Lexie M. SoutherlandNovember 29, 1934 ~ January 13, 2018 (age 83)
Lexie Mae Lester Southerland, born in 1934, got her wings on January 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jodie Lester and Florree Adams Lester. She attended Dunbar High school and worked in the Tin Mill at Weirton Steel for 25 years. A former member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and member of First Baptist Church of Wellsville, Ohio where she joyfully served many years before as the church cook, usher board, secretary of the choir, mass choir member and Angelicas.
She was also a member of the Down Memory Lane Homecoming committee. Lexie loved playing catcher for a fast pitched softball team out of Aliquippa that traveled the county, as well as being a former member of the Biggio softball team out of Steubenville, Ohio.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, Dwayne (Sandi) Lester, Tracey Lester (Rich) Locke, Dionne Southerland and Dr. Natalia Southerland. Her grandchildren, Ryan (Mike) Higgins, Whitney Lester, Brad (Alisha) Jeter, Lindsay Lester Taylor, Dwayne Lester II, Lyric Washington, Tracy Locke and precious great grandchildren, Keone, Kameron, Kalei, Kristopher, Kiera, Brooklyn, Sophia, Madison, Melanie, Nickolas. A host of nieces and nephews and friends. There will be no visitations per her wishes. There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date. The family would like to thank her friends at Freedom Place, especially Lynn and the wonderful nurses at Weirton Medical Center and the wonderful staff at Valley Hospice.
Services entrusted to the Vinson House of Mortuary