Elizabeth Bobbitt Lee, the first woman to graduate from the NC State School of Design in 1952, died Feb. 2 in Lumberton. She was 81.
Lee served as president of the NC chapter of the American Institute of Architects and was a fellow in the AIA. She also served on the NC State Board of Trustees. She is survived by her niece, Betty Bobbitt Byrne, and her husband, David, of Montgomery, Ala.; her nephew, Thomas Day Lee, and his wife, Katie, of Charlotte; and her sister-in-law, Betsy Lee, of Lumberton. A memorial was held on Feb. 4 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lumberton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the NC State Foundation / Elizabeth Lee Scholarship, College of Design External Relations Office, Campus Box 7701, Raleigh, NC 27695 or to a charity of your choice.