Laverne “Lee” Campbell

Lavern Campbell News Paper Photo

Laverne “Lee” Campbell was born in Bay Springs, Mississippi on February 15, 1943. Lee’s childhood roots traveled from the deep south to Columbus, OH. He attended East High School and started a career in construction with Coady Construction, Inc. and then for many years with Gaddis & Son, Inc. until his retirement. Lee always loved creating masterpiece patios and driveways to the delight of his family and friends who were the recipients of his craftmanship.

Through a cousin, Lee met the love of his life and married Loretta Posey from Detroit. This union raised three loving daughters. Lee’s love for fishing was one of his ultimate joys of life. Having all girls, Lee shared his passion for fishing and taught each of them how to bait a hook. In his leisure time you would find him on a boat or the riverbank casting his reel. As an extended family, in 1982 Lee co-founded the Trojans Motorcycle Club in Columbus, OH. He wore his Trojans motorcycle vest with pride.

When Lee walked into a room he met no strangers. His charming personality would light up the entire place. Lee had a caring heart and helped so many family, friends and even strangers in need. He was humble, patient and had a sense of humor that would catch you by surprise. Lee would make sure to slide in a joke or two that stirred laughter. His patience was an armor of strength and a way to allow his positive spirit to shine.

Lee is preceded in death by his Mother Roxane Campbell and Father Tommy Rhodes. He leaves to cherish his life and legacy; Sister Rosetta Butcher and Brothers Walter Campbell, Sr. and Harry Lee Campbell of Columbus, OH; Daughters Icilda Dickerson [Jeffrey Garcia] of Columbus, OH, Jacintha (Dr. Don) Long of Cincinnati, OH, Chiquana (Robert) Hancock of Columbus, OH; Grandchildren Tonecia (Robert) House of Phoenix, AZ, Donai Long, Jailah Long, MaHalle Long of Cincinnati, OH, Darius Dickerson and Imani Hancock of Columbus, OH and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Mt. Hermon, 2283 Sunbury Road, 43219

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estate Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Condolence Messages

  1. Roxane Henderson

    May God give your family strength and peace in knowing that God called one of his Angels home. His spirit lives on. Hold on to all of the joyful memories.

  2. Sorry for ur loss, condolences to the family. Love and prayers be with you…❤❤❤

  3. Love u brother n law so much !!! I’m going to mis coming to ur house,our long distance calls etc God needed you so I understand!!! To the family y’all have my condolences!!!

  4. Gladys Thomas

    May God give you everything that you need. God Bless

  5. May the Lord provide all the comfort and strength you need during this difficult time. The House Family, Sonya, Darla and Teresa send our deepest condolences and continued prayers to you all.

  6. Cleveland Burks

    My prayers to Family and Friends Lee was a good friend that love to fish and I love fishing with him God Bless.

  7. Gilbert. K Stevenson

    Sorry for your lost he was a lovely person to work with been known him for many many years a good friend working with him in construction he be missed but not forgotten.gilbert k stevenson.aka sloppy joe.

  8. My heart is broken with the transition of a great man but I get peace that he’s is in better place. His laughter will always be with me. Praying for the family in this time bereavement.

  9. Tarina “Binki” Stevens

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. “Lee” was larger than life and when I first met him is was as if I’d known him all my life. Be Blessed in knowing his wonderful impact on others and know that I am praying for peace and comfort. I love you family!

  10. Donne' White (Nasty Walker)

    My condolences to the family. I loved Lee. I was the only female in the Trojan’s that went fishing with the guys. He always looked out for me. May he rest in peace.

  11. You will definitely be missed every time we got the chance to talk you always had a story to tell about something and we would laugh because you always left the conversation with a joke.Rest Easy

  12. Sending our condolences to the Lee Campbell Family & Friends. We pray that God covers you all with strengthen during this difficult time. Love and hugs from Cali.

  13. Carmaletta “Newchie” Thomas

    My condolences to the family. Praying for your strength and comfort.
    Love Carmaletta

  14. My heart is heavy right now. I Love my China Man, you will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace my Love
    Cousin Bren

  15. Dr. Frederick & Mrs. Jennifer Harris

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Campbell. May God grant you peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you much love all the way from Minnesota, The Harris Family.

  16. William DoeBoy Roberts

    My OOOG gonna miss you. Thanks for the wisdom and knowledge you shared…

  17. Katheryn Moncrief Hill

    I will miss my cousin, our childhood was full of life and laughter especially when Lee would show up. He always referred to himself as the Leader with the heater, the Boss with the red hot sauce lol, that was my cousin Lee. I’m so glad returning from California we were able to laugh that one more time. Fondly known as Red by aunties and Kat by cousins.

  18. One of the great ones has gone.
    The man who taught me everything about concrete and a lot about life and how to respect people.
    You will surely be missed and loved!

    Joshua Jones- Jake

  19. Jeffrey Garcia

    Sending prayers and support to my Dear Icilda and Family. Always by your side through this journey and forever in life.


    Jeff G.

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