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Lucille OBannon's Online Memorial Photo

Memorial Curator

Memorial Biography

Lucille O’Bannon was one of nine children born to James and Dora Brents. She was born in Park City, Kentucky in Barron County on January 21, 1932. She fell asleep in death on January 7, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Mitchell, Virgil and James Brent; three sisters, Anna Pearl Mansfield, Addie Barlow and Ernestine Haskins; her youngest daughter Adeline O’Bannon and one great-granddaughter Taylor Haggerty. Lucile married Bill Barlow, to that union two daughters were born, Juanita and Shelia. She later married John T O’Bannon, to that union she bore three daughters Marilyn, Anna, Adeline and one son James. Both husbands preceded her in death. Lucille always had a great love for God and the Bible. In 1964 she was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Many would describe her as legendary in expressing her faith and sharing Bible truths with all that she met. This joy inspired her to become a pioneer (spending 70 hours a month in her bible education ministry) for 31 years, helping others as long as her health permitted. She worked as a volunteer on the Regional Building Committee assisting with stucco work and other various projects.Though in recent years she dealt with vascular dementia she never lost her zeal in doing all she could. She served in congregations in Terre Haute, IN; Oklahoma City, OK; San Antonio, TX; Grand Prairie, TX and Farmers Branch, TX. When she was not in her ministry, her favorite past times were fishing, playing Bid Whist and dancing to the Electric Slide. She leaves to cherish in her memory; Her daughters, Juanita Williams, Shelia Williamson (Lee), Marilyn Barikor, Anna Byers and son James O’Bannon; step-daughter, Jessie Hylton, step-son Victor O’Bannon; Sixteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; Two sisters, Willie Louise Rucker and Ermon Jean Dougherty. Also, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins as well as many spiritual children, one grand-dog Izzy Williams, one great grand-dog Kendall Haggerty and close friends.