The family of Nancy Ann Lovell will celebrate her life of 82 years at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock, Texas. A time of fellowship and remembrance is scheduled from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. In support of the health of her family, face coverings are mandatory while attending the service and visitation. The service will be live-streamed and be available for thirty days on this page. You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.
On July 22, 2020, Nancy Ann (Wade) Lovell passed away from this life and entered into the next in the arms of Jesus Christ. Nancy was 82 years old.
Nancy Ann Wade was born in Chattanooga, TN, on August 26, 1937, to Lester Wade, a police officer, and Blanche (Friederichsen) Wade, a seamstress, and homemaker. She had an older brother, Daniel Wade.
Nancy remained in Chattanooga throughout her childhood, and was active at Ridgedale Baptist Church, in her community, and in her educational pursuits, graduating from Central High School. It was during this time in her life that she made the decision to put her faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
After working for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Nancy moved to Nashville, TN, to attend Belmont College, studying Education and English. It was here that she met a Nashville native named Arthur Lovell, known affectionately as “Bud” to his friends. They eventually married on her birthday, August 26, 1960, at Fairview Baptist Church in Nashville.
Bud began working for TIME-DC Motor Freight as a Dispatcher and was transferred in 1965 to Lubbock, TX. They were charter members of Bacon Heights Baptist Church, where they developed significant, lifelong friendships and established themselves in Lubbock. Nancy also served as the Church Secretary.
After a time, Nancy began working for Lubbock ISD, where she would eventually work for 25 years. She served as Secretary for Smylie Wilson Junior High for 20 of those years.
In the early 1980s, the Lovell’s began attending First Baptist Church in Lubbock. She and Bud were involved throughout the years in their Sunday School class with their friends and their families and flourished with the support and strength of that special group.
With her emphasis on education, Nancy cultivated a love for reading her entire life and loved to challenge herself with puzzles and crosswords. She also enjoyed the simple pleasures of gardening, lawn care, and feeding the birds that came to enjoy her beautiful handiwork.
She enjoyed gathering regularly with church friends for meals, conversation, and dominos—especially a hot game of Chickenfoot. Nancy was also very fond of the arts, especially theatre and musicals.
Nancy retired from LISD in 1999. She remained active with their Sunday School class, church, and her own children. Nancy was a Patient Information Volunteer at Covenant Hospital for many years, as well as a member of the Lubbock Women’s Club and Lubbock Study Club.
Nancy was devoted to her three granddaughters and sought to provide guidance and support for her family as they navigated life. Her foundational desire was for her children and grandchildren to share her faith in following Jesus Christ. In their marriage, Nancy and Bud kept their commitment to each other for the remainder of her life, accomplishing and celebrating 59 years together.
Nancy was preceded in death by her mother Blanche (Friederichsen) Wade, father Lester Wade, and her brother Daniel Wade, all of Tennessee. She is survived by her husband Arthur “Bud” Lovell, of Lubbock; children Philip Lovell, of Chicago, IL; April Lovell, of Lubbock; and Beth Lovell Bennett (Greg), of Phoenix, AZ; and grandchildren Claire Bennett, Addison Bennett, and Reese Bennett, all of Phoenix, AZ.