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Lonnie Seay Obituary
Seay, Lonnie
1934 - 2018
Lonnie Mae "Mary" Seay, 83, born September 2, 1934 in Eufaula, AL, passed away February 17, 2018. She attended Henry County School in Clayton, AL and graduated from Chicago School of Nursing. Lonnie became a LPN with the State of Ohio, in 1957, after moving to Columbus. In 1982, she received her Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University. Lonnie worked for the State Mental Hospital, Children's Hospital, and retired from the Columbus Health Department after 25 years of service. A devoted Christian, Lonnie was a faithful member of Asbury North United Methodist Church, for over 60 years, where she served as the Chairperson of the Communion Stewards. She was an actor for CAM Talent Agency, a member of Eta Phi Beta Sorority, and an avid traveler. Lonnie and her husband were able to enjoy the sights of Israel, Egypt, Aruba, and other Caribbean Islands, as well as many cities within the United States. Predeceased by daughter Janet Patricia Seay, parents Eddie A. and Pearlie L. Cunningham, and siblings Coudia Williams, Bernice Williams, Alberta Rispan, Stanley Cunningham, and Eddie Cunningham, Jr. Survived by her husband of 63 years, James; daughter, Jeri Lynn (Paul) Hensley; grandson, Paul Stephen Hensley, II; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Lonnie's favorite saying, "God loves you and so do I!" will be forever in our hearts. Celebration of Life 11 a.m. Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Asbury North UMC, 1586 Clifton Ave., where her family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the start of service. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To send flowers or express condolences to the Seay family, please visit Lonnie's online tribute wall at www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 21, 2018
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