Martha Lucius

TUPELO – Martha Jean Lucius, 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A native of Calhoun County, she was born Aug. 11, 1938, to the Rev. Wilson and Pansy Ramsey Long.

She was a homemaker and loved caring for children, the elderly and the sick, flowers, cooking for her family and friends, and sewing. Her greatest gift was her sweet spirit and humble disposition. She had a servant’s heart and was a faithful prayer warrior. She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. George Rogers and the Rev. Bob O’Neal officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, William F. “Snap” Lucius of Tupelo; two daughters, Angie Sheffield (Mike) of Tupelo and Amanda Sanderford (Ricky) of Mooreville; two sons, Danny Lucius (Lisa) of the Randolph and Jeff Lucius (Julia) of Mooreville; three sisters, Mary Lamkin (John) of Grenada, Lynda Shackelford of Tupelo and Virginia Langford (David) of Saltillo; three brothers, Charles Long (Cathy) of the Dorsey, Buddy Long (Joyce) of Mooreville and Tim Long (Pam) of Tupelo; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Michael Turner, Matt Turner, Blake Sanderford, Austin Sanderford, Chris Sheffield and Jason Sheffield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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