|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1924|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 2004|
Mabel Lorena Ray "Lo" Potts was born in Dickson County, Tennessee August 17, 1924 to the late Hubert and Mabel Watts Ray. Lo passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 exactly one week later than her husband of 56 years, Bill Potts.
Lo was a true, gracious southern belle and though her accomplishments may not receive the acclaim of public figures, her life was equally or more successful.
Lo was a loving and caring Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, who really believed in family. She had a great love for her family and friends. She was a graduate of Dickson High School where she was a majorette. She later attended the Ward Belmont College in Nashville. A life long member of the First United Methodist Church. Member of the Book Review Club of Dickson, Lo was an avid bridge player who loved all that she played with. She was a lover of her pets and everyone elses. Lo's life followed the moral code of her generation. She supported her community by being involved in clubs, and worked in many elections through the years. Most importantly, however, Lo was devoted to God and the church and lived her life following Christian values.
Lo may not receive the public acclaim of others, but in the quiet moments when we remember Lo, it is very obvious that her successes are goals that we should strive toward in our lives. Public acclaim is soothing to an ego, but fade quickly. Lo's successes embraced the hearts of those who knew her and that will be with us forever.
Lo is survived by her daughters: Ann Potts Sechser and her husband, Don of Franklin and Carol Potts Sensing and her husband, Barry of Franklin; her grandchildren: Martha Tidwell, Will Tidwell, John Sensing, Ann Sensing, and Lindsay Sechser; her sisters: Mrs. Virginia Ray Hayes of Dickson, and Mrs. Aletha Ray Mayes and her husband Jack of Dickson; several nieces and nephews.
"Truly I say, knowing Lo is one of my life's greatest pleasures and I'm certain I'm not alone with that feeling." written by a friend
"Family is a word reserved for the people born to be closest to you. They have a birthright to the title which is simply automatic. But brothers and sisters, cousins, and uncles and aunts aside, it seems to me that we have become ‘family' to one another. We are related because we want to be, not because we happen to be. And a family feeling between friends is something to cherish. It shows a depth of caring beyond the ordinary."
by author Jane Parker Resnick
William Anderson Potts (1921 - 2004)
Created by: Gene Bruce
Record added: Apr 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68827029
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