Eureka Helen Ledford, age 90 of Murphy, NC went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 21, 2022.
She was a faithful member of Mt. Liberty Baptist Church and was a devout reader of the Bible. Eureka was the oldest member of the church.
Eureka was born August 8, 1931 to the late John Lester and Kate Clonts Stiles. She worked for many years at Fambro/Super D and enjoyed helping and talking with customers. Eureka was an excellent cook and many will miss her delicious coconut cake. She liked to read, do word search puzzles and travel. Eureka was a great seamstress and made many outfits for her daughters and great granddaughters. She had a green thumb and could grow bushes and trees from small cuttings. Eureka enjoyed working in her yard; mowing and trimming bushes.
Her real enjoyment was her family. They were the light of her life. Every moment of her life she loved her family and prayed for their safety and good health. Eureka treasured every visit from her family and friends. She looked forward to the next time of getting together.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jesse Lee Ledford; four brothers, Ray, Troy and wife Loreta, Gordon and J.L. Stiles; and one sister, Leota Stiles.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Stone (David) of Gloucester, VA and Pamela Sandidge (Terry) of Acworth, GA; eight grandchildren, Coleece Posey Cochran (Bryson), Mandy, Thomas, Robert, Patrick, Jillian Landeen (Kirk), Misty Gravley (Jamie) and Jessica Harrison (Sean); three great granddaughters, Diamond, Cameron and Brynn; five great grandsons, Bailey, Brody, Kadin, Talen and Colton; two sister in laws, Deanie Stiles and Sue Newton; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and one sister, Eulala Cook.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 12 pm, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Zack Orton and Rev. Terry Sandidge will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry Stiles, Reggie Pendley, Jamie Gravley, Sean Harrison, Bryan Cochran and Rondal Phillips.
The family will receive friends from 11 am to 12 pm, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.
A meal will be provided after the graveside service. Everyone is invited to stay.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or Building Fund, 1700 Old Murphy Road, Murphy, NC 28906.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
You may send tributes to the family at www.townson-rose.com