Marilyn Ray Simmons Lumpkin, age 64, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and wife of the late Paul Allen Lumpkin, departed this life Sunday morning, March 8, 2020 at her residence.
Marilyn was born December 4, 1955 in Fayette County, Tennessee, the daughter of Inez Kee Simmons and the late James William Augustus Simmons. She was a graduate of Fayette Ware High School and was married August 13, 1970 to Paul Allen Lumpkin who preceded her in death on December 16, 1998. She was a lifelong resident of the Somerville area and of the Christian faith. Marilyn was employed as a bookkeeper for the Fayette County Health Developmental Center in Somerville before her retirement.
Mrs. Lumpkin is survived by her daughter, Rachel Inez Lumpkin of Somerville, TN; her son, Jimi Lee Lumpkin of Somerville, TN; her mother, Inez Kee Simmons of Somerville, TN; two sisters, Bonnie Holt of Somerville, TN, Wanna Watson of Somerville, TN; her brother, James Simmons of Somerville, TN; and two grandchildren, Laila Lumpkin and Christopher Tibbs.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Lumpkin were held at 2 P.M. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Peebles Main Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Bro. Kevin Treadway of Somerville, officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery at Williston.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were David Holt, Randall Holt, Nick Pleasants, Reanna Pleasants, Joe Laney and Randy Mount.
The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
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