James A. Lee

July 5, 2021


In Loving Memory


James A. Lee


Master Lee


Sunrise Sunset

May 16, 1943 July 5, 2021





James Alexander Lee, aka "Master Lee", departed this life on July 5, 2021, at home in Palmdale, California. He was 78 years old. Born in Trenton, New Jersey and a resident there for many years, he was educated through the Trenton Public School system.


Dedicated to excellence in whatever he did, James was employed at American Standard for over 20 years. True to his passion for achievement and his love for the Martial Arts (Karate), Master Lee, opened two Karate schools in Trenton, New Jersey and taught the discipline for over 45 years.


His love and energy will undoubtedly be missed by all who adored him.  Master Lee is survived by wife Kay Lee of California, his stepsons Oliver and Duane David, and his stepdaughter Crystal Hardaway. He is also survived by his daughter, Jeanette and son-in-law, Henri Edmond of Bordentown, NJ and his son, James Mohommed Lee of Trenton, NJ and son-in-law Fredell Cason of Detroit, Michigan. He leaves to mourn a host of grandchildren and a great grandson – grandsons Kael and Tyree Edmond, great grandson Aiden Edmond, grandchildren Jahmeir and Teja Lee, and granddaughter, Ariel Cason. He is survived by brother William "Billy" Hayward of Trenton NJ, sister  Charlotte and  brother in-law Joe Wilson of Trenton, NJ.  


James is predeceased by family members whose lineage will always be lovingly respected and remembered. His parents were the late James Lee Sr. and Elizabeth Hayward and his grandparents were the late Emily and Walter Bacon. Remembering with love also, his late wife Elizabeth Lee and late daughter Charmayne Lee of Trenton, NJ. The late Betty Logon, mother of late daughter Aleane Terrell Cason and late granddaughter, Raven Cason of Detroit, Michigan.


James “Master Lee” will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, family members, extended relatives, and friends. Remembering him sweetly is his oldest cousin, Lorretta Horton and her two sons Ronald and Keith Horton of Trenton, NJ, Aunt Janice Bacon and two children Veronica and John Bacon of Trenton, NJ. He is also survived by in-laws, Debbie Coleman, Regina Coleman, Evelyn Poole, Chinita Coleman,  Rella Spaights, Tyrone Coleman, and Wayne Coleman.  




A Memorial Service will be held 3-5pm Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Hughes Funeral Home, 324 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. 

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 Service Program


Memorial Service
July 22, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hughes Funeral Home
324 Bellevue Ave, Trenton
Trenton, NJ 08618

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