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Thellis McDonald Lancaster - Madison Parish, Louisiana


From Monroe News-Star October 21, 2012

Thellis McDonald Lancaster, a resident of Tallulah, Louisiana, for 57 years, died on October 18, 2012, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center.

Mrs. Lancaster was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Benoist Lancaster, of Tallulah. She was preceded in death by nine of her ten siblings, Lois McDonald, Lamar McDonald, Irving McDonald, Percy McDonald, Leo McDonald, Ava Tate, Dr. Bonnie McDonald, Elsie McDonald and Edd Reed McDonald.

Mrs. Lancaster is survived by her children, Kent Lancaster, Ava Lancaster and Lauren Stein; her daughter-in-law, Janet Lancaster; her son-in-law, Dr. Murry Stein and her grandchildren, Adam Lancaster, Stephen Lancaster and Miriam Stein.

Mrs. Lancaster was born Thellis Omera McDonald in Clarke County, Mississippi, on April 29, 1927, to Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Webster McDonald and was the youngest of their eleven children. At Mississippi State College for Women, Mrs. Lancaster excelled in drama and earned a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Speech with a minor in English. After marrying Donald Lancaster, she eventually moved to Tallulah where they raised their family and she taught English and speech at Tallulah High School for twenty years.

Although she recently moved to Baton Rouge, Mrs. Lancaster had been a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Tallulah, the United Methodist Women and the Town and Country Club, through which she was engaged in many civic activities throughout the years. She was known for her skills in public speaking and drama, her writing talent, her exceptional culinary ability and her love of family and friends.

Mrs. Lancaster's life will be celebrated at the First United Methodist Church of Tallulah on Monday, October 22, 2012, at 11:00 AM.

Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Glenwood Crothers Funeral Home in Tallulah.