|Death: ||Feb. 27, 2011|
Adelia Inez Lundy Batson, 83, went to be with the Lord on February 27, 2011 at 2:15 p.m. She passed quietly at her home surrounded by her husband, caretaker and niece.
Visitation was from 12 noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in the Education Building of First Presbyterian Church with services following in the church at 1 p.m.
Inez, a native of Lexington, where she graduated from high school and moved to Gulfport, Miss., where she and her father were in business at Atlas Van Lines.
In 1961, she met and married Ted Batson, a young Air Force officer from North Carolina. Inez loved to travel with her husband. She lived in many locations including Tokyo, Japan, Kadena, Okinawa. She then returned to the United States to Suitland, Maryland, and later Washington, D.C. Inez loved visiting foreign countries and was in Bangkok, Thailand for 2 years and traveled to Manila, the Philippines, and many other countries.
She returned to her native land in Biloxi, Miss., in 1972 after being in Thailand for 2 years. She anticipated remaining in Mississippi, however the stay was shortened by a move to Bossier City, La., where she remained until her husband's retirement from the Air Force in 1977. She enjoyed her service moves but was ready and did return to Lexington in 1977.
Inez worked in the law office of her husband from 1980 until 1995 when he became associated with the office of the District Attorney.
Inez was predeceased by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Lundy of Lexington, her sisters Ann Roach Henley and Betty Maude White, both of Lexington. She was also predeceased by two nephews, Jackie White and Jimmy Henley.
Survivors other than her husband, Ted Batson, include five nephews: Thad Henley of Picayune, Miss., Robert Henley of New Orleans, La., Mark Henley of Hattiesburg, Drue White of Jacksonville, Fla., and Bill White of Lexington. She is also survived by three nieces, special niece Adelila Ann White Rush of Pace, Fla., Betty Lou White Hale of Pensacola, Fla., and Ann Elizabeth Henley Wilfon of Austin, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 103 Church Street, Lexington, MS or the charity of your choice.
The Holmes County Herald
Created by: Beth Austin
Record added: Mar 16, 2011
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