Born and raised in Jackson, Vance graduated from Christ Missionary & Industrial School in Jackson in 2004 and went to work unloading trucks for the United States Postal Service until 2006. In 2009, he opened an event promotion business called 80’s Babies. He met Houston Turnage, who owned Flood’s Bar and Grill, while promoting for his venue. When Turnage passed away, Vance pursued the old Dominos Pizza building outside of his neighborhood, naming it after his grandmother, Josephine.
“Cooking has always run in the family,” Vance says. “My grandmother was a great cook who used to walk every day to her job working at the cafeteria in Baptist Medical Center.
I took up cooking myself and just took to experimenting and blending different things together. Now I got people coming through all day every day, and I’ve seen people line up around the building. It just seems like a blessing from God.”
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Lee Dan Vance, Jr., was born June 08, 1958. He was the second child of four children born to Lee Dan Vance, Sr. and Josephine Hayden Vance in Jackson, Mississippi. A great man of faith and integrity, Lee attened Anderson United Methodist Church where he also served as an usher. Lee was a 1976 graduate of Lanier High School. During his time at Lanier, Lee was a member of the football team, Class President and Most Handsome. He would go on to matriculate at THEE Jackson State University, where he would graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications. Lee was honored by Lanier as the Alumnus of the year in 1995-1996. He was proudly 833 for life.
Being a faithful servant of the community, Lee became the Chief of the Jackson Police Department in September 2014 and later decided In 2019 to run for the position of Hinds County Sheriff. He was elected Sheriff in November 2019 and begin serving until his death on August 3, 2021.
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Lee Dan Vance, Jr.
June 08, 1958 – August 3, 2021