ForeverMissed
CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

11am on May 22nd, 2021

First Baptist Church Indian Trail
732 Indian Trail Fairview Road
Mailing: P.O. Box 2550
Indian Trail, NC 28079
P: 704.882.1005

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We have heard this generous phrase from so many of you in the past few days. We are so grateful for all your loving words, messages and photos. They are comfort to our souls and hearts as we navigate life without our precious Letha. The areas of need are help for funeral costs, medical expenses, and tuition for her grand-daughter Aizley who she had been supporting as she completes her high school eduction at Metrolina Christian school.
Prayers 
This the the number one gift you can give to our family. We can feel the peace of God and covet your prayers most of all.
Words of Comfort + Memories
We would love to hear your Letha stories. We can’t get enough of her voice, wisdom, photos and how she touched your life while she was here on earth.
Financial Support 
Digital Gifts : a gofund me page has been set up for Letha’s medical expenses 
Checks : Ben (Frank) Fuller | 3500 Brookstone Trail, Indian Trail, NC 28079
Posted by Jasmine Ellis on May 22, 2021
It took me some time to even come and write here. Mrs. Fuller’s homegoing has affected me in ways I did not foresee. I still remember meeting Mrs. Fuller when I came in to interview at Charlotte Christian. Her warm smile greeting me. Throughout my entire time there almost every day I took time out to go to the office, grab a mint, and chat with Mrs. Fuller and Mrs. Eichorn. Small talk, deep talk, all talk. Or the 101 times my dad and I were late to school, the GRACE she extended was without bounds. Her love for Jesus, family, and even her Job was just contagious to me. Although after I graduated from CCS our conversations were just catch-ups on social media or mutual events, she asked me on Facebook, for my mother and me to come and see her a couple of months ago. During our visit, we spoke on the Lord(Jesus), how he continued to make a way in her situation, her love for her family, and where she currently stood in her decisions with God. At the end of our conversation that lasted a couple of hours, she looked at me and asked “You’re going to be ok if I go on and be with the Lord right? Knowing that I am at peace with going.” The question hit me, I had only been asked that question by my grandmother, who also prepared me for her passing. I knew that Mrs. Fuller was preparing for her transition to heaven. Even in her situation, she was still acting as an extended mother. So to the family, thank you for sharing her with the hundreds of kids that she imparted into daily. I loved your mom and pray the love she shared every day will be spread across your family for generations to come.

