Mary R. Loveday, born as Mary Ruth Thompson, entered the gates of Heaven to rest in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ever-loving arms on Jan. 17, 2014, at the age of 83 years old.
was born July 24, 1930 in McKinney Texas to Lee Ervin Thompson and Ellen R. Applin Thompson. She was married to Roy C. Loveday on July 6, 1946, until his passing on July 30, 1989.
She is preceded in death by her husband: Roy C. Loveday, parents: Lee and Ellen Thompson, sisters: Wanda F. Thompson, Hazel M. Blair, Betty M. Fields, Fannie J. Partsch and Lillie L. Eachers; brothers: Lee I. Thompson Jr., and Charles E. Thompson; and grandson, Clifton E. Loveday.
She is survived by her “One and Only” son, David Eugene Loveday, wife, Darlene Jones Loveday, and daughters, Elizabeth Lorraine Cook and Patricia Loveday-Walker, husband, Effus “Stretch” Walker; grandchildren: Brenda Falls, Stacy Benavides, Husband Domingo, Laura Loveday, Roy E. Loveday, and wife Alisa, Tina Manley, Christopher Manley, Tresha Ellison, Kendell Loveday and Whitney Brawley, Christina Kelley, Jennifer Foster and husband Matthew Foster, Kevin Kelley and wife Candace Kelley; great-grandchildren: Keith Loveday, Cody Loveday, Avery Loveday, Travis Horne, Bradley Horne, Genesis Garcia, and Layla Marie, Emma and Zec Rodriguez, Michael Taylor, III, Joshua Taylor, Dakota Taylor, Leah Taylor, Moses, Ranoa Foster, and Aeris Foster.
She was a long time member of the First United Pentecostal Church in California and the Austin’s First Church in Austin, Texas. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at the Lockhart City Cemetery with Pastor Charles Stephens of Austin’s First Church officiating. Serving as the pallbearers were: Keith Loveday, Roy Loveday, Avery Loveday, Domingo Benevides, Dan Wood and Matthew Foster. Interment followed at Lockhart City Cemetery.
All arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas 78644. (512) 398-2343.