A native of Blakely, GA, born to the late John Earl and Ruby Jarrett, Mrs. Driver graduated from Blakely Union High School and moved to Albany, GA in her 20’s. She and her husband, Oscar Thomas Driver moved to Andersonville, GA in the early 70’s and returned to Albany, GA in 1993. Mrs. Driver was an accounting manager for a department store in Albany, then worked at the United States Postal Service in Andersonville for 20 years. Most recently, she attended Lee County Church of Christ. Mrs. Driver is well remembered for her constant servant-minded spirit of generosity. She quietly fed, clothed, taught and supported countless family members and friends, and was always quick to the aide of whomever needed her most.
Lela Mae Driver
Lela Mae Driver, 84, of Albany, GA, died September 15, 2012 at Roswell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home. Minister Eddie Garcia will officiate. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Lianne A. Driver of Marietta, GA, two sisters, Louise Jarrett Lavender of Valdosta, GA and Susie Kate Dickerson and her husband, Cecil of Brunswick, GA, her grandchildren, Pam (Chris) Link of Eugene, OR, Tracy Clark of Dawsonville, GA, Jason (Sandi) Driver of Denver, CO, Jessica Driver and Brett Driver both of Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Kelly Driver of Marietta, GA, three great-grandchildren, Ivey, Skyler and Kinley, and two sisters-in-law, Joyce (Quinn) Jarrett and Joyce (Leldon) Jarrett, both of Albany, GA. She was preceded in death by her sons, Thomas Edward Driver and Buford Alan Driver, her husband, Oscar Thomas Driver and two brothers, Leldon Jarrett and Quinn Jarrett.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews’ website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
- Published: 943 days ago on September 18, 2012
- By: Staff
- Last Modified: September 18, 2012 @ 6:39 am
- Filed Under: Obituaries