She lived her adult life in Jacksonville, Fla., and her last request was to leave Florida and go to the mountains of Tennessee with her loving son Ernest for her final days. He and his wife and were blessed to be with her as she crossed her last and most beautiful mountain.
She was in Cleveland with her son for only 16 days. A time spent talking, hugging, crying, laughing and above all feeling the love they had for each other. She had not spoken for five days, but the night before the angels came she called her son’s name “Ernest.”
Lucinda was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker who raised two wonderful sons, one who was waiting at the gates of heaven for her. She had a wonderful love of children and raised a multitude of them. It did not matter that they were not of her blood. She loved them as her own with her heart of gold. If a stranger showed up at her house hungry, they left full. She always took great pride in her cooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton and Mattie Trapp; grandparents; her husband, Ernest Ravnell II; her youngest son, Reginald Lamar Ravnell; and a host of friends.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ernest Ravnell III and Jeannie; five grandsons; 10 granddaughters; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other extended family members and friends.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Lucinda and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family is honored to assist the Ravnell family with these arrangements.