Lela Mae (Luther) Lucas Edwards

LEWISTOWN – Lela Mae (Luther) Lucas Edwards, 90, formerly of Kish Apartments, went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, at 7:35 a.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter – William Penn.

Born May 16, 1922, in Osborne, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Carl and Edna (Lawrence) Luther.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence G. Lucas Jr., on Feb. 17, 1975, and her second husband, David Edwards.

She was also preceded in death by brother, G. C. Luther, and an infant brother, Dale Luther.

Surviving are: children, Melanie Palmer, of Talkeetna, Alaska, Lawrence C. Lucas and wife, Dee, of Burnham, and Kim Lucas and wife, Cindy, of McAllisterville; stepchildren, Randy Edwards and wife, Carol, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Dean Edwards and wife, Gloria, of Charlotte, N.C., and Dale Edwards and wife, Ann, of Rockingham, N.C.; grandchildren, Todd, Ami and David, of Alaska, Kimberly, of Lewistown, Megan, of Florida, Joshua, of Montana, and Jacob, of Colorado; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Lela was a 1940 graduate of Rockingham High School and attended Queen City Business School, in Charlotte.

Lela was an active member of First Baptist Church, in Lewistown.

She enjoyed reading, listening to music and time with family, especially her grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Paul Carter officiating.

Interment will be held in Juniata Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 111 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or to Mount Pleasant UMC, 861 Grassy Island Road, Ellerbe, N.C. 28338.

Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Online condolences may be made at www.hoenstinefuneralhome.com.