Lea C. Farmer
Wrens, GA – Lillian “Lea” Corgiat Farmer, 86, loving wife of the late L. J. Farmer, Jr., entered into rest Friday evening, May 25, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, May 28, 2012 at Ways Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Turpin and Rev. Jerry Cole officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Lea was born to the late Peter and Dora Corgiat in Frontenac KS and grew up in Detroit MI. She married the love of her life in 1946. Lea worked at Camp Gordon and Georgia Power and was a homemaker. She was an active member of Ways Baptist Church where she played the organ, taught Sunday School and was a member of the WMU. She was also an active member of the Home Demonstration Club. She enjoyed arts and crafts as well as sewing, knitting and crocheting. Lea was a sweet, classy lady with a unique sense of humor. Her strong, independent nature was superseded by her unconditional love—she made everyone feel loved and accepted. This kind, generous spirit will be greatly missed.
Lea is also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Mike Meeks; a brother, Marvin D. Corgiat; and a sister, Leola C. Dancy. Survivors include her children, James Lee Farmer (Pam) and Jill F. Meeks; “Nana” to five grandchildren, Kathryn Meeks, Kimberly Farmer, Jack Farmer, Jamie Farmer and Jeaunae Farmer; 8 great grandchildren; 4 nieces; 2 nephews; and many friends. Pallbearers will be Jack Farmer, Steve Anderson, Jimmy Gay, George Hopper, Randy Lanier, Vince McNair and Jim Milton.
The family will receive friends at Ways Baptist Church one hour prior to the services on Monday, May 28, 2012, from 10:00-11:00AM.
The family request memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas TX 75284-0692.
Legacy of Love
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.