Mrs. Lucille Griffin Hayes Myers passed away peacefully on November 8, 2019 with family by her side. She was born in rural Georgia near Quitman in 1922 and was a beautiful 97+ years of age.
Mrs. Myers came from very humble beginnings as the 8th of 12 children, all born at home and all required to work on the farm (sharecropping, picking cotton and other farm chores) from a very early age. As a result, she was determined to better herself and ultimately became a licensed cosmetologist in 1952. After working for others in that field for a few years, she branched out and started her own business, employing several other cosmetologists. Lucille’s Beauty Shop was a very popular & fun gathering place in Albany, GA for many years.
After a serious childhood illness, she determined to become a healthy person and practiced diligently what she preached about good eating habits and exercise. She began jogging & walking in her neighborhood daily as a young woman and was even ridiculed by some before it became the thing to do in later years. Mrs. Myers fell and broke her back when she was 90 years of age, but determined to get back on her feet and start walking again. She was still walking about an hour each day with her walker at age 97.
She came to know the Lord Jesus Christ in her young adulthood and never swayed from being a powerful, unafraid witness to others about Him. She read and studied her Bible every single day until the last day she could, which was just recently. Mrs. Myers was a wonderful influence and inspiration for so many people during her lifetime and was known and loved by them all. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Blairsville, GA.
Mrs. Myers (called Lucy or Nanny by family) will be deeply missed by her large surviving family:
Daughter: Jerryann (Stan) Larson – Grandchildren: Sabrina (Nathan) Bedford, J. Scott (Anita) Key – Great Grandchildren: Andrew (Thelma) Dickens, Brian (Meghan) Earwood, Wendi Owens, Alex (Rebecca) Williams, Nicole (Jay) Thaxton, Cameron (Kylee) Key, Skyler Key – Great Great Grandchildren: Ariel & Keira Dickens, Lisa Bedford, Heaven Owens, Dakotah, Masen & Peyton Earwood. She also had a very close and loving relationship with her special niece, Carol Guzman and her family.
Mrs. Myers was predeceased by her parents Wood & Janie Griffin, first husband Norman Hayes, second husband Robert Myers, granddaughter Lisa Key Earwood, great granddaughter Kelley Jeanne Owens, and all of her 11 siblings.
Mrs. Myers will be cremated at her request. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, make any donations in her memory to New Beginnings Ministry, 1258 Greater Hope Rd., Martin, GA 30557. This ministry provides Christian housing and rehabilitation for abused or addicted women and their young children.
Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com