Mary Lunsford


Mary Deen Lunsford, born in Sylvester, G.A. on May 22, 1943 to Bost “Baylock” and Gussie Mae Thomas Lunsford, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Wednesday March 14, 2018.

A loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, god mother, friend, and angel to many. Mary Deen loved life, fishing, fashion, gardening, crafts, traveling, mentoring, and passionately helping those in need. A sponsor in the 12 steps fellowship program, she was always supporting and encouraging others.

A friend to everyone she met, she counseled, inspired, and challenged many to be the best they could possibly be. Some of her common phases were, “This too shall pass”, “Take it to God”, and “I did it with love”, and “The best is yet to come”.

A member of New Generation Church, Mary Deen was immersed in her love for God, and Jesus Christ. Mary Deen  religiously read and shared scriptures, and devotional with family, friends, and strangers on a daily basis. Mary Deen retired from Nationwide Insurance.

Preceded in death by loving parents, Bost “Baylock” and Gussie Mae Thomas Lunsford; sisters, Mary Helen Lunsford, JoWanna Lunsford, and Shirley “Sally” Jones; brothers, Calvin Lunsford Sr. and Willie “Nick” Lunsford.

She leaves to cherish her memories daughter, Quinn (Todd) Wilson; granddaughter, Brittini Robinson; grandson, Jacob G. Wilson of Columbus, OH.; brothers, Olusegun “Billy” (Omisade “Teresa”) Lunsford, Lithonia, GA., Danya Lunsford Atl. GA., Robert Lunsford, and Dale Lunsford of Columbus, OH.; sister-in-law, Davina Lunsford, Lithonia, GA.; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends. To the amazing team at Ohio Health / Kobacker House, Thank you.

Celebration of Life Service, 12 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 at New Generation Church, 1173 Essex Ave. Pastor Maurice Jackson, officiating. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon.

Condolence Messages

  1. Wendell Sanders

    May God give you comfort and understanding during this time. My prayers and sympathies for your family.

  2. There are no words to express the sorrow in our hearts. Please know that our deepest sympathy and love are with you. May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of need. With caring thoughts.

  3. I know how unbearably painful it is dealing with the death of someone you love. You never get over the loss, you just learn to live without them. May you find comfort in Jehovah’s promises of a wonderful future on an earthly paradise. Those promises are found in the Bible at Revelation 21: 3-5 and Psalms 37:11, 29.

    I am very sorry for your loss.

  4. Karen Womack Traore

    My condolences family. She was always full of love. She would always tell me, I am your older Cousin, but I am Aunt Mary Deen, nothing less. I will miss you Auntie, Rest in Peace. Love you Always.

  5. Brenda (Gordon) Ford

    To the family,
    May the love and the peace of God be with you during your time of bereavement. There is no hurt that God can not heal.

  6. To the family of Mary, I’m so very sorry for your loss. When someone you love dies, it is as if you have been robbed of a rare-precious jewel. God knows how you feel because he had to endure the pain of His son’s agonizing death. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” May you rely on God’s promise that Mary will live again!

  7. Curteen Carrington

    Sending prayers of Comfort to Quinn I will keep you and the Family in our prayers.
    Mr.&Mrs. Howard Carrington

  8. Condolences from the Warmer Family

  9. Crystal Roberts

    April 4, 2018

    Quinn, I am so so sorry that I have not seen you and Mary for so many years. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss…and it is a great loss. Rest assured on God’s promise that he will wipe away all tears and death will be no more. Keep the hope of the Resurrection. I will never forget Mary’s sweet voice and her sweeter smile. I will think of you both often.

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