Ella Marie Lancaster, 96, of Early, was called home Saturday June 8, 2019. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday June 11 at Early First Baptist Church, with Bro. Eddie Ailshie officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 10 at Heartland Funeral Home.
Marie was born on Nov. 6, 1922, in May, to Willie and Pearlie Dickerson. Marie attended and graduated from Williams school. She married L.B. Lancaster on Oct. 16, 1943.
She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Riker, Deloris Walker and husband Eugene, and Theresa Eoff and husband Travis, all of Early. She is also survived by grandchildren, Wade and Kristi Walker, Lari and Jason Foster, Heather and Scott Leach, David and Renae Riker, Brad and Michele Riker, Courtney and Nadir Dalleh, and Justin and Frances Eoff; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Sarah Walker, Kandyce Walker and fiancé Chris Brownlee, Colin Walker, Zac and Dina Foster, Mackenzie and Nate Spillane, Malari and Nash Bainy, Levi Foster, Walker Leach and fiancé Julie Hawkins, Allison Leach, Ryan Riker, Chase Riker, Ryleigh and Reide Dalleh, Austin Barnhart, and Jonathan Long; great great-grandchildren, Maddyson Walker, Kambri Brownlee, Ryko and Reece Walker, and soon to be Everleigh Dalleh. She also leaves behind numerous extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999; her parents; and her four siblings.
The family requests memorials be made to Early First Baptist Church, PO Box 3070, Early, 76803 or to Good Samaritan Ministries, PO Box 1136, Brownwood, 76804. Condolences, memories and tributes can be offered to the family online at heartlandfuneralhome.net.