OBITUARY: Margie Potts Lancaster


Margie Potts Lancaster, age 88, a resident of Theta, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at her residence.

Margie was born on December 26, 1934, in Maury County, the beloved daughter of the late Claude Potts and Lola Kelly Potts.

A faithful member of New Life Baptist Church, she also dedicated her time to teaching Sunday school in years past. Margie’s love for basketball during her school days was only matched by her passion for attending dirt track races and trips to Tunica. She was an avid football enthusiast, with a special affection for the Tennessee Vols.

Above all, Margie cherished her family, always eager to accompany her grandkids wherever they wanted to go. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Margie is survived by her loving children: Anita King of Theta, Freddie (Charlene) Lancaster of Theta, and Reta “Ricky” (Carl) Hutcherson of Water Valley; dear brother, Billy (Sandra) Potts of Culleoka; sister, Linda (Mike) Walls of Knob Creek; devoted grandchildren, Scotty (Lisa) Dial, Shena (Coty) Speck, Kelly (Stacey) Batey, Alissa (Booger) Hall, Gerri (Matthew) Judd, Luke (Anisha) Jones, and Carl “BooBoo” Hutcherson; cherished great-grandchildren, Hunter Jones, Hailey Jones, Hope Jones, Hannah Jones, Maddy Pullum, Lacey Batey, Case O’Field, Brody O’Field, Karsen Judd, Maggie Speck, and Shelby Dial; and special friends, Carolyn Oakley, and Keith and Debbie Baker.

Margie was preceded in death by her daughters, Sheilah Lancaster and Brenda Faye Lancaster; brothers, Cecil Potts, Tommy Potts, J.B. Potts, and Jerry Potts; sisters, Janice Burgett and Betty Mai Potts; and son-in-law, W.E. King.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to all the Compassus Hospice nurses, with special thanks to Dillon Scott for his exceptional care during this challenging time.

A funeral service will be held to celebrate her life on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 11:00 am at Heritage Funeral Home with Keith Baker officiating, with entombment to follow in Maury Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will be available to receive friends on Monday, December 18, 2023, from 4:00-8:00 pm and again on Tuesday from 10:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Heritage Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial donations to Heritage Funeral Home for funeral expenses.


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