Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


January 31, 2013

Ethel Marie “Rea” Lloyd

JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Ethel Marie “Rea” Lloyd, age 81, of Rusk are scheduled for 10 a.m., Sat., Feb. 2,  in Lynches Chapel Church with Bro. Don Copeland and Bro. Jason Thomas officiating.  Interment will be in Lynches Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk.

Mrs. Lloyd died Jan. 30, 2013 in a Tyler hospice.  She was born Nov. 30, 1931 in Sardis,  to the late Charles Norton and Ethel Meazle.  Mrs. Lloyd was a lifelong resident of Rusk and retired from Rusk State Hospital.  She was a loving person, known as “Rea” by her grandchildren, loved to read, crossword puzzles, gardening and was an outstanding PTA member.

Preceded in death by her husband, Joe Earl “Joker” Lloyd, son, Kenneth Earl Lloyd, grandson, Joel Louis Lloyd, brother, Charles Norton.  Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Ruby Lloyd of Alto,  Larry and Kay Lloyd of Rusk, James and Sherri Lloyd of Alto, New Mexico, Shannon Lloyd of Rusk, grandchildren, Mandy Lloyd Singletary of Houston, LeAnna Lloyd of Houston, Leslie Lloyd of Grapevine,  Michael Shannon Lloyd II of Rusk, Michaela Eva Marie Lloyd of Jacksonville, three sisters, Ruby Hudson of Rusk, Berniece McGruder of Rusk, Doris McAnally of Jacksonville, five great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will include Daryl McAnally, Paul Littlejohn, Wayne Monkress, Stanley Gresham, Gary Cornelius and Kirby Smith.  Honorary pallbearers will be Elbert Norton, Walter Hudson, Calvin Norton, Wayne Hudson, Andy Huddleston, Terry Vining, David Beard, Tony Garner, James Perkins Jr., Travis Edwards and Donnie Lusk.

Family will receive friends from 6  to 8 p.m., Fri., Feb. 1,  at the funeral home.


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