Lela Irene Eason, 94, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at her residence.
The Bulloch County native was a member of Rincon Baptist Temple, where she had been named Mother of the Year several years ago. She had been a seamstress at several garment factories.
Survivors include her children, James Paul Eason (Roberta), Gerald Lehman Eason (Nancy), Ouida Hinely (special friend, Billy Sheppard), Karen Loper, and Angie Askew (Chuck); sister, Lois Grovenstein; brothers, Wallace and Horace Black; 23 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Wednesday, March 12 at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home.
The funeral was Thursday, March 13 at Rincon Baptist Temple.
Graveside services followed at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery near Baxley.
Remembrances may be made to Rincon Baptist Temple, P.O. Box 253, Rincon, GA 31326.