Wynell Marie Dykes Lively
August 26, 1930 - March 16, 2021
Wynell Marie Dykes Lively, age 90, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. She was born on August 26, 1930 in Bastrop, Louisiana, to Eunice and Dennis Dykes. On September 16, 1950 she married the love of her life, Carl “Sammy” Lively.
Wynell was a longtime, dedicated member of Union Avenue Baptist Church, where she raised her children, sang in the choir, and participated in many church activities. She truly lived her life to the fullest through simple pleasures; she loved camping with lifelong friends, decorating, cooking for her family, and working in her yard and flower beds. After a long career with First State Bank, she went on to enjoy retirement. She lived her life in every respect as a true lady.
Wynell is survived by her 4 children; Brad Lively, Kathy L. Danna, Denise L. Megehee, and Brian Lively (Kim). She is also survived by 5 grandchildren; Heidi Lively Rose, Jonathan Megehee, Dustin Lively (Melanie), Stacey Lively Baughman (Blake), and Mallory Danna Adams (Sonny). As well as 7 great grandchildren; Brayden Rose, Mason Rose, Brycen Baughman, Savannah, Bella and Hudson Megehee, and Danyan Lively.
Wynell is preceded in death by her parents, her 4 siblings; Dennis Dykes Jr., Marlene Duncan, Evelyn Sumrall, and Clyde Dykes, her beloved Husband, Sammy, 2 grandchildren; Eric Mann and Joshua Lively, her Son in law, Lester “Bugs” Megehee and a Daughter in law, Brenda Barker Lively.
Visitation will be held at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bruce Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, Blake Baughman, Jonathan Megehee, Wade Lively, Woody Lively, Brycen Baughman, and Dale Kennedy.