Lucille ‘Lucy’ E. Livingston

by | Dec 6, 2013 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Lucille ‘Lucy’ E. Livingston, 79, of Norfolk, Va., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.

Born in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late John and Edna Shilling.

She was predeceased by sisters Peggy Fritz, Ann Hose, and Betty Perrin, and brothers John Jr. and Randolph Shilling. Lucille is survived by her sisters Dorothy Thomas (John), Linda Findley (Dale), and brother Berkley Shilling (Kathleen).

Lucille is survived by her loving husband of 59 plus years, Reece, and children Robin Cohen (Moss) of Hillsborough N.C., Philip Livingston of Rehoboth Beach, Del. and Barry Livingston of Buford, Ga. She will be deeply missed by her five grandchildren, Meredith and Caitlyn Cohen, and Jared, Jacob, and Chloe Livingston. Lucille was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, never happier than when in the company of her family. One of her joys in life was baking ‘goodies’ for festive occasions and care packages for her grandchildren, children, and friends.

Lucille graduated from Towson State Teachers College in 1956. In college she wrote for the Tower Light Newspaper and played basketball. She taught elementary school in the Baltimore County Public Schools and the Norfolk City Public Schools for a combined 32 years. She received many accolades during her teaching career including Teacher of the Year at Fairlawn Elementary School. Not only was Lucille devoted in the classroom, she also anonymously made sure her school’s needy families had warm winter clothing and a special Thanksgiving dinner every year.

She was a member of Temple Israel Sisterhood, National Education Association and Norfolk Education Association. She was an avid reader, a great joke teller, and a wicked Scrabble player.

Services took place at Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. with interment Mikro Kodesh Beth Israel Cemetery in Baltimore, Md. Contributions in her memory to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St, New York, N.Y. 10016 or Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 or the charity of the donor’s choice.