Lesia Craig


Sep 27, 1955  Sep 17, 2015

– Lesia Craig, 59, loving mother, wife, sister, and grandmother, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015 after a long battle with Ataxia.

A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Jones and Pauline Ball Jones. She was also preceded in death by her brothers: Roy Lee Jones and Rickey Jones.

Lesia was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church for over 50 years, and she enjoyed helping with Vacation Bible School for many years. She retired from Enka High School where she worked in the cafeteria.

Surviving are her husband of 43 years Tony Craig; daughter, Angie Gwaltney and husband Brian of Weaverville; son, Marc Craig and wife Lizz of Boiling Springs, SC; grandchildren: Caleb, Sarah, Grace, and Bryce; sisters: Almeria Waldrop and husband Mike of Candler, Shelia Passmore and husband Jerry of Mooresville, and Pam Goodson and husband Levon of Candler; brother, Ernie Jones and wife Celina of Candler; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday at Edgewood Baptist Church, with Rev. Louis Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Edgewood Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends for 1 hour prior to services at the church on Sunday.

Anders-Rice Funeral Home is assisting the Craig Family.

The family would like to offer a heartfelt “Thank You” to her caregivers: Kim Cole and Pam Sluder, and the staff of CarePartners Hospice for their care and compassion for Lesia.