Mother Ora Lee Priestly, affectionately known as "Nee" and "Big Mama", was born July 6, 1921 to the late Horace and Lillie Luckey in Bond's Colony, Texas. She entered eternal rest on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 12:30 PM. Mother Priestly joined in holy matrimony to Mr. Henry W. Priestly on January 16, 1940. She was educated and grew up in Bond's Colony and the Seguin area. She worked in many positions, including home health care and the laundry department at the Guadalupe Valley Hospital. Mother Priestly was a faithful member of Refuge Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ for many years where she worked as a Willing Worker and an Usher. She later moved her membership to Antioch Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in San Marcos to support her son's ministry. She worked as a Missionary and President of the Usher Board. She was elevated to an Honored Missionary Mother status. Mother Priestly returned to Greater Refuge Church following the death of her son, District Elder Willie Priestly. She continued to serve as an Honored Mother in the Missionary Department. She remained faithful until her demise. Mother Priestly was preceded in death by her husband, Minister henry Priestly; two sons, Leander and Willie L. Priestly; daughter-in-love, Joyce Priestly; sister, Mrs. Rosa Turner; four brothers, Willie Dan Luckey, Jimmy Luckey, Horace Luckey and John Luckey. She leaves behind to cherish her memory four loving children, Charles Priestly, Josephine Dolford (Marion), Jean Galimore and Howard Priestly; one special daughter-in-love, Estelle Priestly and one specail son-in-love, Marion Dolford. Additionally she leaves 22 grandchildren and a host of great-grands, great-great-grands, nieces, nephews and four sisters, Ms. Ethel Luckey, Ms. Dorothy Luckey, Ms. Geraldine Stewart and Ms. Thelma Harris

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  1. Sending love and light to all during this time. Ora Lee was an amazing woman who will truly be missed.

  2. Condolences and prayers are extended to the family of Mother Ora Lee Priestly. We will miss her witty presence and the service she so faithfully rendered as a “door-keeper” in the House of God. Grace & Peace. Bishop & Lady B.

  3. My deepest condolences to Aunt Lee’s children and extended family. I always remember her being quiet, like my Dad (Jimmie Luckey). Rest easy Aunt Lee.

  4. What an Awesome Impact this Mother has had on my Life while growing up & even as an adult. Thank you Family for Sharing her with so many. My Cousin Lee is missed already. She Graces Heavens Courts of Angelic Praise & Retires her Door Keeping Ministry to the Apostle Peter, himself. She now Bask in the Presence of her God & Savior! Well Done, Good & Faithful… Enter Your Rest! Amen. Bishop Ernest G & Dr Andrea Francis, Richmond, VA

  5. To the Priestly Family and friends, Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Mother Priestly was our church Mother at Antioch Church in San Marcos, TX. She served us well. Taught us how to usher and take care of our Pastor and church family. She will be remembered as a great pioneer. With much love. May God give you peace and joy as only He can supply 🌿✝️🌿

    The Turner Family

  6. Prayers to the Luckey/Priestly families. May you have strenght in the days ahead. Precious memories how the linger. The Nathaniel Family

  7. We are praying for the families keep your hands in God and he will carry you through this process love you

  8. Our Deepest Sympathy to the Priestly Family. For the past five and a half years that we have known Ms. Ora, she was such an inspiration and we always loved to visit and talk with her. She will be missed. May God give each of you Love, Peace and Comfort in the days ahead. Prayerfully, Ms. Gladys Gant, Clifford and Carolyn Glass and Alberta Miller

  9. God blessing upon the entire family of Sis. Ora, may he give you peace and comfort. She will be surely missed, but never forgotten.

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