Mrs. Lizzie Kate Driskell died July 28. The daughter of the late Johnny and Mariah Tuggle Manuel she was born in 1934. She was raised and educated in Newton County and worked for Beaver Manufacturing, Mansfield, for 28 years until retiring.
Mrs. Driskell was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church serving on the Usher Board, Senior Choir and Mother Board. Mrs. Driskell loved to fish, shop, converse on the phone with siblings and travel with her friends from the Newton County Senior Citizens Center.
She was a loving and caring person and had an immense love for her family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Driskell was preceded in death by siblings Johnnie Mae, Lillian (Alberta), David and Vera.
Surviving are sons Mr. Robert L. Driskell, Mr. and Mrs. Sammie (Maxine) Driskell, Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Clarissa) Driskell, Mr. Henry Driskell, Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne (Marion) Driskell, Mr. George Driskell, all of Covington, Mr. Jerome Driskell of Decatur; daughters Mr. and Mrs. Gregory (Blondie) Benson, Ms. Terri Driskell, both of Covington; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Julia) Manuel of Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. Willie R. (Betty) Manuel of Decatur, Mr. and Mrs. Willie C. (Idonia) Manuel of Reidsville; sisters Ms. Lucille Phillips of Covington, Ms. Thurman Banks of Decatur, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland (Annette) Pope of Covington, Ms. Betty J. Bell of Macon; brother-in-law Mr. Willie Driskell of Cleveland, Ohio; special friends Ms. Lillie Turk, Mr. Joe Bowman; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. William H. Gaither officiating. Interment followed at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.