Obituary of Mary Lucy Edgar
MaryLu O'bannon Edgar
Mary Lucy O'Bannon Edgar 78, faithfully finished her race as she entered the gates of Heaven on Friday March 4, 2022. After a courageous battle with cancer, she is now resting in the arms of her Savior.
Born in Arcadia, Florida on January 17, 1944, she was a "preacher's kid" that lived all over South Florida. In her junior year of high school, she attended and graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennesee. It was there that she met the love of her life, Dennis. They eloped in 1961, and Mary claimed that at least she got her "Mrs. " degree. The Edgar familybegan to grow in 1962. Mary spent her time being a doting mother and loving wife. She enjoyed her work as the director of the LaBelle Church of God Academy. In 1982, Dennis and Mary felt the call of God on their life to dedicate themselves to work for the Lord in full time Ministry. They began as the Associate Pastor for the LaBelle Church of God. Their ministry continued while pastoring churches in New Jersey, Jacksonville, Clewiston, and Alva. MaryLu also served as the church secretary for the LaBelle Church of God and on the Ladies Ministries Board for the Florida Church of God. Another of her accomplishments include the management of the Lake Wimauma Convention and Campground Center.
Mary had a servant's heart. She brought joy and laughter to all she encountered. To know Mary was to be loved by her. She was at her best when she was planning and event or cooking a meal for those she loved. She took pride in the details like having the perfect table setting or decorating her home for every season. Nurturing animals and enjoying the gifts of nature were moments that she treasured. The mission of her life, however, was serving, sharing, and worshipping the Lord.
MaryLu was preceded in death by her daughter: Julie; her parents: Floyd and Julia (Fulghum) O'Bannon; her brothers:Floyd "Fingers" O'Bannon, James " Jim" O'Bannon, John O'Bannon, Robert ( Bob) O'Bannon, and a sister Elizabeth (Betty) Hynes.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 61 years Joseph Dennis, her children Denny (Cindy), Daryl (Marsha), and Sara (Dennis) Barnes; a quiver full of beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. She took great pride in her family, making each one feel special and loved beyond measure.With a kind word, a card, a phone call or a sweet smile, she was both an encourager and everyone's prayer warrior. Her warm and friendly smile could brighten even the darkest of days.
The family will recieve friends on Tuesday March 8, 2022 from 10 to 11 AM at the Labelle Church of God 590 E. Hickpochee Ave.
Funeral Service will follow at 11 AM with Pastor Gobble officiating. Interment will be at Ft. Denaud Cemetery.
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