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Starmount Church
Monday March 28th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Starmount Church
Monday March 28th, 2022

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Ebenezer ARP Church Cemetery
Monday March 28th, 2022

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Lester Lee Bigham

Lester Lee Bigham, Sr. (Lee) went home to his Lord and Savior on March 23, 2022.  He was 88 years old.    He was proceeded in death by his wife of 57 years, June, and his youngest daughter, Elizabeth Apel.  He loved Jesus and his family and prayed for each one by name every night.  He is survived by his children, Dottie and Larry Schwarz (Phoenix, AZ), Teresa and Brady Hanes (Clover, SC), Lee and Mary Bigham (Maple Grove, MN), and Lorn Apel (Budapest, Hungary); 16 grandchildren: Lacy and Jonathan Ingle, B.J. and Rachel Hanes, Seth Hanes and Amanda Costanzo, Shea and Steven Weathers, Jessan Bigham, Caleb Bigham, Joel Bigham, Micah Apel and Emily Russell, Eliza Apel, Kwar Kwar and Sa Mu Ku; and 8 great grandchildren:  Porter, Evie Grace, and Leah Hanes, Elizabeth and Emily Ingle, Flynn Weathers, Leo and Theo Moo. 

He served as a paratrooper in the US Army.  He lived in Charlotte, NC all his life.  He worked as a machinist at Holman Moody, where he enjoyed working with NASCAR people and cars, and finished his working career at Hoechst Celanese.  After retirement he and June traveled through 49 states in their motorhome, as well as traveling to Hawaii and abroad.  He enjoyed woodworking and liked to create wood projects for family and friends.  He was a life-long member of Ebenezer/Starmount Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. 

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As we grieve your passing, I know you are rejoicing in Heaven and reunited with June and Libby and the Lord! I enjoyed growing up around your family and going to church with you all and the great fellowship! You will be missed.

Jimbo McCall Mar 29 2022 9:37 AM

Spending 2+ years at Starmount with such wonderful members was truly a very special time for us. Getting to know Lee in that short time is now a sweet memory. Giving and receiving a hug from Lee EVERY Sunday he was there just adds to those memories as I think back. Rest in the arms of Jesus, your Lord and Savior dear one...

Cindy Conner Mar 27 2022 7:39 PM

I miss you already "Pops". As sad as I am that you're gone, I'm thrilled that you are with your Lord and Savior and reunited with mom and Libby. You were one of the best examples of a true Christian that I had the privilege of knowing.

Liz Mar 27 2022 9:29 AM

Your Dad was such a special part of Ebenezer Church. We pray God will comfort your family at this time. Teresa, Gus, Eloise and Gene.

Teresa Psomadakis Mar 27 2022 9:20 AM