Fannie Belle (Lookadoo) Hager

April 22, 1916 ~ December 15, 2019 (age 103)


Fannie Belle Lookadoo Hager, age 103, died Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Fairhaven of Forest City where she was a resident.  Fannie was one of twelve children born to the late James Monroe Lookadoo and Lillar McFarland Lookadoo  on April 22, 1916 in Rutherford County.  Most of her life was spent in Mecklenburg County where she and her husband raised their family and they were members of First Baptist Church of Matthews, formerly known as Matthews Baptist Church.  She worked for Terrell Machine Company in Charlotte where she retired.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Hager,  her sisters, Heggie Johnson, Lora Hutchins, Rainey Lookadoo and Mattie Lee, her brothers, Wayne Lookadoo, Raymond Lookadoo, Claude Lookadoo, and Chancey Lookadoo.

Survivors include her sons, Mike Hager and wife Cynthia of Ellenboro, Doug Hager and wife Laura of Charlotte, her brothers, Oliver Lookadoo and John Lookadoo, and a sister, Sue L. Toms of Forest City.  There are also four grandchildren, Michael Bacon, Melissa Sulewski, Andrew Hager, and Ryan Hager, and four great-grandchildren, Owen and Emmett Bacon, Maggie Sulewski, and Roux Hager.

The funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, December 19, 2019 in The Padgett and King Chapel with Reverend David Upton officiating.  Interment will follow with a service from the graveside at 3 o'clock at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawyers Road, Charlotte, North Carolina with the Reverend Ron Gregory officiating.  Visitation will be from 10 until 11 o'clock Thursday prior to the service at the mortuary.

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