Lucille Meece Terry passed away peacefully at home on November 22, 2012. She was born in Pulaski County to parents Mary (Edwards) and Theodore Meece. She was the devoted wife of James Edward Terry.
She retired from Elkhorn Middle School (Franklin County Schools) as a financial secretary and had previously worked at Elkhorn Elementary School.
Mrs. Terry graduated from Frankfort High School and attended Kentucky State University and Eastern Kentucky University. She was a member of Capital Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Frankfort Arts Foundation, and was a past member of the Woman’s Club of Frankfort and the Capital Area Art Guild. She volunteered for the Kentucky Book Fair.
She was a kind, caring, and very creative person. She loved her family and friends and was devoted to them. Her beloved family farm in Somerset was most dear to her and her family. Most important to her also was the rescue of cats.
She cherished the arts and her community. An artist, she created hand-painted scarves and beautiful landscape paintings, as well as countryside photographs. She was chairperson of the Arts & Crafts Juried Exhibition for Capital Expo Festival for many years. She also served as the Arts & Crafts Chairperson of the Franklin County Fair and the Woman’s Club of Frankfort. She was a Patron and a dedicated volunteer for the Frankfort Arts Foundation.
Lucille Meece Terry enjoyed creating recipes and preparing gracious meals in her home for her family. She was a Field Editor for Taste of Home magazine. Her recipes have also been printed in Southern Living, Country, The State Journal and The Lexington Herald-Leader, among other publications. She won numerous awards for her original culinary creations including the Fourth of July Great American Apple Pie Contest several times.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Edward Terry.
Mrs. Terry is survived by her daughter, Patricia Terry Vansant and son, James Michael Terry (Cathy). She is also survived by her brothers, Meredith Wayne Meece (Nancy) and Vernon Holmes Meece; a sister, Doris Meece Arnold (John); nephews George Arnold, Greg Meece (Donna), Mark Meece (Donna); and many other family members.
Services for Mrs. Terry will be conducted at LeCompte Johnson Taylor Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on that day. Reverend Randall Vaught will officiate. Burial will be in the Frankfort Cemetery.
George Martin Arnold, Greg Meece, Mark Meece, Wayne Meece, Vernon Holmes Meece, James Clayton Morris, Jimmy Shearer, and J. Kevin Welch will be pallbearers.
Arrangements are being made through LeCompte Johnson Taylor Funeral Home. The online guestbook is ljtfuneralhome.com. Expressions of condolences can be given to the Frankfort Arts Foundation.