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Luella Mae Hyatt

May 12, 1928 - March 31, 2021

Luella Mae Hyatt of Lucas, Texas passed away on March 31, 2021 at the age 92. She was born on May 12, 1928 to Russell and Neosha (Bell) Gillman in Crescent, Oklahoma.  Luella’s family moved to Kansas when she was young and she spent most of her childhood on a diary farm near Arkansas City, Kansas.  She met Cleatus Edwin Hyatt in Arkansas City, Kansas and they were married on January 23, 1946.  Together they spent the next 64 years living life to the fullest and serving and trusting God, as an example to others.  For 18 years, Lou owned and operated a coffee shop in Lubbock at the Lubbock National Bank called “The Downtown Room”.  The state of Texas awarded her business the highest honors available for cleanliness.  She was also the maker of the award winning “Lucy Burger”.  Lou was great at making strangers into friends and turning friends into family.  She was a very giving person who kept other’s wants and interests in mind.  Lou and Cleatus always had a camper, but they loved their Airstream.  She had a motto of “If the car can go there, the camper will follow”.  They loved to travel the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico with their family.  Lou could make great fried pies, especially her apricot fried pies and her peach cobblers made people come running. 

She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Lemons and husband, Jerral of Lucas, Texas; son, Glenn Hyatt and wife, Debbie of Lubbock, Texas; son, Steve Hyatt and wife, Reneé of Garland, Texas; 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, many great great grandchildren; one brother and one sister; as well as other friends and family that loved her and will miss her dearly.

Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Cleatus, parents, brother and sister.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date at the Dallas First Assembly of God, 11000 East Northwest Highway in Dallas, Texas.

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We loved her so much, most of my memories involved her, Nanny, and coffee. We love you guys, and we are praying for all of you! Misty, Cameron, Aspen, and Waylon Misty Smith, April 2, 2021 I am so sorry about sweet Lu but happy she’s with Cleatus again. Prayers lifted for you all. Denice Burnside Green, April 2, 2021 So saddened by the passing of Lou. She was such a sweet & beautiful friend. May God comfort and grant peace during this trying time. I'm assured that we will see her again. Martha & Larry Henderson, April 2, 2021