Lynette Suzanne Stark
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ABERDEEN – Lynette Suzanne Stark died at her home in Aberdeen. She was born Dec. 7, 1952, in Santa Maria, Calif. She was a longtime educator and was currently a teacher at West Lowndes Elementary School. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, she taught at Hamilton, Aberdeen, Brandon, Hattiesburg and Stillwater, Okla. An accomplished musician, she was a band director for a number of years and continued to receive accolades from her former students whose lives she touched. She additionally taught English and elementary music. She was a published author with her young adult fiction book, ""Escape from Heart,"" published by Harcourt-Brace. She was a creative soul with diverse and varied interests including poetry, blues, gardening, all things Beatles, the supernatural, creative writing and a general ""jack-of-all-trades"" in the arts. She passionately cared ror all creatures, large and small, from stray dogs to faltering students. Her passing leaves a huge void in the lives of many.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Matt Stark officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Tiffany Kilpatrick of Oxford and Lauren Stark of MUW; a grandson, Rhes ""Rhex"" Low III of Oxford; her mother, Eileen Stark of Aberdeen; two brothers, Tim (Anna) Stark of Amory and Jimmy Stark of Aberdeen; a sister, Luanne Thompson of Aberdeen; nieces and nephews, Rev. Matt (Melanie) Stark of Amory, Dr. Candace (Stephen) Thompson Powell of Memphis, Heather (William) Riley of Aberdeen, Ross (Heather) Stark of Amory, Mary Margaret Thompson of Aberdeen, Collier ""Reed"" Thompson of Nashville; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Schyler Powell, Corbyn Powell and Anders Powell, all of Memphis, Alyssa Gates, Sophia James and Collin Thompson, all of Aberdeen, Jackson Riley of Aberdeen, and Riley Stark, Anna Brooke Stark and Thomas Stark, all of Amory.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Stark.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Alley Cat Allies or Palmer Home for Children in Columbus.
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Apr. 17, 2014.
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April 11, 2021
Lynette was a lovely, bright, witty and interesting woman who I became a friend of on Facebook though never met her. But I still think of her today..
Jim Edwards
April 11, 2020
Love you Lynette! I think about you often. You will never be forgotten!
Chaunta Holliday
June 27, 2018
My dad is Bukka White,I met Lynette over 10 years ago,her daughter wrote a High School paper on my father.She was very kind and helpful in my research in getting uncollected royalty,I would also spend time with her at the Bukka White Blues Festival.I am just hearing of her passing,I will miss her.
Irene kertchaval
May 15, 2014
I knew Lynette through the John Cleese forum and Facebook. She was a lovely lady and I am very sad at her passing. RIP, Lynette.
Susan Warlow
May 15, 2014
Lynette Stark, your memory will go on in the hearts of everyone you touched..
Michele Burnett
May 14, 2014
I only knew Lynette through social media but I got to know her fairly well and found her to be a very caring, intelligent and witty lady, and I enjoyed talking to her. I am very sorry to learn of her death at such a relatively young age.
Jim Edwards
April 28, 2014
Sorry to be so late, but I just heard the sad news about Lynette. Lynette was a special friend during our high school days. I have many special memories and think of her often. My thoughts are with you, Mrs. Stark, Jimmy, Tim, and Luann. Lynette was indeed a special, one of a kind, person. She will be greatly missed by many, including me, even though ours paths have not crossed in many years.
Herman Hill
April 19, 2014
you will be missed you were a great teacher
nikki mcgarrh
April 18, 2014
Ms stark you were one of the sweetest most patient teachers I ever had you were there to help even in personal ways and I was thankful to reconnect with u just a few months ago and you were still that same caring passionate person I know heaven gained a great angel when u entered in. So until my time here is thru keep the music playing and tell Jesus hello for me and I know you have the most beautiful mansion there with the most beautiful flowers everywhere and fresh roses for u to pick daily :) I so wish I lived closer I would have stopped in to pay you respect as you are due I know I will see you again in heaven then we can talk more but until then rest in The Lord and watch over your students past and present and all your loved ones like the caring devoted angel you have always been.... You were an angel here on earth and you left your mark on everyone you came across and you earned a spot in their hearts you sure will be missed and my heart aches for your life here is over but my soul celebrates as I know you are in heaven and playing the sweetest music and enjoying eternity :) love you ms stark you will be dearly missed and never forgotten RIP
Gloria Benish English
April 18, 2014
Lynette was a great lady and will be missed and always remembered.Such a sad loss. Lauren, Hunter and I are here if you need anything at all.Praying for the family.
JoAnn Jackson
April 17, 2014
RIP Lynette
Peri Ann Smith
April 17, 2014
Ms Stark was one of the best faculty members at Hamilton High. She had a huge heart. She never looked sown on any student. She will be greatly missed.
Lesia Tucker
April 17, 2014
One of the sweetest and loving person that I have ever had the honor of knowing and meeting.
April 17, 2014
Ms Stark you have gained your wings and now you're singing in the best choir I will see you again
Latoya Loyd
April 17, 2014
Ms. Stark was a very special lady for whom I had the pleasure of being one of her students at Hamilton back in the 80's. She made such an impression on me that we have kept in touch all these years. There are very few people you come across in your lifetime that touch you in that way, she was one of those people and will truely be missed.
Julia Atkins-Butler
April 17, 2014
Ms. Stark was a wonderful person and friend. She was always so sweet, and she always tried to find good in everyone, never poiting out their faults, I admired her so much for that. I feel like I am a better person just for knowing her and I thank God every day that I was blessed to have her as a friend.
Jason Hill
April 17, 2014
Ms Stark was a very sweet and wonderful teacher who touched many many lives! You will truly be missed.
Sandy George Livingston
April 17, 2014
Ms. Stark, I will always remember your sweet spirit. You will be greatly missed!!
Chaunta Sprowell-Holliday
April 17, 2014
It's difficult to move on when you know they're gone ... gone beyond our reach, leaving this mortal world behind. But you have left us memories that no one can take away, memories that will bring forth a smile and
conquer the painful tears. It is time to remember them smiling, till we see them next in heavenly bliss. May your soul R.I.P
Anniece Riddle
April 17, 2014
I love you and will miss you dearly.
Tammie Rainey-Gathings
April 17, 2014
A precious mother, teacher, musician, writer, gardener and friend. She will truly be missed. My prayers are with the family.
Laverne Greene-Leech
April 17, 2014
Ms. Lynette you are and will always be missed for the rest of my days. Love u. Praying for your family. So shocking.
Regina Rush
April 17, 2014
Lynette is beautiful soul and a wonderful friend. My heart is heavy for her beautiful family.
Betsy Kaufer
April 17, 2014
May the light you shined upon us now shine down from above. You were a wonderful lady who touched may lives. You will be missed deeply.
Tonya Reeves
April 17, 2014
Little did we know that this was your season, you will always be remembered and truly be missed.
Luke 23:43 - And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Minnie Williams
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