Jimmie Lee was 1 of 3 girls born to James and Bertha. James sent all 3 of his daughters to college. My great grandfather instilled in my grandmother the value of education and that trickled down to me. Jimmie Lee attended junior college at 16, then North Carolina A&T University and then to Grady Municipal Training School for Colored Nurses. While there she met my grandfather and they started a family. In the 1970s she attended Pepperdine to further her education.
Jimmie Lee was a knockout, my mom used to tell me how men were always approaching them when they went out. I only saw this Jimmie Lee in pictures, she always had on a fabulous outfit with hair perfectly coiffed. She was a vision, I've always admired that poised and effortlessly chic woman staring back at me. She represented a God fearing, well educated, chic woman who was also the breadwinner for her family. As my grandmother's priorities have shifted over time she continues to instill in me the importance of education and encourages me to go after what I want in life. This line is for who she was, is and could have been.
I love you grandma!