Lona Geneva Meares
May 12, 1935 - July 10, 2019
Come celebrate my life and legacy, Lona G. Meares, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother on Saturday July 13, 2019 at Barr-Price Funeral Home in Lexington, S. C. from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with a memorial service following at Green Lawn Memorial Park at 2:30 pm. Facilitating my celebration is Rev. Gary D. Johnson and Pastor Jimmy Jones. Serving as pallbearers are Donny McElveen, honorary pallbearer, Chris Johnson and Kent White, Stephen Johnson, Brandon Lambert, Aaron G. Smith, Bill Meares, II and Bill Meares, III.
I, Lona Geneva Meares was born in Columbia, S.C. on May 12, 1935 to my loving parents, Theodore Leroy Wood and Evelyn Baughman Wood. On Jan. 2, 1954 Bill and I were joined in holy matrimony in Columbia, S.C. I was honored to be married to Bill for 65 years. He is the love of my life, and I will forever cherish the loving memories we shared with our family!
Bill and I have five beautiful children, Evelyn L. Johnson (Gary) of Lexington, S.C., Janet L. Meares of W. Columbia. S.C., Karen D. Jones (Jimmy) of W. Columbia, S.C., Bill N. Meares (Donna) of Blythewood, S.C., Beth M. Smith of Roswell, G.A. You each hold a dear & loving place in my heart, and I will forever cherish our memories together. Surviving are my precious sisters, Shirley Roberson Wood Herz of Nashville, N.C., Gayle A. Wood Jones (Randy) of Gastonia, N.C., Linda Wood White (Woody) of Lexington, S.C. and my loving brother Carroll E. Wood (Mae) of Pensacola, Fla. My beautiful sisters-in-law, Mable Wood (Earl) of W. Columbia, S.C., Frances Bolin Wood (Leroy) of Gaston, S.C. Words can't explain how dear and precious you are to me! To my precious grandchildren, Donny (Amanda), Christie (Brandon), Bill, III, Jessica (Michael), Chris (Stacy), Tyler, Cherie (Jonathan), Stephen, and Aaron. I want you to know how much grandma loves you and I want to challenge you to give your heart to Jesus so I will see you real soon! To my adorable great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Isaiah, Noah, Liam, Brennon, Brianna, Andrew, Savanna, Ayden, Hannah, Aubrey, Vincent and Nathaniel. Grandma loves you dearly and I'll see you in heaven soon!
Thank you for celebrating my 'life' and 'legacy' today!! It means so much to me. I want you to know how dearly I love you all and I can't wait to be reunited with you again real soon. I challenge you all to make sure you have given your life to Christ. Put God first, then family and everything else will fall into place.
To my husband, children and grandchildren, all of you are in line for 'Generational Blessings' in Duet. 28. With my authority as your wife, mother and grandmother, I pray today 'Generational Blessings' over your life from this day forth until I see you again!! I am preparing things in heaven right now for us, until we are reunited again as a family.
Geneva, Mom, Grandma
'Weeping endureth for a night, but joy comes in the morning'.
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