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Grace Lee Livingston's Obituary

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        1700 Barrington Road
        Midland City, AL 36350
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      • Sunset Memorial Park

      • 1700 Barrington Road
        Midland City, AL 36350


Grace Lee Livingston was born into this world August 29,1929 and passed out of it December 6, 2017 she was 88 years old.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2 pm in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Baggett officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Robert Byrd directing. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 pm prior to the service.

Mrs. Livingston was born to Johnny B. Marler and Mary (Rushing) Marler of the Zoar community in Coffee County Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Eddie B, and Edlow Marler, and two sisters Maurine McInnis and Ann Marler. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Robert Herring Jr. and Billy Joe Livingston. She experienced almost a century of American history. She lived through the era from World War II and all the wars that followed till now, and experienced the good times and hard times that America and the south had to offer. She lost her husband Robert Herring tragically in the late fifties leaving her a widow with three children to raise. She married Billy Joe Livingston in 1962 that began 44 years of love and devotion. He was an Alabama State Trooper, she was a devoted wife and mother and followed Billy through several moves from Lafayette, Montgomery, Huntsville and back to Dothan as his career advanced retiring as Captain of the Alabama Bureau of Investigations (ABI). She was so proud of him. Grace was the epitome of southern charm and grace and loved her family above all else. She was witty, quick with a smile and a warm greeting and liked nothing better than to sit at the kitchen table or out on the patio just to talk and visit. She loved dressing up and going out to eat. She often said growing up on a rural farm having nothing to play with, her and her sisters would play house with chards of broken plates and being she liked high heels she would make her own from snuff cans tied to the bottom of cigar boxes. She joked she should have got a patent on them. She remained strongly independent living at home with her devoted dog Chico who she loved as much as a child. Her life was almost nine decades of Family, love, laughter, dear friends and strong bonds of faith and devotion.

Survivors include three children, Robert Lamar Herring and his wife, Sherry, James Larry Herring and his wife, Karen, and Shelia Dianne Herring Helms and her husband, Mike; four grandchildren, Robert Herring and his wife, Brianna, Melissa Herring, Jaime Herring Kidd, and Larry Helms; three great-grandchildren, Nikole Herring, Landon Herring, and Shelby Kidd; numerous nieces and nephews.

Special Thanks to Mr. Douglas for keeping his promise to our Father in always taking care of Grace you have fulfilled his wishes. To the Lunch Bunch Ladies, so many of you touched our mother’s life please keep her close in your hearts. Special thanks to the hard-working people of the Dothan Fire Dept. and Pilcher’s ambulance service for their assistance in our time of need.

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Sheila & Shirley Barnes

Our hearts are broken in the passing of Ms. Grace. She was a sweet, kind, loving person and a wonderful friend to my mother (Shirley Barnes). They had some wonderful times at their Wednesday weekly ladies luncheons. We loved her so much and she will be missed. Now she is going to celebrate Christmas in heaven with Mr. Billy Joe & my Daddy, Donice Barnes. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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Michael and Lisa Carter

From Nikoles Herrings in-laws. Sorry for ur loss.

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Michele Wagner

Prayers for you all. Loved that sweet lady that always had a smile on her face. Sarah Cox loved her dearly❤️

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Adrian Thomas

So sorry for your loss

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Malcom Schartau

Aunt Grace , was always there for and never gave up on me . Love You

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Rex and Brenda Summers

Sorry for the loss of our sweet neighbor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers for her family.

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Farrie Murphy

Please accept our sincere condolences during this time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Aunt Grace and things will not be the same without her. It seems as though I should be seeing her sitting at Ms Maureen's kitchen table laughing and talking. She will be missed. - Farrie

I will miss Grace so much. Our Lunch Bunch won't be the same. I am sorry that I was not able to be there today but my health just prevents it. But please know that you are in my prayers- Evelyn White

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Glen and Jackie poss

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of a great lady. She will be missed by many. I know it will be hard for her family and friends to make it through the holidays without her as it was her favorite time. She had a talent for decorating and her home was beautiful especially at Christmas. She and Bily were the best neighbors we've ever had and always had a special place in our hearts. Rest in peace sweet lady, we'll always remember you.

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Debbie Parrish Hussey

Shelia, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I have many great memories of your parents. They always treated me so kindly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Debbie

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Amy Marler

Such an amazing women, love her very much!

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