God bless,

Jasmine Ellis
Posted by Molly Hair on May 17, 2021
Mrs. Fuller was a friendly face I saw often in my four years of upper school.
Driving 45 minutes in each morning from lake Wylie, SC, I was often late.
My dad would help us out and call mrs. Fuller to let her know that we were running late and often come up with a story about why. I’m sure mrs. Fuller saw right through it, but she had a good sense of humor about it. She and mrs. Eichorn were the faces that greeted anyone coming into the building. I graduated CCS in 2013 and am now wishing I had taken the time to go back and let Mrs. fuller and some of the other faculty and staff know how much I valued my time with them and appreciated them.
Mrs. Fuller also told me I reminded her of Julie Roberts, so naturally I wanted to be around someone who gives me a compliment like that!
My prayers are with her family and friends in this time and I wish I could go back and thank Mrs. Fuller again for her kindness and for not giving me detentions for all the times I was late.
Posted by Judith Parris on May 15, 2021
Chuck and I met Letha and Ben when we joined their Life Group at FBC Indian Trail. We had moved to Indian Trail for a time as we were building our retirement home in Murphy because we wanted to attend/join the church. Little did we know what wonderful people we were going to find and love.  I remember the first time I saw Letha, her smile was from ear to ear. Then, being in class with her you knew her love for Jesus. Her beautiful voice singing Jesus songs, her vibrant personality, her love for Ben, and her love for her family became known so quickly. She loved on us as well. I will miss seeing her beautiful face, smile and her arms uplifted praising God in the choir on the first row so very much. I loved hearing about Grace, her children, and all her grandchildren. I felt like I knew them all just hearing her talk so excitedly and lovingly about them.  I will miss her, but know one day we will meet again!
Posted by Katie Somerville on May 13, 2021
I’ll never forget my only interaction with Mrs. Fuller. I stepped into the CCS Upper School office with a heavy heart because of something my child was going through. Mrs. Fuller greeted me with her 1,000-watt smile and then looked at me intently and asked if I’d like a piece of candy. She then asked if I liked Mickey Mouse and started chatting about how she wanted to go to Disney World soon. I couldn’t help thinking, “Yes, I would like some candy and I do like Mickey Mouse!” She retired shortly after, but her perceptive care for me stayed with me. Now, when faced with a hardship, I automatically think, “Yes, but there’s always candy and Mickey Mouse!” In the greater sense, she reminded me that there is always hope and something to be grateful for.
Posted by Cynthia Frasiet on May 13, 2021
Mrs. Fuller- Our hearts are heavy with your passing, but we are grateful that you are out of pain and now home in God’s loving embrace. I wish I had told you more often how truly thankful I was for your front office “mothering” of Jack and Blake. I’ll always cherish the times you caught Jack in some tomfoolery (fake dentist appointment/ off campus shenanigans). You laughed with me, commiserated with me and cared for Jack in such a positive, yet firm & loving way. He adored you! You will forever be a beautiful memory & we are so lucky you touched our lives. Your radiant smile will stay with us. Sending your family peace and love at this difficult time.
Posted by lizzie lineberger on May 12, 2021
My sweet Mrs.Fuller. You had no idea the impact that you had on every Charlotte Christian student. I will forever remember walking into high school and seeing your bright smile from the front office. I will cherish the sweet memories of sharing silly stories and laughing with you. You were always so supportive of me and made sure to let me know how much you loved my hair and wanted to dye yours the same color. On days that I was late to school and had to drop in to see you to get a tardy, you were always there to greet me with joy. Maybe even checking a few tardies as excused when they shouldn’t have been because you knew I had a hard morning. Mrs.Fuller, your joy will never be forgotten. You had the most beautiful spirit and faith in God. Even though your battle with cancer was hard and gruesome, you kept that amazing smile on your face and praised the Lord. I will forever look up to you and the joy you carried along with your faith. I will continue to pray for your family. And though my heart is saddened by your loss, I know that you are as happy as can be by the face of God. I love you forever.
Posted by Donna Thomas on May 12, 2021
Letha Fuller (we always called each other by first and last names because they were short!) had the unique ability to find humor in every situation. Her laughter was infectious! She was a very loving and devoted friend to me (and my husband) over many years. She was always joyful and never hid her light from anyone. Letha made herself available to me for advice and encouragement any time I needed it. She always wanted the best for me and my family. I learned a lot from her about walking daily with Christ and being able to share my faith with others. She helped me get my first job after college. Letha even knew I was pregnant before I did!! When I became a mom, she knew that my daughters needed to be raised in a Bible believing church and insisted we visit her church. She helped us sell our first home and find our forever home, too. I’m grateful God chose to bless my life with Letha and Ben. She loved her sweet husband and sons very much and had more than enough love to give when her boys married and gave her grandchildren. Letha & Ben Fuller will always hold a very special place in our hearts.
With much love and many prayers,
Donna & David Thomas
Posted by Mindy Eichorn on May 12, 2021

How do you put into words 11 years of working side by side in the upper school office? Years of laughter over the silly antics of teenagers; years of serving the daily needs of the parents, faculty and students; praying with them, laughing or crying with them, navigating life with them in the microcosm of a highly energetic, and often stressful, world. I’m grateful for the support we gave each other as we journeyed life together in and outside of the office. Oh, the conversations we had which most often concluded in giggles, tears, prayers, or advice. Our Lord knew that we needed the balance of each other and I am grateful that He did. You will be missed, dear one. But I take a little bit of you with me as I complete the journey: Be bold, Be grateful, Praise Him always. 
Posted by Tonya Goodson on May 12, 2021
To describe Letha - the sweetest lady who always wore a smile and was never at a loss for kind and welcoming words. I met her when my boys came to Charlotte Christian in high school. It was a hard transition for them but she was a bright light for all of us. Every time I walked in to the office she would mention something about one of them and it was obvious she loved all the kids that walked into the front office. She sold Mary Kay and I was thrilled to learn that. She considered that a "ministry" and always gave a 30% discount.  When the pandemic started.... she got sewing! I went to her house to pick up some masks and she had picked out some colors she thought I would like which describes her to a tee. Then she proceeded to give me a tour of her home and show me all the projects her husband had worked on or was working on. It was so obvious how deeply she loved him. I am a better person for know this special angel on earth and so are my boys. I will miss her. I am sure she is being her jolly beautiful self in heaven. 

