Reginald Wade Lee was born April 12, 1962 to the late Ruthie Lee and Henry Lee in Los Angeles, California. He was affectionately, known as Regi and was one of four children born of his parents: two sisters, Terry Lynne Lee and Tamara Renee Lee; one brother, Raymond Derek Lee, who preceded him in death; sister, Shantrell Williams, born of Ruthie Lee and Carl Williams, who preceded him in death; brother and sister, Okoro and Debra Lee, born of Henry Lee.
Regi accepted Christ at an early age at the Neighborhood Community BC. Later he
recommitted his life to Christ and was baptized at Greater Starlight BC under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Prentiss Lewis.
Regi attended 93rd Street Elementary, Bret Harte Junior High, and Fairfax High School.
Regi love of fashion designing began at an early age and upon graduation from high school Regi attended Trade Technical College to pursue a life long goal and dream of being a Fashion Designer. In the fashion industry he was known as Regi' D Lee. He worked with notable designers such as Kimora Simmons' Comfort Zone and Baby Phat Clothing Lines. Regi' designed President Obama's sister dress for his inauguration and one of Toni Braxton's dresses for the Grammy Awards. He went on to design for many other celebrities and entertainers.
Regi' love of travel took him to Paris, London, Budapest, Hawaii and New York. Travel was his second passion with fashion design being his first.
Preceding Regi in death were his mother, Ruthie Lee; father, Henry Lee; grandmother, Mary Williams; step-grandmother, Connie Hayes; brother, Raymond Derek Lee; sister, Shantrell Williams; Ruthie's life long companion, Carl Williams, and his godmother and famous blues singer, Linda Hawkins.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 7, 2020, Regi's earthly journey was completed. He was called home to be with Jesus where there are no more tears, pain sorrow and crying. He is resting in the presence of his Lord and Savior.
He is reunited with his fashion divas, his mother and grandmother.
Regi leaves to cherish his many precious memories, sisters: Terry Lynne Lee and Tamara Renee Lee of Los Angeles; brother and sister Okoro and Debra Lee of the Los Angeles area; Nine nieces and nephews and the children of Okoro and Debra Lee; twelve great nieces and nephews; five great-great nieces and nephews; and host of uncles, aunts, and other family members and dear friends.
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