Mary Ellen Thurman Puckett, 87, of Lewisport, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Heartland Villa. She was born in Cloverport, KY on April 22, 1936 to the late David and Mabel Smith Thurman. Mary was a homemaker and was a member of Central Baptist Church. She loved God, her church, her family, hugging family and friends (and often times, strangers), flowers, gardening, shopping, eating out and just fully loving life. Mary’s furry pet/child, Gizmo was the joy of her life. Since Mary’s passing, Sandy Estes has happily welcomed Gizzy into her home to be loved and cared for, as Mary would of appreciated.
Mary was preceded in death by her first husband, George Aaron Estes, second husband, Earl Puckett; son, Johnnie Estes; siblings, James Thurman, Murl Henry Thurman, Ailiene Hurst, Wilma Phillips and Gladys Mae Burton; step son, Wally Puckett.
Mary is survived by her sons, George Kenneth (Dianne) Estes, Darrell Wayne (Lori) Estes, Michael Aaron Estes and Scotty Joe (Jenny) Estes; grandchildren, Shane (Susan) Estes, Holly (Eric) Simpson, Kimberly Estes, Dana (Steve) Benningfield, Jason (Stephanie) Estes, Jed (Christina) Estes, Johnathan Estes, Michael Estes and Rebecca Estes; Great grandchildren, Xavier Simpson, Maddox Simpson, Maya Estes, Kiera Gammon, Kaxton Knight, Franklin Estes, Vincent Estes and Riker Estes; stepdaughter, Dianna (Billy) Puckett Nichols; step grandchildren, Jennifer Davis and Donna Southland; step great grandchildren, Shelby Ward, Jason Davis, Dominic Davis, Jasmine Davis, Madeline Davis, Elijah Davis, Sarah Southard, Issac Southard and Luke Southard; siblings, Louise Basham, Betty Chappell and Dallas Thurman along with many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Lewisport Chapel with burial following in Cooper Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 am until service time.
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