Miriam Lamb Trousdale passed away from this life peacefully to her heavenly home on the night of November 25th, 2013 at the age of 88. She was born June 15th, 1925 in Danville, Georgia, the only beloved child of Frank Felton Lamb and Sara Lillian Lamb. She enjoyed an idyllic childhood, growing up on a sprawling farm in Twiggs County, Georgia. After graduating from Danville High School as class valedictorian, she attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville. Following her freshman year, she transferred to the University of Georgia where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, several academic societies, Beauty Review and was the Rose (sweetheart) of Kappa Alpha fraternity for two consecutive years. She graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1946.
It was during her senior year that she met the love of her life, Louis Carter Trousdale, Jr. She worked briefly in Atlanta before they married on April 25, 1954. Miriam and Louis lived in Baltimore, MD, Washington DC and Atlanta, GA during their early marriage. In 1961, they settled in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida where they raised their two children, Janie and Louis. While living in Ponte Vedra she was very involved with their church, Christ Episcopal Church, and also taught English for several years to junior high students whom she dearly loved.
In 1976, the family returned to Athens, Louis' home, where Miriam gave of herself lovingly to all she knew. Over the years, she served others selflessly in many areas. She was involved in The Salvation Army Auxiliary, serving as secretary, Reach to Recovery, Mended Hearts, ADPi advisory board, The Ladies' Garden Club. Miriam and Louis were members of the First United Methodist Church where she served with faithfulness and love in countless ways. She was involved with United Methodist Women (former President), Sunday school teacher, Alter Guild, Ministry for the Homebound and countless Bible studies. She truly had a servant's heart and served all with a genuine, humble and gracious spirit. She was a true Southern lady and will be missed greatly by all who were blessed to have known her. None will miss her more than her children, daughter, Janie and husband Cody Gunn, son, Louis Trousdale, as well as the grandchildren she adored, Miriam and her husband Mark Metcalf, Carter Gunn, Chandler Gunn, and Ella Trousdale.
Service will be held at First United Methodist Church on Monday, December 2nd at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Athens Chapter of the
, Athens Regional Foundation Breast Health Center or First United Methodist Church, Athens, Georgia.
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Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service are in charge of arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Dec. 1, 2013