As a young girl she was raised in church. It was there that she fell in love with Jesus and trusted Him with her heart. She dreamed as most little girl’s do of some day marrying and having children. Two things would stand her in good stead when life got hard and her future dream of being married and having children came true, her love and trust in Jesus and the lessons she had learned well from her own beloved mother.
Lucille was a farm girl, raised in the rural South by a gentle loving mother and stern father. After her mother passed away she and her sisters helped to raise each other as best they could. Life was hard without their fun loving mother who made farm work and housework seem like play and taught them to work as unto the Lord with joy and singing.
Lucille grew up, fell in love, married, and together they set up a homestead on a small parcel of land. Life took a little twist after she married and had four children when her husband suddenly passed away. She found herself a widow living on a piece of land miles from town, without any income or any means of one, unable to drive, with four young children to provide for.
After burying her husband she sat out on her tiny porch one night with her head in her hands and wept over the fact that she felt so alone. This is where the lessons she learned from her mother and her love for and trust in Jesus stood her in good stead. She poured out her sorrows to the only one who could comfort her. She told Him all her needs, even though He already knew, and she leaned heavily upon Him in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. She taught her children to lean on Jesus and to trust Him for all their needs.
To this very day she is clothed in strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days come as she says they cannot be any harder than the ones that have passed. She speaks wisdom, a frequent saying being, “I don’t know what we would have done without the Lord.” Faithful instruction was always on her tongue as she raised her children and she continues to pass it along to her grand children, and great grandchildren. She watched well over the affairs of her household and to this day does not eat of the bread of idleness. Even though age has slowed her body down it has not hampered or hindered her from thumbing through the pages of her beloved Bible and praying for her family.