Eloise Lucy

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Eloise B. Lucy
LAWRENCEVILLE—Eloise Browder Lucy, 78,. a former resident of Lawrenceville and the Lake Gaston area, died Oct. 19, 2008, in Franklin.
Born on May 26, 1930 in Lawrenceville, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Freeman Browder and Elizabeth Browder Barrier.
She was the widow of William Wayne Lucy. She was predeceased by her brother, Jesse Freeman Browder Jr.
Mrs. Lucy was a 1947 graduate of Lawrenceville High School and a 1949 graduate of Madison College.
She was a lifelong member of the Lawrenceville United Methodist Church, where she and her husband served as youth counselors in the UMYF Program for many years.
She formerly served on the Lawrenceville Town Planning Commission, was a member of the Brunswick Historical Society, and was treasurer for the local Salvation Army chapter for many years.
She was a volunteer at Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, and was instrumental in starting the Recycling Program at Lake Gaston. She was an avid bridge player and was also a book club member in Littleton, NC.
In 1957 she began her banking career as a bookkeeper for Farmers and Merchants Bank in Lawrenceville.
She retired as branch manager of the Bank of America in Brodnax.
Survivors include two daughters, Betsy Bradshaw and husband Chuck of Franklin and Becky Thomas and husband David of Henderson N.C.; five grandchildren, Lucy Bradshaw of New York, N.Y., Harper Bradshaw and wife Laura of Suffolk, Anne Bradshaw Watts and husband Eringiri of Breckenridge Colo., Blair Thomas and wife Natalie, of Youngsville N.C., and John Thomas of Henderson; and two great-grandchildren, Connor and Taylor Bradshaw of Suffolk.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Lawrenceville UMC, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Stephen Bradley and the Rev. A. D. Goodson.
Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at a reception in the church following the burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lawrenceville UMC, 300 W. Church St., Lawrenceville, 23868.
Purviance Chapel, J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, in Wakefield, is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be posted at www.jtmorriss.com.