LAWNDALE-Flossie Lee Costner Meade, 101, of 470 Vic Randall Road, Lawndale, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
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Born Mar. 27, 1911, in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose Kelly Costner and Susie Peeler Costner.
She was a homemaker and was the oldest living member of St. Paul Baptist Church. Mrs. Meade enjoyed working with her hands. She would spend hours quilting and doing her needle work. She also loved to grow vegetables and flowers in her gardens, which she would share with family and friends. In her later years, she would spend time working her puzzles. The light of her life was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Meade; son, Kenneth Meade; great-grandson, Grady Morrison; three brothers, Everett Costner, Arthur Costner, and Gerald "Bunny" Costner; and six sisters, Lizzie Costner, Madge Costner, Eula Downs, Elaine Causby, Maybelle Willis and Stella Newton.
Survivors include a son, Dwight Meade and wife Joyce of Fallston; five daughters, Margaret Brackett and husband R.A. of Casar, Mary Sue Boyles and husband Jack of Toluca, Janell Earl and husband Tryon of Roswell, Ga., Patsy Pennington and husband Don of Casar, and Dianne Morrison and husband Jimmy of Casar; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Meade of Casar; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Maurice Costner of Casar and Flay Costner of Shelby.
The family would like to give special thanks to Susan Wilson, Betty Mellon, and the nurses and caregivers of Hospice Cleveland County for their loving care and support during Mrs. Meade's illness.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Baptist Church, Casar
Officiated By: The Rev. Keith Fulbright
Burial: St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home of Fallston is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C.
28150 or to St. Paul Baptist Church Fellowship Building Fund, 337 Hull Road, Casar, N.C. 28020
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey Funeral Home - Fallston
846 E. Stagecoach Trail PO Box 639 Fallston, NC 28042
Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 10, 2013