We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Slate Funeral Home
Annetta Louise Lener of King, NC. Daughter of Milton Griffey and Sue B. Blankenship succumbed to Covid19 after a short illness on December 9th 2021. She passed with all her children beside her.
Born in Freeburn, KY, a place she loved with a passion along with her memories of her grandmother Easter (Estep) Mounts. Trains and the Tug River filled her heart. Her travels through life took her to new homes in Norfolk and Wytheville, VA to Washington DC as a young woman. Then to WV for a short time but spending most of her life in Ohio, raising us 5 children. Spending the last 17 yrs. in NC.
She was an only child but was a mother of 5 children who all adored her. An amazing, beautiful, intelligent woman with piercing deep set blue eyes and just a classic beauty. An American Patriot, animal rescuer and advocate for so many walks of life. She surrounded us with arts, music, and the need to always crave more knowledge. She inspired us to always achieve and once you met your goal. Achieve some more! She found beauty in everything. As an animal rescuer she took in animals no one else wanted. They filled her day with love and joy.
While preceded in death by her beloved husband Nicholas Lener all her/their children and their children live on.
Mark (Annette) Eggers, Julie Barnes, Anthony (Karen) Eggers, Nicole (Chris Surratt) Lener and Steve (Stephanie) Lener.
Grandchildren; Jason, Brandie (Obadiah), Alex, Ashley (Josh), Adam, Dylan, Annah (Zach), Mason (Asylyn) and Nicholas. Step Grandchildren; Daylon, Jacob, Blaze, Jason, Johnnie and Lonnie
Great Grandchildren; Austyn, Elijah, Kady, Gauge, Aiden, Ashton, Rylan, Alianna, Amiya and Rowan. Step Great Grandchildren; Jacob.
In keeping with her wishes there was no funeral/memorial services. With her children by her side, she was direct cremated which completed her life’s journey.
Her Granddaughter said, “There’s a lot of animals in heaven that everyone’s been taking care of waiting for Grandma to get there”. What a grand welcoming that must be!
In Honor of: Annetta Louise Lener all donations can be made at.
Pike County Animal Shelter (606) 432-6293.