Maggie Esther Lash was born May 14, 1922 in Italy, Texas. She completed her earthly journey, closed her eyes in peace and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 27, 2019.
Maggie was the second oldest child born as a twin to I.H. Wallace and Maggie Anderson. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Texas and attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Her family moved to Columbus, Ohio in the early 1940’s. Maggie began her first job at Fat Fisher restaurant in Columbus as a cook and hostess. She continued to hone her cooking skills at various restaurants and facilities such as Jerry’s Drive-In, Worthington Social Club, Kinder Care and Lutheran Senior Citizen. Maggie retired as a kitchen supervisor from the Mt. Vernon Plaza Restaurant in the late 1980's. In her retirement, Maggie continued to work at St. Stephen's Health Center in service to the homeless for six years. During family occasions, Maggie, could be counted on for her cooking including baking pies and her famous cakes and famous banana pudding.
Maggie accepted her LORD and Savior Jesus Christ in 1963 at the Church of Christ of Apostolic Faith and was Pastor by the late Bishop K.F. Smith and the late Elder Ernest Hardy. She served as an altar worker and as a missionary in the church for many years, traveling to many cities to minister the word of God.
After the passing of the late Bishop K.F. Smith, Maggie attended Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church pastored by the late Elder Trout. She was a missionary and apart of the prayer band ministry where she visited and prayed for patients in the hospital. Later, she returned to Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith and continued to serve in the ministries. Maggie carried her missionary passion into her personal life as she had a heart for people who were displaced by providing food, a safe place to stay and money to assist along their journey.
Maggie joined in marriage to William r. Lash, Jr. in 1948 and to this union five children were born; three daughters and two sons.
Maggie is preceded in death by her parents I.H. Wallace and Maggie Harris, twin sister, Henrietta Williams- including 9 siblings, daughters Jacquelyn Bradley and Vickie Lash, son Gary Lash Sr., grandsons Rahim Tye, Kahlief Tye, and Gary Lash Jr., and granddaughter Brittany Lash. Left to cherish her memory is her sister Barbara Jo Franklin, son Apostle William A. Lash, III (Kendall), daughter Brenda Tucker (Daryl) and their father William R. Lash, Jr., son-in-law Robert Bradley, granddaughter Minounique Lash, grandsons Kevin Wade, Larry Wade, William “AJ” Lash, IV, Victor Lash and Anthony Lash and a host of great grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Family will receive friends Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at the Chapel of White's. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate.
Arrangements by WHITE’S FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 867 S. JAMES ROAD, COLS, OH 43227, BENJAMIN F. “BENNY” WHITE, JR, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, (614)947-1123, whitesfh867.com.
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