mrs. Lee celebrated her 95th birthday last March. Her family said it is just this year that she had begun ‘pulling back’ somewhat from her numerous volunteer activities, which have included devoting several hours each week at the Magnolia House with residents and leading arts and crafts activities and games.
Lee also is well known for her visits to those in the hospital and looking in on residents at Riverchase Care Center in Quincy and those confined to the Varnum Rest Home in Bristol. She has also contributed to activities at the Ronald McDonald House in Tallahassee, and performed as needed at the Capital Regional Medical Center of Quincy. Her friends were recipients of her caring, too when she drove them to doctor appointments and grocery stores as well as times spent with the house-bound or taking cancer patients to treatment. She helped Meals on Wheels deliver hot and nutritious meals to seniors.
Mrs. Lee is the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Quincy where she also gives of her time for outings and assisting people to church.