Date of birth: 20 Aug 1964
Date of death: 16 Jul 2023
Benjamin Hughes Lundy
BRANDON - Benjamin Hughes Lundy, husband, father, grandfather, educator and true believer died early Sunday morning after fighting a pitched battle with cancer for eight years. He was born in Greenville, MS and lived the past 20+ years in Brandon, MS. He is survived by his wife and partner in life, Lorie McClain and his children: Douglas Planchard (Valerie), Brent Lundy (Amy), Brittany Yates (Spencer), Blair Lundy (Kristen), Lauren Lundy, and Marley McDade (Adam); his grandchildren: Matthew Planchard, Daniel Lundy, Isabelle Lundy, Bradley Lundy, Brecken Lundy, and Cohen Yates, brother Charles Lundy and one niece and three nephews. He could talk to anyone about any subject with enthusiasm and a deep knowledge of the subject, in fact, it was often, difficult to disentangle oneself from one of Ben's conversations. He preferred being busy and rarely sat still. Ben could fix anything, was a great handyman, avid outdoorsman, and loved God and his family above all else.
He loved sports and coaching softball and baseball in particular. In the summers, he and Lorie would practically live at the softball field. He also loved Arkansas and LSU (and hated Alabama) football as well as Nascar racing. His favorite place to be was on the Gulf Coast with Lorie. Ben was an avid cook whether in the kitchen, on the grill, or in the turkey fryer, but his true calling and talent was eating. He loved crawfish, steak at Doe's Eat Place on Nelson, Delta hot tamales and Miss Johnnie's strawberry shortcake that Lorie would make him. However, his field of culinary tastes were expansive and his consumption was always vigorous.
Over the years Ben had many careers and was a master in many fields, but his passion and his excellence was in educating young people. He was a champion of all people; however, his true calling was always doing what is right for kids. He managed the turnaround of struggling schools in Mississippi and was an amazing principle, coach, security guard, babysitter, argument settler and teacher wherever he was sent. He always left schools better than when he found them.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY"
Source: Mortimer Funeral Home Website, https://www.mortimerfh.com/obituaries/Benjamin-H-Lundy?obId=28457871
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