Lonzie Singleton, age 90, who peacefully went home to be with the LORD on Thursday, May 1, 2014, after a short illness at home. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Luerenzie Singleton, son; Lonell Singleton, grandchildren; Ida Mae Dixon, Tanessa LaNea Singleton, Jeremy Singleton, great grandchildren; Tacorey Singleton, Jennessa Singleton, Tyrone Singleton, and six sisters and five brothers. He is survived by his 13 children, 49 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren, and 38 great-great-grandchildren.
He was born in Isla, Texas, where he spent the first 34 years of his life until he became a resident of Roswell, NM, in 1956. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed. He worked at the New Mexico Military Institute for 32 ½ plus years and retired with great affection for his place of employment and their affection for him through many changes of guard.
His most important decision in life was to love the LORD, his family, friends and country. He served the LORD faithfully and always encouraged others to give their lives to the one who is the Giver of Life. He did not have an easy life but he spoke of his life of being a good life. He was a kind, loving man and believed that GOD made everyone and everything. That belief carried him through until his life in the Kingdom began on May 1, 2014.
He was a member of the Noonday Optimist Club and made many friends who remained in his life. He never met a stranger, for he was friendly to everyone he met. He was a father to anyone who needed to be fathered. He gave great advice but his greatest advice, was to treat people the way we wanted to be treated and he lived that advice.
Our father has gone home to be with his LORD and our mother whom he spent 69 years together as man and wife. He was a great husband, father, friend and Child of Jesus. He is no longer imperfect but perfected in Christ Jesus. We shall miss him so terribly, but we are also happy beyond words for his joy in being with the Lord he loved all his life.
Celebration of Lonzie’s life is scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2014, at Church on the Move by Pastor Troy Smotherman with interment to follow at South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. till service time at the funeral home.
Reception at Church on the Move 180 following graveside services.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register at andersonbethany.com
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
“To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me”
While I am gone release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that we had so many beautiful years.
I gave to you my love. You call only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown.
But now it’s time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me a while if grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust,
It’s only a while that we must part,
To bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come,
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near.
And if you listen with your heart,
You’ll hear all my love around you soft and clear,
And then when you must come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and say…