Meridian Star


January 16, 2013

Katharine Gunn Lackey


    Graveside services for Katharine Gunn Lackey will be held Friday, at 11 a.m., at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. James Ruffin, Rev. Wallace Blackmon and Rev. Drew Dabbs officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

    Mrs. Lackey, 93, of Topton, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Aldersgate where she had lived for three years. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother and caretaker of several members of her family. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Marion as long as her health permitted. She worked at Greater Mississippi Life Insurance as secretary for a number of years.

    Survivors include two daughters: Lynn Lackey Vance and her husband Wally, and Glynn Lackey Boardman and her husband Wayne; brother-in-law, Melvin Lackey (Celia); sisters-in-law: Hazel Hicks, Bobbye Jean Knight (Lois), and Gatha Lackey; a number of nieces and nephews; and, her beloved grand dogs, Autumn and Savannah.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Sam Lackey; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. Gunn; brothers: R. Elmo and J. Darrell Gunn; and sister, Elizabeth Gunn Turner.

    A very special thanks goes to Margaret Cade and staff of Aldersgate Personal Care for their loving care of our precious mother. Also a special thanks to Compassus Hospice for administering to her in her final days.

     Pallbearers will be Harlan Davis, David Van Doren, Mike Engell, Larry Salter, Jessie Billups and Dennis Sollie.

    Family and friends may sign the online guest book at

    Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., at the funeral home.

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