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Posted by Jasmine Ellis on May 22, 2021
It took me some time to even come and write here. Mrs. Fuller’s homegoing has affected me in ways I did not foresee. I still remember meeting Mrs. Fuller when I came in to interview at Charlotte Christian. Her warm smile greeting me. Throughout my entire time there almost every day I took time out to go to the office, grab a mint, and chat with Mrs. Fuller and Mrs. Eichorn. Small talk, deep talk, all talk. Or the 101 times my dad and I were late to school, the GRACE she extended was without bounds. Her love for Jesus, family, and even her Job was just contagious to me. Although after I graduated from CCS our conversations were just catch-ups on social media or mutual events, she asked me on Facebook, for my mother and me to come and see her a couple of months ago. During our visit, we spoke on the Lord(Jesus), how he continued to make a way in her situation, her love for her family, and where she currently stood in her decisions with God. At the end of our conversation that lasted a couple of hours, she looked at me and asked “You’re going to be ok if I go on and be with the Lord right? Knowing that I am at peace with going.” The question hit me, I had only been asked that question by my grandmother, who also prepared me for her passing. I knew that Mrs. Fuller was preparing for her transition to heaven. Even in her situation, she was still acting as an extended mother. So to the family, thank you for sharing her with the hundreds of kids that she imparted into daily. I loved your mom and pray the love she shared every day will be spread across your family for generations to come.

God bless,

Jasmine Ellis
Posted by Molly Hair on May 17, 2021
Mrs. Fuller was a friendly face I saw often in my four years of upper school.
Driving 45 minutes in each morning from lake Wylie, SC, I was often late.
My dad would help us out and call mrs. Fuller to let her know that we were running late and often come up with a story about why. I’m sure mrs. Fuller saw right through it, but she had a good sense of humor about it. She and mrs. Eichorn were the faces that greeted anyone coming into the building. I graduated CCS in 2013 and am now wishing I had taken the time to go back and let Mrs. fuller and some of the other faculty and staff know how much I valued my time with them and appreciated them.
Mrs. Fuller also told me I reminded her of Julie Roberts, so naturally I wanted to be around someone who gives me a compliment like that!
My prayers are with her family and friends in this time and I wish I could go back and thank Mrs. Fuller again for her kindness and for not giving me detentions for all the times I was late.
Posted by Judith Parris on May 15, 2021
Chuck and I met Letha and Ben when we joined their Life Group at FBC Indian Trail. We had moved to Indian Trail for a time as we were building our retirement home in Murphy because we wanted to attend/join the church. Little did we know what wonderful people we were going to find and love.  I remember the first time I saw Letha, her smile was from ear to ear. Then, being in class with her you knew her love for Jesus. Her beautiful voice singing Jesus songs, her vibrant personality, her love for Ben, and her love for her family became known so quickly. She loved on us as well. I will miss seeing her beautiful face, smile and her arms uplifted praising God in the choir on the first row so very much. I loved hearing about Grace, her children, and all her grandchildren. I felt like I knew them all just hearing her talk so excitedly and lovingly about them.  I will miss her, but know one day we will meet again!
her Life

Just the basics

Letha was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and graduated from Independence High School.  She spent most of her working career in school administration and recently retired after 19 years at Charlotte Christian School.  She made lifelong friends and impacted many students lives along the way.  For the past 3 years, Letha and Ben welcomed into their home, Grace Gao, a student from China attending Charlotte Christian School, and who became, for them, daughter, and for Grace, her “mama and papa”.  Letha’s love of God and her church was evident in the many years she spent singing in church, choirs, praise teams, and programs.
Recent stories

