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Lena Mae Farmer Pope, 64



Lena Mae Farmer Pope, 64 of Charlotte, gained her angel wings and went to be with our Heavenly Father on July 13, 2015. She was born on February 3, 1951 in Mountain City, TN to the late Avery James and Eula Mae Needham Farmer. Upon graduating high school, Lena attended beauty school and had a successful career of modeling for Revlon Makeup and Belk Department Stores. Some of her greatest young adulthood memories are from her modeling years in New York City. After her modeling career, she worked in the business/financial world for many years. Lena was a very active member of her community and children’s lives. Her children were the light of her eye. She had an infectious personality and had a love for volunteering and helping others. She loved arts & crafts, flowers & gardening, Duke Athletics, and yearly family vacations to the beach.

Survivors include her son Johnathan Pope of Charlotte; daughter Jennifer Balesky and husband Thomas of Cornelius; brothers, Thomas Farmer and Fred Farmer and wife Nancy; granddaughter, Brianna Yates; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Farmer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Walter “Bobby” Pope and brother James Farmer.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, July 25 in the chapel of James Funeral Home with Rev. McCray Holmes officiating. Visitation will be 1-2PM prior.

James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com