Leola Lester Fogleman, age 97, of Abingdon, Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 12, 2019, at English Meadows.
She was born in Russell County, Va., a daughter of the late Joseph Albert Lester and Mary Elizabeth Sargent Lester. She and her family moved to Abingdon in 1950. She was a housewife and a devoted Christian. She loved her family, her church family and her friends. She was a faithful member of Greendale Chapel for 47 years and kept the church spotlessly clean for many years. She will be greatly missed, but we know she is with her Savior whom she trusted many years ago.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Haskel S. (Peanut) Fogleman; one sister, Hattie Boardwine; five brothers, Carl Lester, Roscoe Lester, Charles Henry Lester, Dolphus Lester, and George Lester.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Stevens and husband Everett and Barbara Turner and husband Caroll, all of Abingdon; three grandchildren, Rusty Stevens and wife Teresa, Michael Turner and wife Teresa, Angela Sullivan and husband Freddy; four great-grandchildren, Renee Stevens, Cody Stevens, Blair Turner, and Parker Sullivan; five step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 14, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Greendale Chapel with Rev. Jerry A. Eggers officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church from 6 p.m. until time of the funeral service. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Forest Hills Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Everett Stevens, Caroll Turner, Rusty Stevens, Michael Turner, Cody Stevens, Freddy Sullivan, and Rodney Lester. Honorary pallbearers will be Men of Greendale Chapel. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.
Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Greendale Chapel, P. O. Box 1314, Abingdon, Va., 24212.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the entire staff of English Meadows and Caris Hospice for the excellent care given to Mrs. Fogleman.
Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 East Main Street, Abingdon, Va., is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Fogleman.