George “Leroy” Lancaster, 77, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018, while residing at Signature Health Care Facility.

Leroy was born Oct. 16, 1940, to Ellen Lovegrove and George Robert Lancaster, deceased. He retired from Newsome Oil Co. after 25 plus years. However, retirement didn’t stop there, he worked over 10 years for Affordable Heating and Air Conditioning. He was one of the best technicians in his trade.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Sankey and wife (Vickie), Donald and Ronald: two sisters, Lillian Oliver and husband (Thomas), Martha and husband (Robert). He is survived by his daughter, Shannon L. Birdsong and husband (Sam); two grandsons, Cody and Dylan Birdsong; sisters, Shirley Powell and husband (JD), Alice Darlington and husband (Jimmy), and sister-in-law, Robbin B. Lancaster of Georgia; and many nieces, nephews, and family friend, Alvin Davis.

Visitation will be held at 11a.m., followed by a memorial service to celebrate Leroy’s Life Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Good News Baptist Church, 714 Highway 125. The Rev. Jimmy King will deliver the service. Cards and condolences can be sent to Shannon L. Birdsong, 314 Marshall St. Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 520 Smith Church Rd Roanoke Rapids, NC.

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