Born: August 13, 1913, Cartersville, Georgia.
Died: May 25, 1993, Canton, Georgia.
Buried: Cherokee Memorial Park, Canton, Georgia.
Lee was the son of Dee Ziff Abernathy and Clara Brawner, and husband of Edna Louise Ammons.
He was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1973, and the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1997.