Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Geneva Rummage McLester

Geneva Rummage McLester, 89, of Albemarle passed away Saturday, July 1st, 2017 in Stanly Manor.  Her funeral service will be 11 AM Monday July 3, 2017 in West Oakboro Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Austin officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oakboro Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:30 at the church prior to the service.

Born October 21, 1927 in Stanly County, NC she was the daughter of the late Harris Rummage and Lula Hatley Rummage. She was a member of West Oakboro Baptist Church.  Mrs. McLester retired as an Inspector with Stanly Knitting Mills.  She loved quilting, reading and gardening.

Ms. McLester was married to the late Jesse William “JW” McLester who preceded her in death on March 4, 2017. Survivors include one son; Ricky Lynn McLester (Debra) of Albemarle; one daughter; Pam Wise (Eddie) of Albemarle; one daughter-in-law; Loretta McLester of Albemarle; five grandchildren; Allen McLester (Suzanne), Jennifer Walker (Jim), Heather Wise, Alex McLester, Megan Chamberlin (Mike); four great-grandchildren; Grayson McLester, Barrett McLester, Shelby Walker, Grace Chamberlin and a brother John Rummage.  She is preceded in death by one son; Larry Neil McLester.

Memorials may be made to West Oakboro Baptist Church, 16803 Silver Rd., Oakboro, NC 28129.


  • Lori Booth Posted July 1, 2017 2:57 pm

    Alan, so sorry to hear of your grandmother passing, she was such a sweet lady. Will be praying for you, and your family.

  • Clegg and Elaine Eudy Posted July 1, 2017 7:29 pm

    Such a very special lady, always giving and strong, worried about others until the end. She will be missed by many. Our deepest Sympathy to Pam and Rick and Alan and the other grandchildren. God Bless and Comfort you.

  • Crystal Kennedy Smith-Whitley Posted July 1, 2017 10:39 pm

    Very fond memories of JW and Mrs Geneva from Eudy’s Red and White. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Rita Lykke Posted July 1, 2017 10:50 pm

    Ms. Geneva was a precious lady.. Prayers for the family.

  • Sharon Thompson Posted July 1, 2017 11:01 pm

    Allen, I was so sorry to hear of Geneva’s passing. The McLester family has been so dear to me through the years. Please know that you all are in my prayers. May God bless you.

  • Renea Holmes Posted July 2, 2017 10:07 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Thru so many years, what wonderful memories we have shared. I will always cherish them. Allen and Loretta I love you dearly and hate I can’t be there,
    “What A Day That Will Be” When I look upon “His Face”
    Can you imagine?
    She is surely celebrating now, with many loved ones!
    May God surround you all and give you peace.
    Renea Holmes

  • Elaine P. Smith Posted July 3, 2017 9:04 am

    I loved Jay & Geneva from the first time I met them. They were such great and kind neighbors and always had a smile and kind word to say. The neighborhood certainly has lost someone so very special. Prayers for the McLester family.

  • Betsy & David Heath Posted July 4, 2017 7:08 pm

    Thinking of you.

  • Dwight and Vicky Eudy Posted July 11, 2017 11:21 am

    Our deepest sympathy to Rick, Pam, Alan and the other family members. We loved Geneva and enjoyed each and every visit with her and Jake. We will all miss them so much. We send our love and prayers to each of you.

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