|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1911|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 2003|
Lila Faye Lindsey, age 92, of Russellville, died Tuesday, December 9, 2003, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. The youngest daughter of the late Nathaniel and Gurtha Holden Burk, she was born November 7, 1911, in the Mary Niblack community near Ardmore, Oklahoma. She married Judge B. Lindsey on July 1, 1931, who preceded her in death on October 7, 2000. Together she and Rev. Lindsey were former pastors of First Assembly of God in Russellville. She was a partner with her husband in every aspect of ministry whether singing, assisting in activities, but especially in prayer. She was a true prayer warrior.
Prior to pastoring, she traveled with her husband as an evangelist. Often she would drive him to the church he would be preaching at that night after him working all day in the Shell Oil Fields in the panhandle of Texas. Together they pastored three churches in their lifetime: First Assembly of God, Russellville, from 1944 through 1953; Covina (California) Assembly of God from 1953 through 1971, and Putnam City (Oklahoma) Assembly of God from 1971 through 1973. They returned to First Assembly of God in Russellville in August, 1973, and contiuned there until his retirement in April, 1978.
Lila Faye Lindsey was best known as "Madam Queen" which is what her husband called her, and it quickly caught on because she was truly a queen. She will be greatly missed by many because of her friendly smile, encouraging demeanor and thoughtfulness.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, John Wayne Lindsey; three brothers and a sister. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Judge C. and Moreen Lindsey of Greenfield, California; two granddaughters and a grandson-in-law: Heather Lindsey of Russellville; and Shana and Greg Myers of Parker, Texas; two great-grandchildren: Kristopher Lindsey-Myers and Lindsey Nicole Myers, both of Parker, Texas; two sisters-in-law: Pat Lindsey of Alto, Texas; and Anna Burk of Sacramento, California; and many nephews and nieces.
Funeral will be 2 P.M., Thursday, December 18, 2003, at the Shinn Chapel with Rev. Larry Moore, Rev. Leon Ketcherside and Rev. Mike McNeeley officiating. Soloists for this coronation service will be Ray Baker and Cindy Reed. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
Active pallbearers will be G. C. Tucker Jr., Garland Baker, Ben Burk, J. B. Underhill, Keith Underhill and Samuel "Bus" Rye. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Tucker, Verna Apple, Glenna Baker, Evelyn Brooks, June Burk, Shirley Craig, Naomi Darter, Billie Hightower, Nina Hughes, Virginia Jamell, Louise Kendrick, Lesdean Ketcherside, Thelma Kinslow, Bobbie Moore, Edna Poe, LaVita Whitford and Virginia Rye.
Judge Battle Lindsey (1912 - 2000)*
Rest Haven Memorial Park
Created by: Yonda Bailey
Record added: Dec 11, 2008
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