Lola Comer Upton, 80, of Wake Forest, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 28, 2014. Lola passed away surrounded by her loving family. She showed her grace and courage while battling cancer for the last seventeen months and will always be remembered for her dedication and love for her family and friends. Born and raised in Randolph County, NC, Lola was the daughter of the late Coy L. and Florence Garner Comer. She was a long-time member of Needham’s Grove Baptist Church in Seagrove, NC and most recently attended Oak Grove Baptist Church in Wake Forest.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, August 30, 2014 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Upton is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 61 years, Jack T. Upton. She leaves behind two sons, Dr. Kevin Comer Upton and wife, Mitzi, and Jerome Thomas Upton and wife, Sherry, all of Wake Forest; four grandchildren, Samuel Upton of Charlotte and Martha, Graham, and Emma Upton. Lola is survived by six siblings, Mittie Williamson, Evelyn Caviness, Helen Ritter, Betty Caviness, Carroll Comer (wife, Lynda) and Arnold Comer (wife, Patsy). In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six siblings, Ethel Kennedy, Edith Yow, Tracy Comer, Bill Comer, Mattie Needham, and Ted Comer; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Comer, and Juanita Comer; seven brothers-in-law, Ollie Williamson, Fred Yow, Colon Kennedy, Alton Needham, Clarence Caviness, J.B. Ritter, and Fred Caviness. She was blessed to have numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.
The family would like to thank all of the special caregivers who have devoted themselves to her care during her illness and the support provided by neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607; Needham’s Grove Baptist Church building fund, 359 Needham Grove Road, Seagrove, NC 27341, or to Oak Grove Baptist Church building fund, P. O. Box 63, Youngsville, NC 27596.
Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 – 7:30 Friday evening, August 29, 2014 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811)