Lynne Rene Montgomery departed this earthly life on December 16, 2021 in Oklahoma City, to be with our Heavenly Father. Funeral Service are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 23, 2021 at the Santa Fe First Baptist Church in Purcell. Interment will follow at Redrock Cemetery in Byars, Oklahoma, entrusted to the care of Wadley's Funeral Service.
Lynne was born on September 20, 1957 to James Edward and Etta Lois Readis in Lincoln, Nebraska. The family returned to Oklahoma City where she grew up, graduating from Northeast High School with the class of 1975. She enjoyed being a saxophonist in her H.S. band, and she was a runner up in the 1973 Miss Black Teenage Oklahoma pageant. Lynne chose to play “Killing Me Softly” by artist Roberta Flack for her talent competition. She was married to James Montgomery and later to Roger Edwards. Lynne matriculated at Rose State College in Midwest City, OK. During her life, she was employed with C.R. Anthony’s, Oscar Rose Junior College and in the food industry. Lynne was a life-long member of the Santa Fe First Baptist Church in Purcell, OK. She loved spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. Lynne enjoyed reading mysteries and romance novels, collecting records, cooking and spending time outdoors for walks or gardening. Her potato salad and apple pie will most definitely be missed.
Leading the path and joyfully waiting with open arms are her grandparents, Johnie & Myrtle Gresham, James and Irene Readis, Andrew Hamlin & Evelyn Ladd-Hamlin; her beloved brother, Von Maurice Readis; her favorite cousin, Eddie Wright; her beloved father, Ted Hamlin; as well as a host of other family members.
Lynne leaves behind to cherish her memory, her parents, Etta Shropshire, James Readis and wife, Emma Readis; her three daughters, Kori Lynne Goudeau, Starla Montgomery, and Davonia Lyons; her two sons, Curtis Montgomery and Anre` Edwards; her grandchildren, Aaleyah, Anre` II, Ariana, Riley and Noah; her sisters, Kori Cogburn (Teran Bradford), Yvette Franklin, Kavan Bowler (LaTroyce), Rozdi Collins (Raymond); her four nephews and nieces, one uncle, three aunts, one great aunt and her dear Hamlin family. She also leaves behind longtime family friends, Yvette Davis-Ward, Connie Cox-Hill and Donald Edwards, Jr.
Thank you, Mom. Thank you for being our lighthouse in this life. We will miss you immensely and will be awaiting the day we can hug you again. We send our gratitude to everyone for their kind words and support through this tough time. May God bless you.