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“I went to school with Jean and Janet and love both dearly. I am so sorry to hear of Lisa's passing. I couldn't believe it when I saw her obituary...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Lisa Brittain White - Morganton, NC

“Lisa was an Amazing women and it was my great fortune and pleasure to have had the opportunity to get to know her over these past years. She was...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Caroline Lynn - Valdese, NC

“So sorry Ervin to hear of Lisas passing She was such a sweet lady Praying for u and your family. Ray Clark ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Ray Clark - Morganton, NC

“I love Lisa and Ervin and the entire Suddreth family. I am so sorry for your loss. I also drove a school bus for Freedom HS. Lisa and Ervin Dale...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Nelson Walker - Virginia Beach, VA

“I worked with Lisa at Grace Hospital. She was so much fun to work with. She would go drive the school bus during the week and come in after that to...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Rachel Causby Morgan - NC

“So many emotions. Lisa, I remember all of my Sunday fun days after church. Coming over riding the moped, playing with the dogs and hanging with you...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear this news! Lisa will surely be missed! She always greeted you with a smile! Wonderful Lady! Ervin, we will be lifting you up in...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Tracy Chapman - Morganton, NC

“I had the priveledge of knowing Lisa through working at Valdese Hospital for many years. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always wearing a...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jerri Stanley - Murrells Inlet, SC

“l had the priveledge of knowing Lisa through working at Valdese Hospital for many years. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always wearing a...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jerri Stanley - Murrells Inlet, SC

“So sorry for your loss. Lisa was a positive influence on everyone she touched. She will be dearly missed. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Chris Poteet - Granite Falls, NC

“This was a gut punch.... so loved this wild and crazy lady. Loved the way she cared about my family. Always spoke her mind with a smile on her face....Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Ervin - Morganton, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ervin if you need ANYTHING PLEASE let us know. Scott and Lisa Cooper ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Scott Cooper - Granite falls, NC


Lisa Anne Suddreth Dale, age 62 of Morganton, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on September 26, 2019. She was born on February 17, 1957, on a snowy Sunday, to the late John Lloyd Suddreth, and surviving, Eunice Mae Clark Suddreth, as the first of four daughters to the couple. Lisa had a great sense of humor and led an active, fun filled life- just like her Daddy. She was also the first granddaughter to the late Woodrow Clark and Hettie (Smith) Clark, and the late John Kelly Suddreth and Annie Marie (Lunsford) Suddreth.
Lisa was saved and baptized at age 9 on May 8, 1966 and served her Savior faithfully. She taught the Bible in Sunday School for 40 years and served in various ministries and on committees in her church, Mount Home Baptist Church.
At age 16 she began driving a school bus route at Salem High School and continued until she graduated from Freedom High School in 1975.
At age 17 she began dating Ervin B. Dale and married her soul mate and love of her life on April 17, 1976. Lisa graduated from WPCC in 1977 at age 20 and began her Medical Transcriptionist career one week later at Valdese General Hospital in the Radiology Department. Her typing career extended over the next 41 years.
In 1996, while working part time, Lisa began her School Bus Ministry driving a morning route at Forest Hill Elementary School where her 4 nieces and nephew attended, Jake Katie, Jennie, Caroline and Anna-Marie. With no children of her own, Aunt Lisa loved driving "Her Kids" on field trips. She continued her morning route at Forest Hill for seventeen years. In 2014, she began driving for her STEAM Academy, the "Crown Jewel" of the Burke County School System. Her CDL/bus license have outlasted her. Over the years, she has been blessed and grateful to work alongside some wonderful and kind people.
Lisa and Ervin have played golf together for 45 years on many courses with many different people. In 2003 they built their "dream retirement home" on this Earth at their home course, Silver Creek Plantation. They have enjoyed every minute of playing with friends and neighbors. In addition to golf, they have enjoyed traveling, concerts, attending NASCAR races, football, basketball, and baseball games.
In addition to her mother, Lisa is survived by her loving husband, Ervin; her three sisters, Jean McMullin, Janet Anthony, and Jona Harrell; her nephews and nieces, Josh and Jessica Anthony, Jake and Jessica Clawson, Katie and Brett Sabol, Jennie and Austin Prior, Caroline Harrell and fiancé Tripp Poske, and Anna-Marie Harrell. Great nieces and nephews, Ella, Brooks, and Clark Anthony.
She was preceded in death by her in-laws, Eugene and Mary Wilson Dale. Her in-laws Ben I. Mull, Charles (Bud) Dale, David and Clara Janette Dale. Also a niece Beth Dale, and Nephew Brian Dale. Surviving her death are sisters and brother-in-law Mildred Mull, Hugh and Linda (Jolley) Dale; Nieces and Nephews, Nicole Mull, David Allen Dale, Rev. Mike and Alisia Phillips, Jamie and Sheri Dale; great nephew and niece, Brady and Averie Dale, Bailey and Carli Anne Phillips. Special Nephews, Tyler and Brett Hart. Lisa's life has been filled with aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, church family, friends, and neighbors of whom she enjoyed spending time with.
The family will gather at Eunice's home, which is Lisa's childhood home.
(210 Fletcher Street Morganton, NC 28655)

The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday September 29, 2019 at Mount Home Baptist Church, officiating Revs. Jerry Gamble, Preston Stainback, Mike Phillips, and Bobby Shehan. Interment will follow in the Mount Home Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Allen Dale, Jamie Dale, Josh Anthony, Jake Clawson, Randy Hart, and Kenny Pritchard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Acord, Doug Setzer, John Cansler, Wayne Herron and bus garage staff....come as you are.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Home Baptist Church, Graceful Giving/Building Fund or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Please, no online messages as Lisa and Ervin are "dinosaur's on purpose".

Special thanks to Dr. Greg Jones, Caroline Lynn, NP and staff, Dr. Kenneth Bonfield, Dr. Bruce and Rexene Jones for all their care and support.

To God be the glory for His Amazing Grace!!!!

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