Jean Lynelle Purcell, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 8, 1938, to Ernest B. and Lucille Martin in Oxford, FL.
She worked for the Commercial Bank in Ocala prior to relocating to Orlando with her husband and children. Lynelle then became a stay-at-home mom. After her husband retired, they moved back to Oxford. Lynelle was a faithful member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Oxford, Florida where she played the organ and piano. One of her favorite things to do was to float down the Rainbow River in Dunnellon. She loved spending time with her family especially the great-grandsons!
Lynelle is survived by her husband of 65 years Jerry Purcell of Oxford, FL; Daughter, Wanda Crittenden and her husband Bill of Panama City, FL; Son, Shawn Purcell of Oxford, FL; two grandsons, Heath Crittenden and his wife Amber of Brooksville, FL and Bret Crittenden and his wife Lauren of Southern Pines, NC; Four Great-Grandsons, Tristan Crittenden, Caden Crittenden and Jace Crittenden all of Brooksville, FL and Jarrett Crittenden of Sothern Pines, NC; and many extended family members as well as a host of friends who loved her.
Lynelle is preceded in death by her parents Ernest B. and Lucille Martin, her brother, Darroll Martin and sister Thelma Martin.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Banks, Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood, Florida. Funeral Services to be held on Friday, October 6, 2023, at 11:00AM at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Oxford, FL. There will be a Visitation from 10:30AM till the hour of service at the church. The Burial will follow the service at Nichols Cemetery in Oxford, FL.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 91 West C.R. 466, Oxford, FL 34484 in Lynelle’s loving memory.