Funeral services were held Friday, June 20, 2014 for Laterron Quintez Lee at Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church in Garland, Texas. The Rev. Butch Smith of Living Hope Church at College Station, Texas was eulogist for the Celebratory Service. His final earthly resting place is Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at Dallas, Texas.
Laterron Lee, affectionately known as L. T., was born Nov. 26, 1989 in Monroe to Evelyn Holland Lee and Victor T. Lee. At an early age L. T. joined Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Garland, Texas where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. L. T. became a part of New Mt. Hebron under the leadership of Pastor Leonard O. Leach where he fellowshipped until the Lord called him home to his final resting place.
L. T. graduated from Mesquite High School in 2008 in the top 10 percent of his class. During his tenure at Mesquite School, he was a member of the JROTC for four years, the National Honor Society, and the Spanish Honor Society. L. T. received many academic excellence awards from Mesquite High.
After graduating from high school, L. T. was accepted into Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas, where he received grants and scholarships to complete his education and earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in December 2012.
L.T. served in the Corp of Cadets where he was part of the Rebel E2 Company. During his tenure in the Corp of Cadets, he served as a squad leader his sophomore year; chaplain his junior year; and Corp Chaplain his senior year. After L.T.'s exposure to the Corp of Cadets, he decided to enter into contract to be a part of the United States Marine Corps. In the summer of 2011, L.T. received his commissioning to become a 2nd Lieutenant in USMC. Following his graduation from Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va., he was stationed at Cherry Point, N.C. Laterron died while on a run. His hopes and dreams were to give his time and service to his country as an Officer in the United States Marine Corp.
L. T. leaves to cherish his memories Victor Lee (father), Evelyn Holland Longs (mother), Norris Longs (stepfather), Danielle Manuel and Erica Lynn Lee (sisters), Robert E. Lee Jr. and Jerri M. Lee of Minden (grandparents), the Rev. Earnest Holland of Monroe (grandfather), Vincent B. Lee (uncle), Jennifer Granson Lee (aunt), Terri Lee Jackson (aunt) and Adrian Jackson (uncle).
L. T. had many other favorite aunts and uncles that he held near and dear to his heart. He loved his host of aunts, uncles and cousins, but Christopher Lee and Vincent Michael Lee will always be cherished like brothers.
L.T.'s family gives special recognition and honor to Mesquite High School JROTC, the Texas A&M University staff, Corp of Cadets E2 Company families and his adoptive families the Cadenas, the Wilptzs, and the Dukes.
L.T. will truly be missed by his family, friends, Texas A&M family, and the United States Marine Corp, and all of his friends past and present.