Lyndell Hopkins Edgemon
Lyndell Hopkins Edgemon of Littlefield died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer.
Lyndell was born in Lubbock, on June25, 1943, to D.R. and Floy Hopkins. After graduating from Lubbock High School she went to Texas Tech University. There, a member of Chi Omega Sorority, she found many friends and was active in the sorority for the rest of her life. While at Tech she also met the love of her life, Charlie Edgemon, a member of the Texas Tech Football team. They would have celebrated 56 years together this March. They moved to Anton, and began cotton farming. While raising their three boys, she finished her degree in Psychology and ran multiple businesses. She loved to play tennis and would run the Anton Tournament as well as many tennis parties at the racquet club. Whatever activity that her boys were involved in, she would be "all in" - from a den mother to a 4-H leader to booster club and more. She would also be found at all her children's events from football to basketball to tennis to band.
After 25 years of farming and raising children, she and Charlie went into the Peace Corps and served in the Tonga Islands. There she taught school and Charlie worked with prison ministry. They then spent four years in Volkov, Russia, where they worked with over 20 farmers and helped them create a COOP. She was an amazing cook, too, and while in Russia she wrote cookbooks and cooked Texas cuisine in Russia. After their return to the states, she finished her career by working 20 years for the U.S. Census Bureau. She so loved meeting people and working with her team. In 2015, she received a coveted national award, the Census Award of Excellence.
Lyndell was preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law Dan Gurley.
She is survived by her husband, Charles; sisters, Lovetta Gurley, and Karmen Hopkins (Donna Gullette); three sons, Lance Edgemon (Linda), Kyle Edgemon (Robin), and Trevor Edgemon (Tammy); eleven grandchildren, Kenny, Nathan (Jen), Luke (Cori Jo ), Joel (Lincoln), Jake, Kaylee, Kaitlyn, and Kyndal; and two great-grandsons, Asher and Levi; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins she loved.
The family of Lyndell Edgemon would like to thank the staff at Lamb Healthcare Center, Dr. Carreon, Dr. Rodriquez, Terri Stansell, and Rey Silvas.
A memorial service was held on Monday morning, February I 0, at First Baptist Church in Anton, TX.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials may be sent to the Lyndell Edgemon Memorial Scholarship, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, HorizonAssembly#384, 8609 Knoxville Ave., Lubbock, TX 79423.