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LDLM Homegoing Announcement: Marjorie (Lightfoot) Looney – includes Obituary


Marjorie Lightfoot Looney

May 24, 1927 ~ August 22, 2017 (age 90)

Hello LDLM Family and Friends,

A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Marjorie Lightfoot Looney, 90 of Decatur, AL. will be 2:30 PM, Sunday at St. James C.P. Church in America and burial in Sterrs Cemetery. Mrs. Looney passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Madison Hospital.   She is the mother of Mrs. Phyllis Looney-Jones of Huntsville, AL.

All are welcome to sign the guest book, and leave condolences via the Reynolds Funeral Home(Decatur, AL) link below:

We ask that you keep the family in your prayers.

Update: Obituary now available at the following link: Marjorie_Lightfoot_Looney-Obituary

2017 LDLM Family Reunion Packet now available!

Hello family, please find the following 2017 Family Reunion information in the links provided below:

2017 LDLM Reunion Letter [Word] [PDF]

2017 LDLM Registration Form [Word] [PDF]

2017 Bessie E. Lane Memorial Scholarship Application [Word] [PDF]

Hotel Reservation link:

Please reach out to a Reunion Committee member, for any questions or concerns. Contact information is located in the reunion letter.

Thank you and God Bless,

LDLM Family Reunion Planning Committee


69th Annual – LDLM Family Reunion – July 20-23,2017


2017 LDLM Family Reunion – Huntsville, AL, July 20-23

Hello LDLM Family,

Please mark your calendars, request leave/time off and Save The Date for the 69th Annual – Lightfoot, Drake, Lane & Moore Family Reunion in Huntsville, AL. The reunion dates are Thursday, July 20th through Sunday, July 23rd, 2017.

Please spread the word via text/email/phone to all family members.

We will continue to keep everyone updated, with our email listing, Facebook and on the LDLM Family Website –

Please encourage everyone to visit the website, to provide your contact information. Please don’t assume that we have the information already. Click here.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Huntsville, AL in July!

Take care and God bless!

-2017 LDLM Family Reunion Committee

2017 LDLM Calendar – birthdays due Oct. 15th

Hello Family. As discussed during this year’s family meeting, 2017 Calendars with family birthdays will be printed and provided to all those who provide their seed money($100 per family), for the upcoming 2017 reunion. Calendars will be provided to all those who provide seed monies, as a courtesy gift. Providing seed money is not required to have your family birthday information included – this is open to ALL.

There is an option to purchase the calendar alone for $15. Shipping costs will be extra, and vary based on location.

We are asking for all birthdays, and ask that you provide the information(name/day/month) by sending an email to If you would like to reserve a specific month, please attach the picture(s).
*Several birthdays were received during this year’s family meeting, and are in the family meeting minutes. We will send out updates on the month reservations, for all to know the open availability.
Deadline is set for October 15th.

Thank you. –Wilhemina Burwell

All questions can be directed to Latoya Muckles via text or phone at 256-682-2014.

2016 Bessie E. Lane Scholarship Recipient: Sheldon Drake

We are pleased to announce our 2016 Bessie E Lane Scholarship Recipient – Sheldon Drake. Sheldon  provided an essay on ‘What Family Means to Me’. The essay was read during this year’s LDLM Reunion Banquet, by his father Steven Drake.
Sheldon’s bio and essay are available here.
Sheldon is the son of Steven and Sheila Drake, grandson of John Drake, Sr and great-grandson of the late Bessie Lane.