Lucy Lynn Lagrone-Long

Lucy Lynn Lagrone-Long

January 22, 1955 ~ March 13, 2021

Lucy Lagrone-Long went home to see her Lord & Savior on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Lucy was born on January 22, 1955 in Cameron, TX to AD & Ruth Lagrone. Lucy was their first child and would be the only one born in TX as her family soon relocated to Boise, ID. It was there that her four siblings joined the family: Lisa, Andy, Joel, and Lore.
As a young child Lucy made the most important decision of her life – to trust Jesus Christ as her Lord & Savior. As a teenager she recognized the calling on her life to missions as she listened to “So Send I You” at a church rally. These two decisions would be the foundation of her life and legacy.
She met the love of her life, John Long, in 1973 and they married on June 14, 1974 in El Paso, TX. While in El Paso, John and Lucy served on their first short term mission project in Juarez, Mexico before relocating to Gainesville, FL.
Lucy was a proud graduate of the University of Florida (’80 Nursing) and would use her gifting as a pediatric nurse, ICU nurse, Hospice nurse, Camp nurse, and with the Baptist Nursing Fellowship of Florida.
After John graduated from UF, he and Lucy relocated to Ft. Worth, TX where John attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. While in Ft. Worth, their only child, Megan Melissa, was born in 1986.
He and Lucy would go on to serve at 6 churches across the country. Lucy’s talents allowed her to serve in a myriad of areas such as VBS director, Praise Team leader, Sunday School teacher, church pianist, parish nurse, and so many more. Some of her greatest friendships and relationships would be forged while serving at these churches.
In 2007, they transitioned from full time church ministry to serving overseas with the International Mission Board in Gent, Belgium. While in Belgium, Lucy was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Instead of taking the diagnosis and returning to the US, Lucy used it to reach into new lives and a new area of service in Belgium. Her hope and peace would shine through multiple stem cell transplants, years of chemotherapy, radiation and treatment.
On August 5, 2014, all of the important people in Lucy’s life would take a backseat to the new front runner, her only grandchild – Macy Michaela Green. You could not meet Lucy without hearing about and seeing pictures of the “Macygator”.
Upon retiring from the mission field, John and Lucy moved to Big Spring, TX and later DeLand, FL to take on the best role yet – grandparents. Lucy attended school programs, cheerleading events, AWANA award nights, and everything else she could be at.
Ultimately, Myeloma cut short the time her family would have wished to spend with her. But we rejoice in knowing she lived and died a life worth celebrating.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 46 years, John; one daughter, Megan, and son-in-love, Justin. Her favorite grandchild Macy Michaela. She also leaves behind her mother Ruth Lagrone of Milano, TX. Her siblings Lisa Lagrone of Milano, TX, Andy (Jamie) Lagrone of Bulverde, TX, Joel (D’Aun) Lagrone of Keller, TX, and Lore (Chris) Lagrone of Pearland, TX, along with numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, AD Lagrone.
A memorial service will be held at Stetson Baptist Church in DeLand, FL on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The service will be live streamed on the church’s website and YouTube pages.

Condolence

Ronnie/Alice Walker

March 19, 2021, 12:59 pm

We are heart broken but rejoice in the fact that Lucy lived her life well. Thoughts and prayers are with John, Megan, Justin and Macy.

Melissa Heiland

March 19, 2021, 7:51 pm

Lucy was always sweet and joyful, even though very hard times. She will be missed. God bless your sweet family.

Bob and Annabell

March 19, 2021, 9:04 pm

I am sad at her passing but thankful that she has no more pain and has entered into the presence of our Lord and savior. Praying for her family and all those touched by her life.

Vonnie and Ed Baker

March 19, 2021, 11:50 pm

Lucy lived a beautiful Godly life, she will be missed, our thoughts and prayers go too John, Megan, Justin, Macy!

Colleen Malito

March 22, 2021, 1:17 am

Hers was a life well lived in love with God and man. Saddened because of the loss, I am gladdened for her graduation. Praying for family.

doug and maryse whitsett

March 25, 2021, 2:58 pm

She was a sweet coworker and friend; She had a great big heart for the people around her and her family! Just loved her grandaughter! Lucy bought a floral pink cadilac work shirt for Doug and I! When those were allowed! We still wear them today when working in our yard and think of her kindness. We have that great hope to see Lucy again when God comes to collect the rest of us. Our deep condolences to those left with the biggest holes in their hearts for Lucy, mom, wife and sister, grandmother and friend.

Dianne Wilson

March 27, 2021, 4:24 am

John, Megan and Justin:
I am so excited about Lucy’s home going and, at the same time I’m very sorry for your loss. Lucy was such an encouragement to John and me. I am praying for you all.

Dudley & Janet GRAVES

March 28, 2021, 4:49 pm

John, though our time in Europe together was brief and distant, I do and will thank our God for the remembrance of you and Lucy, and the testimony of obedience and perseverance that the 2 of you lived out in Belgium. Rest in and hold to His peace, that has, does and will surpass all human understanding…but not His desire and ability to faithfully surround and fill you with it.
Dio ti benedica e Ringraziamo Dio per la vita di Lucy.

Johan en Marieke Vermeulen

March 29, 2021, 4:03 pm

John, Megan and family, we are so sorry for your loss, but also grateful that Lucy is home, with our Lord. We truly miss Lucy and John since they left Ghent, because of their devotion, inspiration, cooking…We learned a lot from you and are grateful for the period that we had together. Also we rejoiced for the time Lucy had with Megan and Macy. Personally I was also very glad to meet up again with you both at Sanford a couple of years ago. We keep on praying for comfort and support in this difficult time. She was a faithful servant and has returned home! Big hugs from Belgium. Johan, Marieke en de kinderen.

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