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 Author: Bob Mary Tester Lozano Posted Date: July 8, 2018
(September 17, 1926 - July 6, 2018)

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Obituary Picture     Mary Rosalie Tester Lozano, age 91, formerly of Sugar Grove, passed away Friday evening, July 6, 2018 at Glenbridge Health and Rehab of Boone.
    Born September 17, 1926 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Walter Ray and Ida Ward Tester. Mrs. Lozano was a member of Timbered Ridge Baptist Church. She also was founder and a founding member of Gethsemane Baptist Church. While living in Melvindale, she served as a member of the Eastern Star.
    The focus of her life was love of family and friends. An avid gardener, she enjoyed raising flowers and vegetable gardening.
    Mrs. Lozano is survived by her daughter, Pamela McElreath and husband, Jimmy, of Sugar Grove; sons, Ray Lozano and Kim Lozano and wife, Claudette, all of Grand Rapids, Michigan; grandchildren, Amy Madrigal of Dearborn, Michigan, Jason McElreath of Boone, Lynnea Dunlap and husband, Sean, of Sugar Grove, and Brandon Lozano of Los Angeles, Ca.; and great-grandchildren, Sylas and Iris Dunlap, Lola and Emma McElreath, and Luca Madrigal.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Lozano; sisters, Nannie Grace Dishman and Doris Tester; and brothers, Clyde and Paul Tester.
    A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, July 10, at 3 oclock at Timbered Ridge Baptist Church, 163 Timber Ridge Road, Sugar Grove, NC 28679. Officiating will be Pastor Derick Wilson. The family will receive friends following services at the church. Graveside services will be private.
    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Timbered Ridge Baptist Church, in care of Dana Millsaps, 304 Smith Henson Rd., Sugar Grove, NC 28679.
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    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Lozano family.

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