Died: Saturday, June 10, 2006
Roberta “Bobbie” Jean Lumpkin, 82, formerly of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan died on Saturday, June 10, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
She was born in Detroit, Michigan to Robert J. Annette and Edith J. Clark Annette.
She graduated from Cooley High School and attended Hunter College in New York City before joining the U.S. Navy in 1942.
While stationed in Cleveland, Ohio, she met and married Henry Nevin “H.N.” Lumpkin of Columbus, Georgia.
After being discharge from the service, the Lumpkins moved to Detroit, Michigan and eventually to Grosse Pointe Woods.
While raising her family, Mrs. Lumpkin was a member of the Michigan Powder Puff Association, and owned and raced her own stock car at the old Motor City Speedway.
She later returned to the work as a dispatcher for the Grosse Pointe Woods Police Department before retiring to Lost Lake Woods Club in Lincoln.
Mrs. Lumpkins was a member of the Eastern Star chapter in Lincoln.
She is survived by her two daughters, Linda L. (Norman) Buckler of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Catherine A. (Dennis) Moore of Mocksville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Kristin (Dr. Gilbert) Padula, Bruce (Jessica) Fowler and Carol (George Anthony) Witner; and four great- grandchildren; Isabella and Nino Padula, and Seirra and Bruce Fowler.
She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Lumpkin, who died on June 8, 2005.
Memorial services will be held at a later date with interment at Pierce Chapel in Columbus, Georgia.
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