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Lucille Todd

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lucille Harris Todd, 98, of Webster and Hamilton, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, exactly three months short of her 99th birthday.

Visitation was Friday, Oct. 26, at Riley Funeral Home, and funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 27, at First Baptist Church of Hamilton with Riney Jordan officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Lucille was the middle daughter born Jan. 22, 1920, in Hollis, Oklahoma, to Effie Mae (Shadix) Harris and Beverly Caldwell Harris. Her family relocated by covered wagon to Lockney in 1922, then settled in 1926 on their family farm in Dodson, where Lucille and her sisters grew up.

During the Great Depression, Lucille and her two sisters picked cotton in the fields with their daddy and also raised chickens, worked the garden and canned vegetables with their mother. Lucille played basketball and volleyball in high school and similarly enjoyed watching her children play sports as they grew up. She married shortly after her high school graduation from Dodson High School in 1938. There were 13 in her graduating class.

Lucille was fortunate to be married to the love of her life, Ruel Dennis Todd, for nearly 71 years. She was ever steadfast in her devotion to him until his death on May 27, 2009. She was by his side, as always, when he took his last breath.

Lucille enjoyed traveling, shopping, sewing, crocheting, quilting and playing 42 and Mexican train. She had a special place in her heart for children and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at Calvary Baptist Church in Hamilton. She was a devout Christian and seriously endeavored to lead a Christian life. She will be greatly missed.

Lucille is preceded in death by her parents; sisters Nola Bell Comfort and Winona Holsomback: and her oldest son, Dennis Ruel Todd. Jr.

Survivors include her son Alton C. Todd and wife Nari, of Friendswood; daughter Teresa Todd of Fort Davis; daughter-in-law Leanne Todd of Plano; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She always said she had a good return from her three children.

Memorial contributions can be made to United Care of Hamilton.