Lucy Jane Hays Lumsden went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday at noon at Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tim Lee and Jaron Andrews officiating. The interment will immediately follow in Beersheba Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Mrs. Lumsden was born July 2, 1933, in Van Buren to Bud and Mary Hays. She attended Arkansas Tech University where she was a majorette in the marching band. She was the bookkeeper and co-owner of Lowndes County Radial Tire for many years. Jane was a loving mother and grandmother who provided much unconditional love and support to her family. She was also known for helping other children who needed extra care and attention. She will be remembered for her sweet spirit and her luscious coconut cakes.
In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter, Laura; sister, Wannie and husband Tom; and brother, Bill and wife Peggy.
She is survived by brother, Wayne and his wife Nancy; daughter, Lisa (Ron) Holloway; son, John K “Chief” Lumsden; daughter, Mary Diane “Dee Dee” (Dave) Andrews; and son, Jeremy (Heather) Lumsde. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Jaron (Meredith) Andrews, Heather (Roberto) Rivera, Lee Andrews, Jonathan Lumsden, Hays Lumsden, and Mallory Lumsden and her great-grandchildren, Neely Andrews, Anna Beth Andrews, and Presley Andrews.
Pallbearers will be Roberto Rivera, Tim Andrews, Peyton Ellington, Heath Forrester, Ben Lumsden and Drew Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Studdard, Howard Jenkins, Tommy Hall, Wayne Eaves, Wayne Ellis, Leroy Nickels and Jimmy Galloway.
The family would like to acknowledge family friends and care-givers Sara Ellis and Diana Granger, the staff at the Arrington (Bedford Suites) and Windsor Place, and the Baptist Hospice team.
Memorials may be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.