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Avelina Lugtu was born Avelina Puri on February 14, 1920 in the Philippines and passed June 18, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.
She married Alberto B. Lugtu September 15, 1937, and together they had 11 children: Orlando (and Rosita)
Lugtu, Alfredo (and Leonor) Lugtu, Francisco (and Rosita) Lugtu, Abelardo (and Teresita) Lugtu, Eduardo
(and Consuelo) Lugtu, Lolita (and Reynaldo) Dimalanta, Emerita (and Juanito) Castro, Herminio Lugtu, Lilia
(and Marlon) Raquiza, Alexander (and Robin) Lugtu, & Virginia (and Gerardo) Vergara. “Grandma Lugtu,” as
she was affectionately called, had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who loved her dearly.
Avelina was a loving, caring, and hardworking daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She
was known for her hospitality and unselfish concern for others which endeared her to all who had the pleasure of
Over half a century ago, Avelina was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. From that time forward, she showed
by word and example how people could benefit their lives by serving Jehovah.
Avelina will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. We eagerly await the time when our loving Heavenly
Father Jehovah will reunite us with our dear “Grandma Lugtu.”
The Lugtu Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Ms. Avelina below.