Johnston Health has named its Clayton hospital chapel in honor of Ayden R. Lee Jr. and Betty J. Lee.
Four Oaks Bank & Trust Co. secured the naming rights for the chapel. Ayden Lee was president and chief executive of Four Oaks for 35 years.
The naming ceremony was held Jan. 21.
Going forward, the Clayton hospital chapel will be known as the Ayden R. and Betty Lee Chapel. To quote a portion of the plaque displayed at the chapel entrance: “During his tenure as CEO, president and chairman, he instilled within the bank a deep appreciation for its ‘real’ assets, which he has defined as the customers and the staff and managers who serve them.”
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The plaque also reads: “Through the years, he and his wife, Betty, have faithfully supported the communities the bank serves. Following the couple’s lead, the bank has contributed to causes and participated in events, civic clubs and fundraisers. By their example, the couple has helped shape Four Oaks Bank & Trust into a company that invests in communities, believes in the potential of people and embraces the business model of banking on relationships.”