Retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Dan Lee has died after a lengthy illness.
The Clarion-Ledger reports Lee died Sunday of complications of Parkinson's Disease, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 84.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Madison.
Lee served on the state Supreme Court from 1982 to 1998. After leaving the bench, he successfully pushed for proper legal representation for those on death row.
Former Justice Jimmie Robertson described Lee as a people's judge who cared about those who came through the court system.
Lee's wife of 54 years, Mary Alice Lee, said she's happy people remember her husband's good character.