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Owen Funeral Home

12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA

OBITUARY

Lola M Motes

May 29, 1938November 25, 2019
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Lola Mae Motes, 81, of Kennesaw, GA, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 25, 2019. She was born in Cherokee County, GA, on May 29, 1938, to the late Manuel Asaph and Sarah A. Lee Gable. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Clyde Dean Gable.

Lola worked as the office manager at Liberty National Insurance Company for 28 years (1981-2009). She loved people, and one of her greatest joys was teaching and serving the Fellowship Sunday school class at the Church at Liberty Square for more than 25 years.

Lola is survived by her husband of nearly 65 years, John Morris Motes; sons Lanier (Sherri) Motes, Duane Motes, and Dwight (Heather) Motes; grandchildren, Caley, Garrett, Cierra, Clark, and Ivana Motes.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at The Church at Liberty Square, 2001 Liberty Square Drive, Cartersville, GA 30121 on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at eleven o’clock in the morning with Dr. Jacob King officiating. Interment will follow the service at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Owen Funeral Home on Friday, November 29, from five until seven o’clock in the evening.

Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA is honored to serve the Motes Family in this difficult time.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, November 30, 2019

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Joan Tiller

November 29, 2019

Lola Mae was a bubbly person. Always happy and loved people. She and Morris are good Christian folk who would do anything to help someone. I am grateful for having known the Motes family. To the family: I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you all at this devastating time.

Janice Anderson

November 29, 2019

Sis. Motes was a wonderful woman of God. Our families have been friends for almost 50 years. She taught me in Sunday when I was a teenager. She was my youth leader that would go bowling with us. She and her family were family to us. We always looked forward to the 1st snow of the year. We couldn't make it to work or school, but we would make sure that one of us would travel to see each other in the ice and snow and enjoy a nice warm bowl of soup or chili. The Motes Brothers/Family was always a huge part of our life growing up. Sis. Motes was always so proud of her boys and their accomplishments in singing. She will be truly missed by our family and so many others. Love to you all, Janice

Kathy Childers

November 29, 2019

What a sweet Lady !!! I was in her Sunday school class for many years .She was a great woman of God and will be missed ! She always called me and Prayed for me and my family ,now she has a front row seat in Gods Kingdom !!!

Jerrie Garland

November 28, 2019

Lola was such a dear friend of mine. I am so sorry that I am out of town and will not be there for the family and to attend her home-going celebration. I will be praying for Morris and family. Love you all dearly.

Ms. Jo Wright

November 28, 2019

I pray the comfort of the Holy. Spirit will give you peace...Miss Lola was one of the most kind and loving Christians I know....many times she went to prayer for me and mine and would recieve the answer from God.I valued her friendship greatley.I will miss her a bunch...I pray that The strong arms of God will give Morris and family strength and courage to press on.Jesus loves you all and so do I.If I can get a ride I will be there.

Caleb Wallace

November 27, 2019

Sis. Lola was an enormous blessing to my family during a difficult time in 2004. I’ll never forget her smile and her sweet spirit. Love and blessings to the family

Rachel Conner

November 27, 2019

I’m Ruth Holloway’s granddaughter and I grew up with the Motes at Cartersville Church of God. Mrs Lola was always so nice. A very sweet lady. My condolences to her family.

Elizabeth Brinkmann (Garrison)

November 27, 2019

The first memories I have of Lola Mae is from the 70’s when “The Motes Brothers” came to our church for a “singing.” She watched proudly and sang along with every song. She beamed with joy! She always seemed to be smiling and her laugh was infectious. There was never a doubt she was a Godly woman full of the spirit. After high school, I lost touch with the family but I happened upon her and Morris in the Golden Coral one night a few years ago. Once she realized who I was, she filled me in on the boys and the amazing grandchildren she had. Yet again her pride and joy just shined. I know it sounds cliche, but, she always seemed to glow. I remember thinking as a young girl she had a halo. She must have been someone really special to God.
Lanier, Duane, Dwight, I’m so very sorry for your loss. We lost Daddy a month again and it’s a grief like I’ve never experienced. Praise God, this is not goodbye! Can’t you just see her now? Singing and worshipping!

Sabrina Nix

November 27, 2019

My fondest memories of Ms. Lola were every single time I visited her Sunday School class she would, unintentionally, draw attention to me and make me stand up so everyone could welcome me back.

It embarrassed me and made me feel completely loved at the same time.

I'm one of the great many who mourn for ourselves and rejoice for her.

You and your amazing life will never be taken for granted. ❤❤❤

Susan Soi

November 26, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the members of her family. As a child, she was always the first to hug me tight and say "I love you Susie and God loves you too." She was also the first to let me know when I was doing something wrong. She was always an inspirational person in my life and her life showed the love of God in every way. She will be greatly missed by many and always loved by many as well.

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