Edith Rose Lazarus

July 6, 1931April 15, 2021

Edith Rose Lazarus, 89 of Homer formerly of Albion passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at MediLodge of Marshall, Michigan. She was born July 6, 1931 to Oscar Joshua and Dorothy (King) Lighthill in Albion, Michigan. She married Rolland M. Lazarus in 1956 and he preceded her on April 1, 2006.

Edith was often remembered for the love that she had regarding the feature films with Shirley Temple as the star. This was one of Edith’s favorite past times with her grandchildren to watch these films on the weekends. She was also remembered frequently being seen crocheting many blankets, clothing and doilies for family members. She appreciated baking and making homemade candy with Rolland and the grandkids. Her face was known to light up with smiles from the grandchildren eating the baked goods and enjoying the candy. Jerry’s favorite memory of his mother is sitting outdoors watching her crocheting and talking for hours on end. A bus seat that was set up by Grandpa Milo was the cornerstone of fond memories between Jerry and his mother. He also recognizes his time with her watching The Little House on The Prairie as something that they had done as much as berry picking together. Edith was someone quite involved in the local church, now known as Anchor Baptist Church in Homer, MI. This is the same church where she had been proud of her grandson who had served in the United States Marine Corps and had persuaded him into appearing at Sunday church in his Marine Corps Blues uniform. Whenever someone in the family would meet with Edith at her Homer apartment, she was well known for her most common phrases of “Gee Wiz” and “I haven’t seen you in ages.” Cassandra had a memory that she could recall when persuading Edith in allowing her to make Macaroni and Cheese and towering over her to ensure that she was doing it safely. Jerry Jr. was always happy when he was able to make the famous peanut butter cookies that they loved to enjoy together as well. She will most likely be in Heaven playing Solitaire as Jerry Sr. remembers her always playing the card game on her bed.

Edith is survived by her son, Jerry (Vicki) Lazarus of Jonesville, sister Patty Shaffer, brother Grant Lighthill; 3 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Also a long standing family friend, Connie Howe was a pivotal person in Edith Lazarus’ life. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son Ronald in 2004.

A Graveside Service will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Homer, Michigan on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 12:00PM with Pastor Brian Walker officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Disabled American Veterans

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Connie Howe

April 20, 2021

Jerry, Christopher & family,
So sorry for your loss. Edith was a wonderful lady I will miss seeing her & our visits. Before Covid I visited her every week with my little dog Abbey she loved her.
I have know her for around 45 years.
Edith is in a much better place.
God bless all of you I’m here if you need anything. Connie