Lovie Mae Turner


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Lovie Mae Turner Sudderth

May 06 1907 - Sep 15 2007

Lovie Mae Turner Sudderth entered into the gates of heaven on Saturday, September 15, 2007 leaving a legacy of life and love of 100 years, 4 months and 9 days. A celebration in honor of her life and legacy will be held at the First Baptist Church of Leonard on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. with Bro. Eddie Frazier, Bro. James Ralson, Bro. Morris Robbins and Bro. Bill Ryan officiating. Lovie Mae was born on May 6, 1907 near Leonard, Texas to Cora Mattie Griffin Turner and Marcellas Leo Turner. Lovie had four sisters and one brother. They were raised by their father, Marcellas. On November 18, 1922, she married Joseph Tucker Sudderth. They made their home on a family farm on the “Ant Trail” (FM 1553). They raised their five children on the farm. After 62 years of marriage, Tuck passed away on August 5, 1985. She later married Tump Rivers who passed away on March 12, 1998. Lovie was an awesome Christian lady who loved her Lord, her church, her family and her friends. The loss of Lovie will leave an emptiness that cannot be filled but her legacy and the impact she had on the lives of those around her will provide the strength we need to carry on and impact others and show God’s love just as she did. Lovie was saved as a young lady and served as a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Bailey in the nursery, on various committees, in Vacation Bible School and as a faithful servant of the Ruth Sunday School Class. On November 7, 2004, Edhube Baptist Church became her church and church family where she served until her health failed. Lovie loved her church and church family. Lovie was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Tuck Sudderth and Tump Rivers, one brother, four sisters, two sons; Joe and Bill Sudderth, and two granddaughters. She is survived by three daughters; Betty Miles of Cleburne, Georgia and Mack Nelms of Ector and Mary and James Simmons of Bailey; twelve grandchildren, Cheryl and Daulton Halliburton, Barbara and Greg Nuckols, Judy and David Julian, Mike Sudderth, Dolores and Kenneth Thorne, Janice and David Norwood, Tom and Laura Sudderth, Donna and Barry Bullard, Charlcene Swinney, Charlotte and Kerry Kearney, Wanda and Kevin Timmons and Cherie and Joe Frazier; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; twenty great-great grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; three step-children and numerous step-grandchildren and a long time and faithful friend and caregiver, Peggy Thompson. Lovie is known for her love for others at church, in the community, at the Snap Center and in the Nursing Home. Lovie….known as Mom, Grandma, Granny, Grandma Lovie, Granny Grunt, and Aunt Lovie lived a legacy of what life is all about…hard work, good cooking, homemade jelly, fried everything, fishing, dominoes, laughing, dressing up for talent shows, Halloween, canning, gardening, love for Christ, praying, attending church, being a friend and loving her family. Pallbearers will be grandson, Tom Sudderth and grandsons-in-law, Daulton Halliburton, David Julian, Barry Bullard, David Norwood, Kerry Kearney, Kevin Timmons and Joe Frazier. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill and Glen Simmons, Tim Brown, Pat Sitzler and Joe Murley. The family will receive friends at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Leonard, Texas from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2007. Lovie’s celebration of life will be on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Leonard with interment at Grove Hill Cemetery.
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