On Tuesday, hundreds of mourners gathered at the Levaya of Leah (Lucy) Dee, one of the three victims killed in the Jordan Valley terrorist gun incident last Friday, near Kfar Etzion, south of Jerusalem.
After surviving the initial attack, Dee was in very severe condition and passed away from her injuries on Monday.
Losing a mother is like losing a life, Keren, one of Dee’s surviving daughters, said during the memorial service.
We worked on our friendship till it blossomed into something special. No longer is there someone to direct us? There is now a gap that cannot be closed. You were everything, Mom.
“I need you,” Tal Dee, Lucy Dee’s other surviving daughter, said. Now that Maia and Rina are in your care.
I require you. Currently, you care for Maia and Rina, but who will look out for us? ”
According to Dee’s brother, Dee “decided to give back to the community in the way she knew best, by teaching English lessons and cooking for new mothers and volunteers.”
Maia, Lee’s 20-year-old daughter, and Rina, her 16-year-old daughter, were buried in the Kfar Etzion Cemetery two days ago.
In the attack on Friday, Dee’s two girls perished, leaving Lee seriously injured; she passed away from her injuries on Monday.
At the Orot Yehuda Bnei Akiva school in Efrat, Dee, 48, she taught English.
Dee’s husband, Rabbi Leo Dee, and her three surviving children decided to donate her organs after she passed away.
Her heart went to a 51-year-old woman, her liver to a 25-year-old woman, a kidney to a 58-year-old man, another kidney to a 39-year-old man (Beilinson Hospital), and her lungs to a 58-year-old woman to whom have already benefited from the organs.
Furthermore donated, Mrs. Dee’s corneas will be used to transplant into other persons.
Leo Dee was the last one to give a Hesped today. This is how he started his hesped.
"First…" he began,
"The community is asked to say these words along with me…"
You can't see the thousands of other behind me. But trust me, they were all singing along as well. pic.twitter.com/p9PcPyzPNp
— Yonah Rossman (@YonahRossman) April 11, 2023