Mrs. Lucille Margaret McDougald, 81, of 1037 Bullard Road, Sanford, NC, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Sanford Health and Rehab., Sanford.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon, Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Johnsonville AME Zion Church, Cameron, NC. Viewing one hour prior to service.
Arrangements by C.E. Willie Funeral & Cremation Services, 200 Hawkins Ave., Sanford,NC.
Lucille Bryant (Puddin) McDougald was born in Durham County, North Carolina on October 1, 1937 to the late Floyd Wade Bryant and the Tessie Bell Bryant Dean.
She attended Lee County Training School, which later became W.B Wicker High School. Lucille worked as an Interim Social Worker at Floyd Knight School in the early 60’s. She worked at Flemming’s part-time and later went to Coty were she worked for 20 or more years until she retired.
As a young girl, Lucille was a member of Chestnut A.M.E. Zion Church, and she attended Fair Promise A. M. E. Zion Church. During the early 70’s she joined Johnsonville A.M.E. Zion Church under the leadership of the late Dr. Mattie Ruth Walden. Lucille loved her church and she enjoyed working as a member there. While a member at Johnsonville, she was Christian Education Director for many years, President of the Usher Board, Sunday School Teacher, Gospel Choir Member and she served on the Executive Board for the Dunn Lillington District Usher Board. She looked forward every year to Vacation Bible School and the Black History Program. When she was not working in her church, she was in the kitchen making those famous candid yams, lemon meringue pie and blueberry cobbler, not to mention those cabbage. She never met a stranger, and she loved going to the Annual Conference until her health failed her. If you met her, you would never forget her. Lucille loved to talk to anyone and everyone.
She leaves to cherish her memories of 42 years of marriage to Elbert C. McDougald of the home. She is survived by her children: Sabrina (Terry) Wicker, Sanford N.C.; Floyd (Elsie) Lamar, Bessemer, Alabama; Debra (Rev. Marvin)Lee, Sanford, N.C.; Marcella (Gilbert) Johnson, Fayetteville, N.C.; Deseda (Anthony) Edwards, Charlotte, N.C.; Charles Lamont Hope, Butner, N.C.; Step-children: Bonnie McDougald, Sanford, N.C.; Ronnie McDougald, Sanford, N.C.; Elbert McDougald, Jr., Sanford, N.C. and Jennifer (Bruce) Lee, Sanford, N.C.; 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Adopted daughters: Betty Stroud, Debra Johnson and Marcia Gilchrist.
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