Ellen Jean Wade Lackey
Ellen Jean Wade Lackey of Beaumont, Texas, was born in Dayton, Ohio, 1924. She passed away Tuesday morning October 14, 2014 at 12:30 am. Her husband, Jim Lackey, preceded her in the year 2000.
Surviving daughters are Janet Lackey McKee, and her husband Dennis, of Overton Texas; Barbara Lackey Sullivan, and her husband Wayne, Beaumont, Texas; Cindy Lackey Hamilton, and her husband Jennings, Bloomfield, New Mexico. Grandchildren are Laura Ellen Campbell, Julie Ann Batura, her husband Paul, Nathan Weaver, his wife Kimberlee and Natalie McCracken.
Our mother was a strong woman making the best out of all circumstances and situations. We are strong women because of her loyal and resilient life.
Introduced by her sister-in-law to the Bible teaching of Jesus and His redemption, she was baptized and joined a church in Dayton, Ohio. She faithfully brought Cindy and Barbara to church. Later in her marriage, her husband introduced her to a religious group and she followed with him. In her early 80’s, our mother developed Dementia leading to Lewy Body Syndrome. She fought this with strength and grace. A year or so ago, while talking on the phone, Cindy and our mother sang the song “Jesus Loves Me”. She sang this same song with Janet during a one-on-one visit In October 2013. She also welcomed believers to her room as they sang gospel music and prayed with her.
Effie Hill cared for our mother for four years and without Effie and her assistants, our mother would not have had the beautiful care at the Terrell House in Beaumont, Texas. Harbor House Hospice, Beverly Singer, was by her side along with her loving caregivers when she passed away.