Lovey J Nolan 78 was born April 24, 1944, and passed on February 18, 2023. She was born in Waco Texas to Dee Johnson and Ozenia Hubert Johnson. Lovey was the youngest of 11 siblings. She was the only one to graduate high school. She graduated from Booker T Washington in 1961. After she graduated high school she held jobs as a domestic cleaning house, she was a bar made and worked at the Hilton Garden Inn. In 1974 Lovey joined the Army National Guard. She served in The National Guard from 1974-1983. She was the first woman as well as first black woman from the Texas Panhandle to join. In 1983 she joined the Army Reserve and retired in 1993. During her service she also worked at a meat plant and southwestern bell. She held a number of other jobs after her service. Lovey attended Vista college and graduated with a New Horizon Award for business on November 30, 2012. Lovey married Melvin Perkins in 1966 and divorced in 1974. She married Vernon Nolan in 2003 and divorced in 2019.
Lovey loved attending church and reading the Bible. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She loved to cook, to sew and do crafting. Lovey also loved to dance. She was an advocate in the community. She wore many hats of life. Lovey attended St. John's Baptist church for many years. She also attended Church of the Living God for a number of years. Where she was a Sunday school teacher and president of women's work ministry. Her last church home was Pathpoint Fellowship.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, nine siblings, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
She is survived by her sister: Virginia Fowler, children: Adrian (Tina) Cleveland of San Antonio Texas, and their six children, Donovan Perkins of Lubbock Texas, and his three kids; Erika "Nikki" (Charles) Perkins-Romaine of San Antonio Texas, and their three children, Brandi Perkins and her five children of Amarillo Texas, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lovey was a devoted, loving caring woman. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
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