Ene K. Lea, formerly of Shallotte Point, went to the Lord suddenly on Jan. 13, 2013, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
She was born in 1939 in Tartu, Estonia, to August and Ahah Mardla. She was preceded in death by her mother, father and son, Robert Ruga Lea, and her deeply beloved dog, Gilbert.
She is survived by her loving husband, Bobby Lea; two sons, Andress Ruga (Maureen) and Jaan Ruga (Beth); two step-daughters, Rhonda Lea Powell (Phillip) and Sherry Lea Pearson (Jim); 11 grandchildren; and her extended family, Jill and Anthony Fallone, and Janet and John Twomey.
Ene was a long-time employee of Wags and Whiskers in Shallotte. The Rev. Robbie Stevens of Jennings Branch Baptist Church will conduct a memorial service at 1 p.m. April 20 at Brunswick Funeral Service in Shallotte.