A Time to be Born
Nancy Lumpkin McClendon was born on January 29, 1932, in Oglethorpe, GA., to the late Willie and Lillie Mae Lumpkin. The family consists of eight children. Her parents owned their own farm and the family’s income was selling crops and quilting.
A Time to Love
She met her late husband Willie Hill McClendon who lived two miles in Montezuma, GA., and they married in 1953-2003. (50 years) During their courtship, they enjoyed attending the picture show and dancing. After Willie and Nancy became one, they decided to move to Brunswick, GA for employment. This union brought nine children. Both parents instilled values in their children in their own way.
A Time of Labor
Nancy was taught by her parents at an early age to be independent. She attended Antioch Baptist Church and School in Oglethorpe, GA. and received a 9th grade diploma. At the age of 12-years-old, she professed her love for God as her personal Savior and was baptized. After they transitioned to Brunswick, GA., she joined First Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church and served faithfully in various auxiliaries such as the choir, finance committee, Sunday School Superintendent, and Deaconess Board. Also, enjoyed attending the Fowl Town Union Association. In the secular field, she obtained employment in the hotel/motel hospitality industries, Golden Shore, and retired from King & Prince Seafood Incorporation. During her tenure at King & Prince Seafood Incorporation, she obtained various awards for her dedication of service. She applied for a supervisor position, consequently, denied because she did have a 12th grade high school diploma. She made a vow to herself all her children will receive a high school diploma. Her motto was “If you don’t go to the schoolhouse, the schoolhouse better come to you”. All her children graduated with a high school diploma from Glynn Academy High School, and the school purchased seven letterman jackets. Parenting six boys and one girl, she brought one loaf of light bread, and children were fussing about not having enough of bread. From then on, she cooked three dozen biscuits each day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) until her son Tyrone went off to college. She enjoyed going to church, shopping at thrift stores, cooking, watching football and wrestling.
A time to Mourn
Through the years, Nancy endured loss of love ones who preceded her in death; husband: Willie Hill McClendon; twin infant children: Katie and Arthur McClendon; seven siblings: (3 Brothers) Robert, Dallas, and Lump Lumpkin, (4 Sisters) Clara Mae Patterson, Lillie Mae Mallard, Willie Lou Patterson, and Bertha Mae Stewart; Sister-in-law: Dora Kate Calizare, and 3 daughters-in-law: Felicia McClendon, Laura McClendon, and Dr. Susan Crim-McClendon.
A Time to Cherish
She leaves to cherish her memories seven children: Willie E McClendon and Joseph T. McClendon of Atlanta, GA., Kenneth J. McClendon, Danny L. McClendon (Raquel), Andrew C. McClendon (Michelle), Warren C. McClendon (Joyce), and Nancy Y. Yates (Willis) all of Brunswick, GA; Sister-in-law: Susie Lumpkin of Oglethorpe, GA., 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; 2 god children: Marconi and Kalvin Roberts; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Due to the current state of (COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, as ordered by the Governor for the State of Georgia, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing; as well as attending all graveside services must wear a mask. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to enter the funeral home at any given period during the viewing process. We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative to each of you for your prayers and considerations during this difficult time in their lives.
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