Funeral service for Mrs. Estelle Marie Monks Lacy, age 91, of Manchester, TN, will be conducted at 11 AM on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Higgins funeral Home with Bro. Jim Rolen officiating. Burial will follow in Blanche Cemetery next to her husband, Charles Ralph Lacy.
Estelle was born on March 24, 1928 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Howard and Virginia Hopkins Monks. She worked for General Motors for 32 years before retiring and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and cooking. Mrs. Lacy passed away on August 15, 2019 at her residence.
Survivors include her children, Judy Rayetta Lacy Perry of Smyrna, TN, David Ralph Lacy (Brenda Kay) of Manchester, TN, and Douglas Howard Lacy (Marc) of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Michele Marie Perry Compton (Jami), Robin Renee Perry (Amy), Scott David Lacy (Jennifer), and Jeffrey Alan Lacy (Michelle); great-grandchildren, A.J., Jeremy, Raegan, and Joe; sister, Joan Shockley of Hazel Green, AL; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Clintelle Monks Spray, and brother, Gerald Monks.
Visitation with the family will be held at 1 PM until 5 PM on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home, 213 E. Market St., Fayetteville, TN 37334.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 408 Westside Dr, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Estelle Marie Monks Lacy.
My deepest sympathy to all of the Lacy family. When Dave & I were kids & we’d hop on our bikes to go somewhere, Mrs. Lacy would always tell us to behave & not get into any trouble. Then she would mumble under her breath something like “those two are gonna do what they want, why do I bother telling them”.
Her words must have made an impression on us. We may have done some stupid things, but nothing that would have upset her. I think we both wanted to make her proud, because she was such a great role model.
So sorry to the whole Lacy family. Jen jas shared many fond memories of Estelle and even Ralph throughout the years. Be blessed- may your day be filled with peace and healing. Urbaniak Family
I’m so sorry for your loss Robin, our prayers are with you and your family, I hope you and your family can find the comfort in our Lord soon.
I’m thankful to have known Estelle and Ralph. Always good conversation, laughs and swapping of memories. Very loving and caring of family.