ASHEBORO Mrs. Lula Lee (Lou) Eason Gobel of Idlewood Drive, Asheboro, NC died Thursday, February 7 at her residence.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16 at First Presbyterian Church in Asheboro conducted by Rev. Brian Gawf and Rev. Connie Weaver. Inurnment services for family will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery.
The family will see friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. There will be a reception in the Church Fellowship Hall following the memorial service.
Mrs. Gobel was born March 23, 1927 in Greene County, North Carolina to Willie Thomas Eason and Lydia Jones Eason. She graduated from Maury High School, attended East Carolina University (ECTC) and studied at Pfieffer and High Point College. She received her degree in Nursing (RN) at N C Medical Hospital (NC Baptist Hospital). In 1952 she met Dr. William Kenneth Gobel at Baptist Hospital and was married to him October 4, 1953. They were together until he died in 2007 and were married 56 years.
Lou worked with Dr. Ken Gobel in his medical office in Denton and Asheboro and taught pediatric nursing at the Old City Hospital (now defunct) in Winston-Salem for a period of time.
Lou enjoyed reading (she was an avid reader), luncheons with her friends and most of all being with her family. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Asheboro and a member of the Westminister Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Reviewer's Book Club. She had served in the American Red Cross for 25 years. Lou was a Boy Scout and Girl Scout Leader for many years. She taught Sunday School at her former church, Central United Methodist Church in Denton, NC and was also a former chairman of the Church Altar Committee.
Mrs. Gobel is survived by her daughter, Lisa Stephanie Gobel Salo of Greensboro; sons Michael Jeffrey Gobel and wife Melissa Earnhart Gobel of Raleigh and William Kenneth Gobel, Jr. and wife Reverend Karen Crowell Gobel of Greensboro; her grandchildren, Kelly Melissa, Matthew William Arne Salo, Daniel Eason Gobel, Chloe Alexandra Gobel and her great granddaughter, Melissa Ollie Carolina Mishler (Mollie).
Lou and the family are grateful to Dr. Douglas Schutz, Dr. Christine McCarty and Dr. Munley in Asheboro and Dr. Burney and Dr. Moody in Greensboro. They are also grateful to Hospice of Randolph County for their help. Special love and heartfelt thanks to Denise Fox Brower and Bobby Parson for their loving care. Many thanks also to Megan Green, Syrena Lassiter and Ramona Creech for their help and compassion.
Memorials may be made to Christian's United Outreach Center (CUOC), 135 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203, or Brenner Children's Hospital, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021, or First Presbyterian Church, 420 West Walker Ave., Asheboro or to the donor's choice.
Briggs Funeral Home of Denton is serving the Gobel Family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.briggsfuneralhome.com