Willie Livingston

Feb. 21, 1920 - Feb. 1, 2018

Willie Lucille Morgan Livingston, peacefully, in her sleep, rode the wings of angels to her heavenly reward on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018, in the hallowed halls of Baker Chapel AME Church, 1050 E. Humbolt, Fort Worth 76104. The wake will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, also at the church. A service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00 p.m., February 9, at St. Luke AME Church, 117 E. Church St., Waco, Texas, with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, in Waco.

Lucille was born in Sandy Community near Coolidge, Texas. She was born to the parentage of Tillman and Lottie Potts Morgan on February 21, 1920.She attended grade school in Coolidge and her teachers encouraged her parents to send her to Waco for high school; she graduated from A.J. Moore High School in 1939. After attending Paul Quinn College for two years, she transferred to her church school, Samuel Houston, which is now Huston-Tillotson in Austin, Texas. She received her B.S. degree in 1946 and did graduate studies at Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas.

Lucille began her teaching career in a one teacher school at Prairie Hill, Texas. She later taught in the LaVega school district and the Waco Independent School District. She retired in 1981 after 33 years.

She was happily married to Henry Livingston for 51 years, to this union two sons were born, Russell Lynn and Herbert Morgan.

In 1951, she united with St. Luke AME Church under the pastorate of the Rev. E.C. Gibson. She served well as class leader, usher, steward, trustee, stewardess, member of Stewardship and Finance Committee, Benevolent Treasurer, Lay Organization, and President of Women's' Missionary Society. She was consecrated a deaconess under the leadership of Bishop McKinley Young.Lucille moved to Fort Worth in 2010 to be near her son. She united with Baker Chapel AME Church on October 24, 2010 under the leadership of the Rev. Walter R. McDonald and remained faithful in tithing, church school, Bible Study, as well as church attendance.

She enjoyed her family and was a very loving, giving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her shopping trips to Wal-Mart are well chronicled and she will be remembered as the Queen of Wal-Mart.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son, four sisters, and brother.

She is survived by her son, Russell Lynn and wife, Steva, of Fort Worth, Texas; sisters, Joddie Esther Smith and Marva B. Horn, both of Dallas, Texas; grandson, Brandon Lynn (Erica) of Fort Worth; and many loving nieces and nephews. Special friends are: Pearlie Evans, Henrietta Napier, Frances Allen, Loraine Walker, Ruby Phillips, Vera Pullen, Ruthie Crear, and Curlie Kincade.

Moore's Angelic Funeral Home

406 Monroe St.

Teague, Texas 75860

(254) 739-2399

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I was her cosmetologist for several years. I have missed her since she moved away from Waco. I have a part of her with me from her sale before she moved. She was a wonderful person. Be strong relatives, God just picked another beautiful rose.

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