Lovell Delano Workman, passed through this life on June 9, 2015 to be reunited with his son, brothers, sister and parents in the comforting arms of his savior, Jesus Christ, after blessing his family for 78 years.
The last survivor of one of four children born in Twilight, West Virginia in 1936 to Alvin and Sybil Workman, he lived a fulfilled, passionate and rewarding life. After serving his country in the United States Army stationed in Germany, he returned to his hometown where he met the mother of his children and his first wife. Raising six children and many times working two jobs, he defined the epitome of what a father and husband should be. During his lifetime he worked as a police officer, in the steel mills of Ohio and in the mines of New Mexico, West Virginia and Alabama. Although laborious and working well into his 70's, he loved his work and was passionate about being the best he could be and passed down those valuable lessons to his children. After his children had grown, he began a new life with his soulmate, with whom he loved passionately and with whom he spent his last moments. He had a great passion for life, his wife Linda, his children and extended family. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors, whether it be - hunting, fishing, sitting on the porch, mowing, gardening – if it was daylight, he preferred to be outside. He was also a 32nd degree Mason, a patriotic American, a good neighbor and respected and cherished all that life had given him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Alvin and Sybil Workman; his son, Christopher Scott, brothers; Garcia and Garner; and his, sister, Delores.
He is survived by his wife, of 31 years, Linda Workman, of Northport Alabama; her son, Travis Shade (Tracy); his sons, Mark Workman (Amelita), of Miami, Florida, and Timothy Workman (Dania), of Avon Lake, Ohio; his daughters, Rhonda Workman-Gurgis (Amir) of Cleveland, Ohio, Melissa Workman-Lerzo (Tony) of Madison, West Virginia , Cheryl Workman (Roy) of Charleston, West Virginia and Julie Jeffries (Bobby) of Alum Creek, West Virginia; and numerous loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to express a special love and thank you to Cheryl Workman who spent every moment of the better part of the last twelve months assisting her Father and his wife through both their battles with the terrible disease. Angels indeed exist in this life. Additionally, a special thank you to Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center and West Alabama Hospice for their sincere love and passion for all that they do.
Services will be held at Magnolia Chapel North, 4905 Highway 69 North, Northport, Alabama on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior and a private burial at a later date.
Visitation one hour prior and a private burial at a later date.
Magnolia Chapel North, 4905 Highway 69 North, Northport, Alabama on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.