On August 4, 1976 Darius C. Lee was born to Shirley Lee and the late Johnny Lee Grishby, Sr. of Clinton, MS.
He accepted Christ at Holy Ghost M. B. Church under the leadership of Rev. Alexander Kirkwood. He was educated in the Clinton School District and graduated from Clinton High School in May of 1995. After graduation he moved to Denver, CO where he resided for 27 years.
Darius was preceded in death by: his father, Velton McGruder; uncle, Manuel Lee, Jr.; and cousin, Antoine Michael.
Darius leaves to cherish his memories: mother, Shirley Lee McGruder of Jackson, MS; daughter, Kaitlin Sander of Jackson, MS; two sons, Ken Darius Lee of Gary, IN; and Lah’Daerin Lee of Houston, TX; seven sisters, Tora (William) Thompson, Sr. of Jackson, MS, Sharonda (Eric) Giles of Canton, MS, Cynthia Hunt of Detroit, MI, Chera (Karl) Epps of Clinton, MS, LaWanda (Cornelius) Thompson of Clinton, MS, Stephanie (Jarvis) Dortch of Jackson, MS and Joni Grishby of Clinton, MS; four brothers, Vilton McGruder, Jr. of Jackson, MS, Steven Williams of Jackson, MS, Jonathan (Sheena) Colbert of Brandon, MS and Johnny Grishby, Jr. of Jackson, MS.; two nieces, Jasmine McGee of Pflugerville, TX and LaTara Lee of Jackson, MS; two nephews, William Thompson, Jr. of Jackson, MS and Qudaruise Giles of Canton, MS; nine aunts, Barbara (Richard) Mari of Denver, CO, Hazel (Solon) Funchess of Jackson, MS, Deborah Gilmer of Clinton, MS, Jennifer Burth of San Diego, CA, Carolyn Lee of Denver, CO, Vera Lee of Jackson, MS, Phyllis (Ronald) Thames of Jackson, MS, Johnnie Mae Griffith of Jackson, MS and Irene Turner of Jackson, MS; six uncles, Oscar (Linda) Lee of Jackson, MS, Daniel Lee of Jackson, MS, Percy McGruder of Canton, MS, Willie McGruder of Canton, MS, J. W. Grishby of Jackson, MS, and Grishby of Jackson, MS; two godmothers, Mary Lewis of Clinton, MS and Bobbie James of Clinton, MS; three very special cousins who were always there to make sure he was very well taken care of and treated him like a brother, Kwaduo Mari of Houston, TX, Kevin Lee of Aurora, CO, and Michell Bob of Pfugerville, TX; a very special friend, Andrea Lamar of Houston, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.