WFXG: Augusta University professor shares memories of her mother

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) – In honor of Mother’s Day, one Augusta University Associate Professor reflects on the impact her mother left behind. 

“My mother was a strong lady,” Dr. Rebecca G. Harper says. 

It’s been four years since Dr. Harper’s mother, Dr. Gayle Sims Lee unexpectedly passed away from brain cancer. “She was teaching the week that she went to the hospital, and you know she was 60. It happened very very fast.”

Dr. Lee was an educator for over 30 years and taught at Indian Land Elementary School in South Carolina. “Mom taught 4th grade the majority of her career and she also taught special education for part of her career as well.”

To keep her legacy alive, her daughter has held a blood drive, hung bows in downtown Aiken, and even created a scholarship fund in her name.

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