Natasha Dupalevich Lee, 37, grew up in Burgaw

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Natasha Dupalevich Lee
Natasha Dupalevich Lee

WILMINGTON — Natasha Dupalevich Lee, 37, passed away peacefully on Oct. 30 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Natasha was born in Wilmington on Nov. 22, 1978, and grew up in Burgaw, N.C. She was preceded in death by her sister, Melissa Cowan; Papa, Fred Rooks; and Grandma Dupie, Mabel Dupalevich.

Natasha is survived by her daughter, Courtney Alexis Lee; mother, Rebecca “Becky” Rooks Hughes and her husband, Mike Hughes; father, Ronnie Dupalevich; step-mother, Carol Dupalevich; sisters, LeAnna, Meredith and Ashley; grandmother, Anne Rooks; and a large circle of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and a special person in her life, Duane Stone.

Natasha’s family is grateful to God for her life and for your concerns, kindness, and prayers. May our Lord give us peace and walk with us, Natasha’s family and friends, in the days and weeks to come.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. at Watha United Methodist Church, 160 Camp Kirkwood Road, Watha, N.C. with Pastor John Fedoronko conducting the service.