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Evelyn Lucille “Lucy Lou” Wilkinson Story

  • Birth 17 Mar 1921 Thackerville, Love County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 17 Dec 2010 Pittsburg, Camp County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Pittsburg, Camp County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 63049914

LUCILLE WAS BORN EVELYN LUCILLE WILKINSON ON MARCH 17 (ST. PATRICKS DAY) 1921 IN THACKERVILLE, OKLAHOMA. SHE WAS RAISED IN THE WALNUT BEND, HORSESHOE BEND, GAINESVILLE, THACKERVILLE AND MARIETTA AREAS.SHE ATTENDED WHITE ROSE SCHOOL. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF MISS MAE J IDELL AND MR BENJAMIN A. WILKINSON. SHE MARRIED WILLIAM HARLEY SAWYER AND AFTER HAVING TWO SONS AND EIGHT YEARS OF MARRIAGE THEY DIVORCED. THEN WHILE VISITING
HER FRIENDS CLYDE AND MARGIE STORY IN GLADEWATER, TX. SHE MET THE MAN SHE WOULD CALL THE LOVE OF HER LIFE UNTL THE DAY SHE DIED, ODIA LOVEL STORY. THEY MARRIED ON JULY 12, 1945. THEY WERE QUITE A PAIR, ALWAYS SMILING, HAVING FAMILY GATHERINGS AND TAKING IN "STRAY KIDS" AND WORKING HARD IN THE SCHOOLS , COMMUNITY AND THEIR CHURCH.THEY HAD ONE DAUGHTER TOGETHER AND RAISED HER BOYS.
LUCILLE WAS A WONDERFUL COOK, A QUILTER AND WON MANY BLUE RIBBONS FOR HER MASTERPIECES. SHE LOVED TO WORK IN THE YARD AND GREW BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS. SHE AND HER HUSBAND ALWAYS TOOK THIER DAUGHTER AND A GROUP OF TEENAGERS TO THE LAKE CAMPING AND TAUGHT JUST ABOUT EVERY KID IN TALCO TO WATER SKI. THEIR HOUSE WAS THE GATHERING PLACE FOR ALL THE KIDS WHEN PATTIE WAS GROWING UP BECAUSE HER PARENTS WERE SO "COOL"!SHE HAD A QUICK WITT AND WAS A FUN WOMAN TO BE AROUND. SHE KEPT HER SENSE OF HUMOR RIGHT UP TO THE END.SHE ALWAYS HAD A TWINKLE IN HER BLUE EYES AND ONE ALWAYS WONDERED JUST WHAT SHE HAD BEEN UP TO.
LUCILLE PASSED FROM THIS LIFE FRIDAY MORNING DECEMBER 17, 2010 AT 7:32 AM AT THE HOME OF HER DAUGHTER WHERE SHE HAD LIVED FOR THE PAST 13 MONTHS. HER DAUGHTER AND SON IN LAW WERE HOLDING HER HANDS, HER GRAND DAUGHTER, TABATHA WAS THERE AND A HOSPICE NURSE, DOYLE WAS PRAYING FOR HER TO HAVE PEACE WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY.
SHE SURVIVED MANY TRAGEDIES IN HER LIFE BUT SHE ALWAYS MANAGED TO KEEP HER FAITH IN A LOVING GOD THAT KNOWS BEST AND ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT THERE WERE MANY BLESSINGS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.
SHE IS SURVIVED BY 2 SONS, KENNETH SAWYER OF AVINGER, TEXAS AND WILLIAM LEWIS SAWYER AND WANDA OF LEESBURG, TEXAS. 1 DAUGHTER, PATTIE MARIE AND WILLIAM DOYLE McCLUNG WITH WHOM SHE LIVED.2 SISTERS, VIRGINIA AND TOM BORDONARO OF PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA AND JUDY AND RICHARD GIVENS OF PORTERVILLE, CA.2 STEP BROTHERS, JEFF GRAHAM OF TUCSON,AZ AND CHARLES AND COLEEN GRAHAM OF WASILLA, AK. 12 GRANDCHILDREN, 26 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN,24 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, 1 HONORARY GRANDCHILD AUBREE RAE THOMPSON OF PITTSBURG, TX AND HER FAITHFUL COMPANION , HER DASCHAUND MISS WHEEZY ANNE.MANY NIECES, NEPHEWS, COUSINS AND A HOST OF FRIENDS.
SHE WAS PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS,2 STEP MOTHERS,BESSIE TRAMMELL WILKINSON OF WASCO, CA AND MARIE GRAHAM WILKINSON OF GROVE, OK, HER EX- HUSBAND HARLEY SAWYER OF MONTICELLO,TX, HER LOVING HUSBAND ODIA L. STORY OF TALCO, WHO SHE REST BESIDE,1 SISTER BILLIE KOUKLIS OF ORE CITY,TX 3 BROTHERS, JAMES LEWIS, JERRY WAYNE AND BENNIE HUGH WILKINSON ALL OF WASCO, CA. 1 GRANDSON, RODNEY L. SAWYER OF PITTSBURG,TX 1 GRAND DAUGHTER MIRANDA NICOLE ARCHER OF EASTOVER S.C. 5 GREAT GRAND SONS, STEVEN CHASE ELLIS, ASA AND BRYAN ELLIS OF KEENE, TX. TANNER FILKINS OF CLEBURN, TX.AND NATHANIEL JAMES HACKLER OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS 2 GREAT GRAND DAUGHTERS EMMALYNE CLAIRE HACKLER OF BILOXI, MS. AND KACEY KLAIRE HACKLER OF COLLEGE STATION, TX.2 DAUGHTER IN LAWS, VIRGINIA JOYCE SAWYER OF MICHIGAN AND PEGGY ANN SAWYER OF AVINGER, TX.
VISITATION WAS HELD ON DEC 20, 2010 FROM 7-9PM AT BATES COOPER SLOAN FUNERAL HOME IN MT. PLEASANT, TEXAS.
GRAVESIDE SERVICES WERE HELD AT 2 PM DEC 21 AT MACEDONIA CEMETERY IN PITTSBURG TX. EULOGY WAS GIVEN BY HER GRAND DAUGHTER, TABATHA HACKLER AND SCRIPTURE AND PRAYERS WERE GIVEN BY REV. DON MALONE.
PALL BEARERS WERE JACKIE HACKLER OF SIMPSONVILLE, TX
MELVIN DAVIS OF PITTSBURG, TX, SCOTT THOMPSON OF PITTSBURG,TX, JERRY BROWN OF TALCO, TX, RODNEY PACK OF BETTE, TX AND REGGIE ALFORD OF BRYAN, TX.
DONATIONS IN HER MEMORY MAY BE MADE TO:
CYPRESS BASIN HOSPICE INC. PO BOX 544 MT. PLEASANT, TEXAS 75456-0544



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Gravesite Details Step Mother's Memorial Link's : #1 Bessie Alma Trammell #33860151 and #2 Bama Marie Lynn Graham # 8587068
  • Created by: PATTIE STORY HACKLER McCLUNG
  • Added: 18 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63049914
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Evelyn Lucille “Lucy Lou” Wilkinson Story (17 Mar 1921–17 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63049914, citing Macedonia Cemetery, Pittsburg, Camp County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by PATTIE STORY HACKLER McCLUNG (contributor 47119983) .