Lee Ann Lovelady Pringle, 84, a native of Marshall, Texas, and a resident of Bayou Vista for over 50 years, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at her residence.
Lee Ann was a dedicated member of Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church of Morgan City, where she enjoyed singing as a member of the choir. Lee Ann retired from Tidewater Marine Service after 22 years of faithful service. She was such a committed employee for Tidewater that she earned the honor of having the Lee Tide vessel named after her.
Lee Ann is survived by two loving daughters, Jo Ann Ryan and husband Don of Bayou Vista, and Becky Williams and her companion David “Red” Cunningham of Morgan City; one sister, Betty Hester of Marshall, Texas; three grandchildren, Kelly Baldobino and her husband Stephen of Keller, Texas, Casey Ryan and his wife Melissa of Lafayette, and Kristen Miller and her husband Chad of Morgan City; and seven great-grandchildren, Stephen Jr., Beau and Drew Baldobino, Jack Ryan, Olivia Crawford, and Ryan and Ben Miller.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Joe Pringle; her father, Miller Knight Lovelady; and her mother, Grace Truman Ford Lovelady.
The family requests that visitation be observed today, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Visitation will resume Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at 9 a.m. until time of services at Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church in Morgan City. A celebration of Lee Ann’s life will take place at 11 a.m. at Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church, with pastor Rev. John Locascio officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Ibert’s Memorial Park Mausoleum in Patterson.
Pallbearers will be Don Ryan, David “Red” Cunningham, Casey Ryan, Chad Miller, David Self, Bill McMunn, Bill Hester, and Bob Hester. Honorary pallbearers will be Emmett Sellers, Eric Self, Steven Self, Stephen Baldobino, and Bill Livingston.