St. Petersburg, FL — Ms. Zelma Lee Gosselin (age 83) passed away on March 5, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she had lived for over 25 years. Lee was born in Citico, TN in 1930. Her first husband, Mason Young Webb, predeceased her, dying in England in 1998. Lee had four children with Mason, William Y. Webb born in 1948, Robert W. Webb born in 1950, Michael L. Webb born in 1954 and Stephen B. Webb born in 1956. All four sons are still alive. Alex (William’s nickname) is married to Dianne Taylor-Webb and they live in Pinehurst, NC; Wayne lives in Murrayville, GA; Michael is married to Pamela Shone and they reside in Methuen, MA; and Steve is married to Sally Stopyra and they live in Northbridge, MA. Lee is survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Lee was the third oldest of twelve children born to Vina Prince and Jacob Harrison Myers (both deceased). Most of the family was raised in Andrews, NC. Lee is survived by six siblings and many nieces and nephews.
Lee’s second husband was Joseph (“Joe”) Gosselin and after their marriage they moved to Lawrence, MA. Lee was employed by the Table Talk Pie Company in South Lawrence for several years. Joe passed away in 1980 but Lee continued to live in Lawrence for a number of years. She decided to leave the frozen north and move to St. Petersburg, FL in 1984. Lee remained independent and self-sufficient up until a major fall that put her in the hospital in July of 2013. Subsequently, her health deteriorated rapidly with a series of operations and periods of convalescence at home but also many return trips to the hospital. Finally, after losing a great deal of weight, and after a long and painful struggle, she succumbed to respiratory failure on March 5, 2014.
Lee was an avid people person and was a repository of family history and news that she was happy to share with everyone. Her home in St. Petersburg often had guests from the family and old friends from Massachusetts who wanted to get away to the Florida sunshine. Lee was kind, generous and friendly to all who knew her.