Maratha Marie Lea

Maratha Marie Lea, 85, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her residence. She was born December 31, 1928 in Manifest to the union of Walter Ebenezer and Mary Penny Phillips Weeks. Mrs. Lea was a Certified Nursing Assistant. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church in the Wallace Ridge Community with the Revs. Todd Tucker and David Poole officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd R. Lea; her parents; a brother, John Weeks; and grandsons, Bobby Reid and Christopher Lea. Survivors include three daughters, Ann Dingles, Linda Mason Pittman and Ludie Hawthorne, all of Harrisonburg; three sons, Ray Lea of Enterprise, David Lea of Harrisonburg, and Lloyd Lea, Jr. of Jonesville; two sisters, Laura Nettles of McComb, MS and Lorriane Weeks of Harrisonburg; three brothers, Tollie Weeks and Jessie Weeks, both of Harrisonburg, and James Weeks of Jonesville; 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ray Lea, Jr., Kevin Reid, Dustin Mason, Caleb Lea, Anthony Lofton, Coby Lea, Carl Micheal Williamson, James Cripps and William Cripps. Honorary pallbearers were Nick Parker, Wesley Lea, Carl Lea, Jr., Dee Lynn Mason and Ethan Parker.
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