Partners In Crime

Shared by Laura Dulin on May 15, 2021
On the evening of October 13,2020, Letha contacted me through Facebook messenger. She wanted to talk about what had been discovered that day and she wanted to talk to someone that could possibly relate. She had seen my posts on Facebook regarding having recent brain surgery for a cerebral brain leak and tumor. My heart sank when she told me that she had been found to have two to three brain masses. Letha and I had met in Jr High. We shared a few classes together, but what I recall is all the joy and laughter we shared! I instantly was drawn to her sweet spirit and that precious laugh! We began to have daily talks on messenger. During our surgeries and both having middle of the night insomnia, we began chatting around 2:30-4am. Oh how I cherish each conversation we had about our surgeries, and this journey we found ourselves on. Many conversations were about our precious Lord and what he had brought us through. Letha’s love for God and others was so very evident in each and every conversation. After she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, during one of our wee hour conversations, I asked her what she was really feeling, how was she really coping? I expected a pause, but in true Letha fashion, she spoke right up. She said as a believer her situation was a win win. She was going to see Jesus a lot sooner than most of us and she was so excited by the reality of that. She then asked me what God had taught me through this journey. I told her that I was clinging to Jesus, but one night I vividly saw him at the foot of my hospital bed. He was patting my right foot and smiling. I audibly heard him state “ it’s ok to cling to me, but at times you need to let go and let me hold YOU “. We decided then that we would both let Jesus hold us and we dubbed ourselves “partners in crime” on this journey we found ourselves on. Letha was one of the most devoted followers of Christ I’ve ever had the privilege to call friend. I’m so blessed by the life she breathed into mine over the past 7 months. This time was much shorter than I prayed for, yet she filled every second she was given with life lived to the fullest. A life that shared Jesus, love for worship filled songs(Way Maker), and love for others. I miss our “wee hour” conversations, but I know I will walk the streets of gold with my precious friend someday soon. My journey will have a different outcome. Her prayers for me were answered as my tumor is benign. It is my prayer that Ben, Lydia, Leslie, her parents and grandchildren all allow Jesus to hold them just now, and that those whom don’t know Christ will have come to know him because of Letha’s life of example. I will miss you my partner in crime. Save me a place in the Alto section, I’ll be singing with you soon.
Shared by Linsey Fuller on May 12, 2021
My dear sweet Letha Allen Fuller, Mother in law and most of all friend went to be with Jesus this week.
I just can’t express the loss I feel as I sit and right this post. I’ve started to write several times but just couldn’t find the right things to say (as if there is some magical "right thing") …I just wanted to call her and talk it through. We were the best of friends and I always would tell people how lucky I was to have her. So I’m just going to pretend like she is sitting next to me in the car and tell her all the things in my immediate southern accent that would appear every time I was with her.
Nanny what a journey this has been right? Remember the time when you are Marla Cyree surprised me when you flew from NC to Portland to be with me when Max was a baby and Robbie Fuller was traveling to just love on me! I remember screaming Nanny Fulls and walking into your arms as your face squished into my boobs cause you are so stinking so short. We both cried because in that moment of early exhausted motherhood you came to my rescue with your presence, humor, love and friendship. Ah how I am going to miss riding in the car with you. We have some of our best chats in the car. I will miss every car ride to the beach we would have had to talk about parenting, marriage, Jesus and music. I will miss singing harmonies with you, finding new bubble tea places with you are Aizley ( I will keep up that tradition with her for sure). I will miss every diet we never got to do together and try and figure out how to still have that bubble tea. I will miss binge watching Grey’s Anatomy and every Hallmark Christmas movie with you. I will miss you pointing out every house on our way from your place to Helen Harless Allen and Paw paws and telling me the history of it and why you loved it. I will miss sitting out on the porch with you and the rest of the L's Lydia Allen Williams, & Leslie N William Beck in the rocking chairs and laughing till we pee our pants.
Brain Cancer. I hate those words. I have heard those words too many times. When my amazing best friend Christina Ahmann Nevill was ending her journey here on earth you took me to see the movie Safe Haven. We didn’t realize but the movie had a storyline where a momma has passed away from cancer and left notes for her family to read along the way after she was gone. ( I mean it’s a Nicholas Sparks movie so we should have known. ) We were both undone in that theatre holding hands and weeping for Christina. I will never forget that night.
I will always remember the love you gave me in my grief. I will always remember the way you would help repoint my heart to the future and the day I would see her again. I now hang on that love and wisdom as I hold your two grand babies and your amazing son Robbie as we weep for you. You have made me a better mother, you have made me a better wife. You have been a mother to me. I hope someday I can teach Max and Maddie how to worship like their Nanny did.
I hate that you are gone. I love that you are home. In Christ there are no goodbyes. As Maddie said….”I’ll see ya when I get there.
Love your daughter, Linsey