Lydia Jane McMullin was born December 31, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri to James and Patsy McMullin and passed away May 16, 2019 at the age of 64 years.
Lydia grew up in the St. Louis, Missouri area where she attended school until she moved to the Boss/Bunker, Missouri area at the age of 15. She worshipped at the local Baptist Church and was saved as a young girl.
Lydia married Garry Fred Pritchett for eight years.
In her working years, Lydia was a seamstress for Angelica Uniform in St. Louis, Missouri where she made uniforms, hospital gowns and scrubs. She also worked as a manager of the local Motel 6 and was a previous member of the Eagle Club. Lydia enjoyed spending time in her garden and loved to sew. She was a remarkable cook. She was famous for her fried chicken and home made candies. Lydia loved spending time with family on camping trips, fishing on the river or around the dining room table.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Patsy May McMullin; father, James Edward McMullin; and brother, Georgie McMullin.
She is survived by three children, Patsy Brooks and husband Eddie of Cuba, Missouri, Garry Pritchett Jr. and wife Kimberly of Eminence, Missouri and Debra Nichols and husband Don of Winona, Missouri; two sisters, Leona Brooks and husband Bobby Sr. of Salem, Missouri and Sherrie Hutson and husband Scott of Springfield, Missouri; stepmother, Ruthann McMullin of Springfield, Missouri; three brothers, David Barton of Spokane, Missouri, Dennis Barton of Salem, Missouri and Randy Barton and wife Becky of Salem, Missouri; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was held Sunday, May 19, 2019 in the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Pastor Linda Skaggs officiating. The eulogy was shared by Sherrie Hutson and special music was provided by Lori Brooks and Linda Skaggs singing “Amazing Grace”. Additional song selections were, “Save a Place for Me,” “A Song for Mama” and “When I Get Where I’m Going.”
Honorary pallbearers were Cody Brooks, Bobby Brooks Jr., Herbert McMullin, Jacob Brooks, Curtis Pritchett and Riley McMullin.
Burial was in the Westfork-Sutterfield Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary of Salem, Missouri.