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Thursday, October 6, 2022
12:30 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Mrs. Eunice Tierce Lunceford, age 97, went to her heavenly home October 3, 2022. A Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday October 6, 2022 at Campground United Methodist Church with Bro. Joe Jones and Mrs. Linda Watkins Pongerayter officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery with Magnolia Chapel North directing. Visitation will be from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. at the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Hugh Jack Lunceford; her parents John R. & Lura Tierce; sister, Reba (Lynnwood) Gilliam; brothers, John Doyle (Margaret); and W.C. (Grace) Tierce, her in laws, Leon, Kincaid (Jackie), Joe, Dan (Janice) & Tony Lunceford; Jean (Bob) Pribbenow; Minnie (Leon) Jones; Avis (Buddy) Walker; Faye (Mitt) Tubbs; Lizette (Tom) Murphy.
She is survived by her daughters; Teresa (Terry) Oswalt and Pat (Chris) Olmstead; Grandchildren Laura (Todd) Cook; Kyle (Hayley) Oswalt; David (Lauren) Olmstead & Jackson Olmstead and great-granddaughters, Cardyn & Kendall Cook; Skylar & Abigail Olmstead; her sister, Evelyn (Oliver) Oswalt; brother-in-law, Jimmy (Margaret) Lunceford and sisters-in-law, Betty, Coleen, Barbara, and Jan.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Oswalt, Jackson Olmstead, David Olmstead, Todd Cook, Winfield Tierce, Rod Lunceford, Ronald Lunceford, Reggie Lunceford.
Special thanks to her precious sitters; Ginger, Kathy, Lynn, Rhonda, and Brenda, Jamie, Nia, and Fay with Amedysis Hospice; Amedysis Home Health and to the wonderful staff and nurses at Hospice of West Alabama.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Campground Cemetery Fund at P.O. Box 176, Samantha, AL 35482 or Hospice of West Alabama 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404.
Our Mom was the strongest, most independent woman we ever knew. She was a widow for 30 years and until the age of 96 she lived independently. She married Jack at the age of 19 and in 1944 they moved to Detroit, Michigan where she was a “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII. She worked in a converted Chrysler Desoto plant building B-29 bomber wings. After moving back to Tuscaloosa in 1945 she worked at Kress Department Store, Woolworths, and A & P Grocery. She and Jack then operated a trucking/logging business until he retired in 1990.
Her favorite job was being a mom, grandmother, and great grandmother. She went to every school event or sporting event her grandkids were involved in. The day she found out she was going to be a great grandmother she cried and said, “I never thought I’d live to see grandchildren and now I’m having great grands! Children brought her the biggest smiles and the most joy.
She was a lifelong member of Campground United Methodist Church where she was baptized at the age of 15. She lived her entire life in the Samantha Community. She was a strong and steady constant in our lives and her sweet smile will be missed by many.
Proverbs 31: 25 Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come.