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: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/H/HSVHXHX-LDM-20170720/index.jhtml

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

email: 2017@ldlmfamily.com

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 – www.ldlmfamily.com

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 birthday@ldlmfamily.com. 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.

2016 LDLM Family Reunion wrapup & pics

The 2016 68th Annual LDLM Family Reunion is in the record books!

Picture gallery is now available. Click below to view:

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We have several to thank, for making this reunion a success.

  • Julie Foster and staff @ Drury Plaza Hotel – Franklin, TN
  • Granite City Food & Brewery – Franklin, TN
  • GrayLine Tours – Nashville, TN
  • City of Franklin Parks Department – Franklin, TN
  • Roc’s BBQ – Nashville, TN – https://www.facebook.com/rocsbbq
  • RhinoPic Photography – Nashville,TN – http://rhinopic.wix.com/rhinopicwebpg
  • Pastor Brandon Mason & the Locust Ridge PB Church Family – Arrington, TN – http://www.locustridgepbc.org/
  • LDLM Committee and volunteers – Tamela-Chair, Latoya, Velendia, Gearldine, Wilhemina, Anthony, and others.
  • ….and most importantly, YOU!

Additional notes:

  • Annual Family Reunion Meeting notes will be made available to all for review soon. Highlights from meeting include: 2017 Huntsville, AL reunion; 2018 Memphis,TN reunion; Family seed money details; Family elders reunion fee waivers; LDLM calendar effort and more.
  • Many inquired about the audio/video broadcast of Sunday’s Locust Ridge Church services. The committee is working to secure a copy.
  • Bessie E. Lane scholarship recipient – Sheldon Drake’s essay – ‘What Family Means to Me’ – coming soon. Congrats Sheldon!
  • LDLM Family Reunion booklet(electronic copy) – c/o Wilhemina Burwell – coming soon.
  • We will be sending out a survey, for all reunion attendees and future attendees to provide feedback on the location, hotel accommodations, activities, and more. We want to hear from you! We want to pass along your thoughts to future reunion committees.

That about covers it…. Thanks again to all who participated, the reunion committee was honored to serve and host you.

-A.Burwell – anthony@ldlmfamily.com



Twins’ 90th Birthday Parties pics


That’s right….parties…as in two! The Twins – Ellen Walton and Helen Burwell, celebrated their 90th birthday(May 9th) with two birthday parties. Each party joined by a host of family and friends.

The first party was held in Detroit, MI on Saturday April 30th. The second party was held in Huntsville, AL on Saturday May 7th. Click the picture above, or click here to view the pictures. Additional Detroit pictures, can be found on Facebook here. Enjoy and share!

In Memoriam: Marcella Artisa Scruggs


Hello LDLM Family & Friends,

Celebrating the life of Marcella “Tangie” Scruggs. On the evening of March 15, 2016 Marcella closed her eyes to rest in the arms of the Lord. She was surrounded by her husband, children, mother and siblings. Marcella was born in Mobile, Alabama on April 11, 1962. She was the first born of Ollie and Martha Archie. She gave her life to Christ at any early age at St. James P.B. Church; where she was a member until she was no longer able to attend due to illness. Marcella was blessed with the heart of a nurturer at a young age; affectionately known among her siblings as # 1; she was always a huge help with caring for them….

Click here to read the complete obituary and view photo gallery: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Marcella-Scruggs&lc=9505&pid=178074284&uuid=39bc18e9-512e-4c71-94d2-521a8a0c8ad5

We ask that you keep the family in your prayers.

For those who wish to leave a comment or condolences for the family, you may do so by clicking ‘Leave a Comment’ at the top of this post, or use the ‘Comment’ section at the bottom.

In Memoriam: Georgia Lee Moore Lane


Hello LDLM Family & Friends,

Please see the details below, for the Memorial Service for Georgia Lee Moore Lane.

May 15,1932 – February 17, 2016


Funeral service for Mrs. Georgia Lee Moore Lane was held Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 12:00 noon at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church (759 Pine Grove Road – Harvest, AL) where the Reverend Gregory McGlathery officiated.  Interment proceeded in the East Cemetery.

We ask that you keep the family in your prayers.

For those who wish to leave a comment or condolences for the family, you may do so by clicking ‘Leave a Comment’ at the top of this post, or use the ‘Comment’ section at the bottom.