Deacon Lee E. Provo, Sr. (Bubba Joe), 85, was born in Crenshaw County, Alabama, to the late Ms. Clydis Porter on August 9, 1930. At an early age he was baptized and became a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Lapine, Alabama. He later made Montgomery, Alabama, his home.
In October 1952, he was called to serve our country with the United States Army whereas he fought in the Korean Conflict. He stayed there until October 1954. Afterwards he returned home to Montgomery, Alabama.
He then met and married Annie Lee Caldwell in 1956 and unto this union God blessed them with two children, a girl and a boy. He was a dedicated husband and father. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
His professional career was with Litton VonGal Manufacturing Company. He retired from there after 29 and a half years of service. He retired as a supervisor.
He united with the Azell Baptist Church on Orum Street in Montgomery, Alabama. He later became one of the founding members of the newly formed Morgan Avenue Missionary Baptist Church. In 1983, he was ordained as a deacon under the late Rev. E. L. Jackson, Sr. In years to come he assumed the responsibility as Deacon Board Chairman. He worked diligently for years as Chairman.
During his illness he was a prime example of strength. He exemplified himself as a fighter by the grace of God. When man said no, God said yes. Deacon Provo was a witness that God has the final say so. It’s not over until God says it’s over. His fight went from earth to reward at 6:10 p.m., on October 7, 2015.
Remembering his life he leaves his wife of 59 years and 9 months Sister Annie L. Provo; daughter, Minister Debora P. Caldwell; son, Mr. Lee E. Provo, Jr.; Three Grandchildren: E. LeNard (Veronica) Provo and LeBryan K. Caldwell, both of Montgomery; and, Corey L. Dumas of Norcross, Georgia; Three Great Grandchildren: Anthony Jarrett and Edre Provo, both of Montgomery and Ceori Dumas of Norcross, Georgia; one Sister-In-Law, Ethel Boyd of Johns Island, South Carolina. He also leaves a host of devoted nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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