Mary Dell Lovette was born to the late James and Corine Lovette on March 25th 1956 in Lake Village, Arkansas. She departed this life on Tuesday, March 16, 2022.
Mary received her elementary and secondary education in the Pine Bluff Arkansas Public School System graduating in 1975. She attended Northwestern School of Business and graduated in 1979 with a degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University in Chicago. She was an Executive Assistant during the earlier years of her life. She loved reading, libraries, journaling, learning about history, and enjoyed walking. She also enjoyed volunteering at hospitals and libraries, where she would read to children.
Mary was a beautiful soul, who deeply believed in her faith.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, James and Corine Lovette: brothers, Willard and Roy Lovette; sisters, Katherine Powell and Rosetta Taylor; grandson Tyler D. Clemmons, and nephew James Lovette, III.
Her memory will be cherished by her daughters Stacey Lovette Clemmons, Jessica Culclager, and Son Fredrick Lovette, grandchildren, Kenneth James, Brittany and Chanda Clemmons, and Olivia and Jada Lovette; great grandchildren Kendrick and Karter James. Her siblings, James Lovette, Pastoria Wallace, Lucille (Peter) Mouncil, Ophelia Mouncil, Jonnie (Bobby) Carr, Martha (CL) Lovette Philips, Bobby (Brenda) Lovette and Felix Lovette.
Footprints in the Sand Poem
One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.
"I don’t understand why, when I need You most, You would leave me.”
He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you,
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."