Sarah E. Lee, Owner
Manager, Licensed Funeral Director
Sarah E. Lee (formerly Sarah E. Lee-Ellena) started on her path toward funeral service following the 1999 death of her mother. Finding scarce resources to help those going through bereavement, Sarah began reaching out to help others in the same predicament. In 2004 she became a casualty of the auto industry collapse which launched her new career track. Funeral service seemed an obvious choice. Sarah enrolled in the mortuary science program at Wayne State University, graduated in 2006 and became licensed in 2007. Meanwhile, the long process to bring the Lee-Ellena Funeral Home to life began. Ground was broken in May 2007 and the funeral home opened its doors March 1, 2008.
Caring for the survivors has been Sarah’s specific ministry all along as when she started out in 1999. Lee-Ellena Funeral Home believes every life is worth celebrating. Along with honoring the deceased in funeral services, Lee-Ellena Funeral Home provides follow-up care for survivors to help them on their difficult road back to recovery.
Sarah is a Certified Funeral Celebrant and enjoys crafting individual Celebration of Life ceremonies. A member of St. Isidore Catholic Church, Sarah volunteers with the Music and the Lector ministries. Her hobbies are theatre, opera singing and travel. She is on the board of the Richmond Community Theatre. In 2014, Turning Point awarded her their Spirit of Leadership.