Lumpkins, Ella Mae, born a coal miner's daughter in Harlan County, KY, on July 13, 1948, left us in her sleep after a battle with cancer in the pre-dawn hours of October 11, 2016 under the care of family, friends and the ladies at Hosparus in Louisville, KY. Like the stubborn, no-fuss, independent woman she was she waited until she was alone for a moment to take her leave. A follower of Christ, she belonged to no church, but lived the teachings of her lord and savior daily. Preceded in death by her beloved dachshund Duke, husband, Wallace Vincent Lumpkins Sr. (U.S. Army); father, Byrd Smith; mother, Medie Saylor and siblings, Omi, Chet, Roscoe, Alice Fay, Larry and Oscar Lee. Survived by her sister, Earlene Johnson; brother, Darrell; her children, Luther Gene, Wallace Vicent and Ella Jean; as well as 9 grandchildren, Savannah, Blake, Madison Hope, Aubrey, Molly, Avery, Mya, Noah and Carter. Per Ella Mae's wishes there will be no services. Arrangements entrusted with Joseph E. Ratterman & Son.
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