Brother Dr. Warren G. Lee, Jr.
38th Grand Basileus
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
It has been well said that “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” – Thornton Wilder
It is with a sad resolve that we share that Dr. Warren G. Lee Jr., who served as the 38th Grand Basileus of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, entered Omega Chapter early Monday, July 18, 2022.
Dr. Lee was elected the Fraternity’s International President during the 74th Grand Conclave in Little Rock, Arkansas in July 2006. He served two terms as our Fraternity’s elected leader. Prior to being elected Grand Basileus, Dr. Lee labored as the First Vice Grand Basileus and had also previously served as the Grand Keeper of Finance.
As Grand Basileus, Dr. Lee emphasized leadership through the mantra, “Making A Difference In The Lives Of Black People”. During Dr. Lee’s tenure, Omega men across the world mentored young men, organized, and executed countless social action programs, and donated millions to worthy causes.
“We were founded to make a difference in the lives of Black people,” Dr. Lee wrote in the 2010 Summer edition of the Oracle. He continued, “Thus our aim should always be on cultivating ideas and practices consistent with this notion.”
Dr. Lee had worked as a financial management consultant in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area, serving as the principal in the firm Warren Lee & Associates. The firm specialized in working with small to medium-sized companies and organizations in areas of organizational design, profit planning, and taxation administrative logistics.
He also specialized in working with churches and other religious organizations in ministry and administrative development. Dr. Lee served as a member of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of the Irving, Texas branch of the N.A.A.C.P, Metro Crest Chamber of Commerce, and the Dallas Community College District Accounting Advisory Committee.
Dr. Lee was a decades-long member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church where he served as chair of the Ministry’s Leaders Roundtable. He also worked as chairman of the Trustee Board, a Sunday School teacher, and as Evangelical Choir president.
Brother Lee was initiated into the Fraternity through the Eta Theta Chapter in 1971 at the University of Texas in Austin. As an undergraduate, Brother Lee served as the 23rd Second Vice Grand Basileus. Brother Lee was married to the former Loraine Green. His son, Warren Lee, III as well as his grandson Kristopher Gulley are also members of the Fraternity.
The International Headquarters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of this stalwart in Omega. Information concerning Omega and Funeral Services will be forthcoming.