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Born: April 10, 1916

Death: May 10, 2013

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Lyonelle McLean

April 10, 1916  -  May 10, 2013
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Lyonelle McLean
April 10, 1916 ~ May 10, 2013

Lyonelle Carlton McLean, age 97, of Waco formerly of Arlington, went home to be with the Lord May 10, 2013. Memorial services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, May 19th at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco under the direction of Foss Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Visitation will be at 3:00 P.M. in the Parlor.

Lyonell was born in Peacock, Texas, to Dugan Wood and Maude (Cliff) Carlton on April 10, 1916. She attended schools in Hamlin, Texas where she graduated in 1932. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Ila Via, Billie Hill, MoVelda Reynolds, and a brother, D. W. (Dee) Carlton.

Her children were the delight of her life, and she prayed she would leave a legacy to them of the importance of family, Christian faith, and a love for others. She was very talented in art, decorating, gardening, and loved being a homemaker. Lyonelle delighted in sewing for her children. Several of her paintings grace the walls of her children’s homes. She taught a Ladies Bible Class for many years that her a lot of happiness. Lyonelle spent several years volunteering a Regional Medical Center in Grand Prairie. At age 72, she taught herself to use the computer at the hospital. While there, she was recognized as Volunteer of the Year with more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service.

She is survived by son, Doug Baggett and wife Debbie of Austin, daughters, Camille McLean-Carr of Arlington and Diane Attaway and husband, Doug of Waco, grandson Forrest Blackwelder-Baggett, granddaughters, Devan Attaway Knudson and husband Conrad, Laura Carr Hooton, Amy Carr, great-grandchildren, Carlton Knudson, Corrie Knudson, Peyton Hooton, Gracie Waller and Reagan Waller, great, great-grandchildren Carson Knudson and Preston Posey, brother Max Carlton, sisters, Murle Williams and Dorene Jones, and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Alterra Sterling House of Waco for the special care she received from them during her years there. Scott and White Hospice and Hillcrest nurses were incredible in their care and love during her last days. Memorial may be made to Pathway Ministry at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco or you favorite charity.