Lucile was born November 19, 1928 in Soperton, Georgia but moved to Bradenton as a young child and lived in Bradenton or Anna Maria the rest of her life. Although she was born into a poor family, she thrived on caring and providing for others. Her loving husband of 69 years could attest to that should he be alive today.
In today’s troubled times of apparent violence, greed, divorces (and well you get the picture), Lucile couldn’t understand or fathom the unrest and unhappiness that some possessed. She was just content to be surrounded by loving family and maybe go fishing when the weather was right and the fish were biting.
If she passed a baby on the street or in a store, that baby was going to get her undivided attention... Babies were put on this earth, in her opinion, to be doted on and loved. It didn’t matter if it was a stranger’s baby or not.
She never wanted for anything but that was easy for her because she didn’t want anything ... except maybe happiness for her children, grandchildren and husband. If they were happy, so was she.
Later in life, Alzheimer’s seem to take hold but she never really lost sight of what was important... family. She may not have been able to go fishing but she could recall the fun times and let you know she usually always caught the most fish.
And in the very end she could still blow kisses and smile and wave.
She was asked by her granddaughter if she believed in God. It was a question since she was not a church goer. Without hesitation and a big smile she said, “Of course I do!”
And when finally she passed, she got her final wish she and her daughter had both discussed over the years. “I just want to fall asleep some day and not wake up”. And she again got her wish.
May she now be with her loving husband Ernie and her son Little Ernie while waiting patiently for her daughter Brenda Twiss, son-in-law, the “King” Bob Twiss and grandkids, Jennifer Cart, Little, Little Ernie Morris and Greg Morris, and great-grandsons Brendan Cart and G2 Morris.
A committal service is scheduled for Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2 pm at Sarasota National Cemetery.
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