Lora Mae Canter

March 21, 1930November 8, 2018

1930-2018 Lora Mae Pedigo Canter, 88, of Chattanooga, TN, went home to be with her Lord on November 8, 2018. Lora was born March 21, 1930 in Beaumont, Texas, and was the daughter of the late Louis Pedigo and Lydia Pedigo Wood. She graduated from French High School in Beaumont in 1947. She married Roger E. Canter on September 2, 1950 in Viton, LA. They resided and raised their family in Midland, TX. Lora was an enthusiastic golfer and sports woman. She enjoyed golfing and hunting and loved scuba diving and fishing. She also earned her pilot license. She was up to a good challenge and a competitive board game player! God gave her to us, and she gave us the knowledge of God. Forever in our hearts. When she wasn't enjoying her hobbies, Lora spent her life in ministry. She was very active in the Changed Lives Tape Ministry with Ben Haden for 46 years. She also was active in the His Way Ministry in San Francisco, CA in the early 80's. In Midland, TX she was an active member of Midland Bible Church leading ladies Bible studies. Lora was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, TN. She was a loving mother to the late Frank D. Canter; Lisa L. Canter, Ennis, MT; Eloise Canter Taylor and husband Mark E. Webb, Christoval, TX and Cathy Canter Jennings, Austin, TX. She was an affectionate grandmother "Gam" to 4 grandchildren, Erin Taylor Cotto, Levi S. Taylor, Kyle Jennings, Dean Jennings, and their father Burt Jennings. Great grandmother of Shane Hensley, Tristan Cotto, & Gunner Cotto. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Claude, Carl, and Louis; sisters, Florence and Ethel. She is survived by her siblings, Betty Mixson, College Station, TX and Larry Pedigo (Linda), Buna, TX. Her family is forever grateful to the caregivers these past 6 years in her home. Thank you, Velva Moore (the one who went above and beyond making her life complete), Shalon Dozier, Brittany Patterson, Joyce Finley and Gwen Chandler. She will be missed dearly by her friends and church family. Services will be held in Beaumont, TX on Tuesday, November 13 at 11:00 AM. The pall bearers will be Levi Taylor, Kyle Jennings, Dean Jennings, Shane Hensley, and Rob Cotto. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Chapel in Chattanooga, TN on Wednesday, November 28 at 11:00 AM. Family will receive friends from 10:30 and 11 AM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Changed Lives, P.O. Box 100, Chattanooga, TN 37401; The Alzheimer's Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Dr. #6, Chattanooga, TN 34721 or Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Please visit to share condolences and view the memorial tribute. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421. .

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Heritage Funeral Home 7454 E. Brainerd Road Chattanooga, TN 37421 423-894-2010


  • A Celebration of Lora's Life Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Lora Mae Canter

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