Obituary of Lucy Viola Reaume
Lucy Viola Harvey was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky on June 24, 1948 to the union of Claud Harvey and Ella Hunley. From the start Lucy was a force of nature and lived life on her own terms. Though she didn’t receive her education in the traditional way, she achieved her General Education Certification after attending Jefferson High School.
Lucy found employment in various ways, her most common position was as a Bartender at popular, local establishments like the Whistle Stop, Steve’s Tavern, and Nortel Lanes. Lucy had a strong sense of self-worth and an unwillingness to tolerate stupidity from men. For much of her children’s formative years she was a single mother. Being solely responsible for her children, she was fiercely dedicated to doing whatever was necessary to support them.
Lucy’s skill with a needle and thread earned her additional income as well. She was an accomplished seamstress at Alterations Express in addition to performing work out of her own home. She also was employed by a local antique store operating concessions at the store’s auction events.
Feeling a strong connection to the ocean, Lucy enjoyed spending time in Florida. She found peace in the vast power and beauty of the sea, and it brought her comfort to watch the waves crash on the shore. Lucy loved her family immensely and cherished her role as mom, grandma, and great grandma. She will be dearly missed by those she loved.
Lucy Viola Reaume, age 74, of Monroe passed away unexpectedly on Saturday; May 6, 2023. Her passing was preceded by her parents: Ella and Roger Cormier and a baby sister: Irene Harvey.
To cherish her memory she leaves three children: Annette (Andy) Moore, Jessica Eighmey, and David Ziegler Jr.; six grandchildren: DeEdra Collins (Will Stockard), Tia Moore, David Ziegler III, Johnathan Nolan, Willow Moore, and Caleb Harper; five great grandchildren: Lily Taylor, Damien Gordon, Lila Brown, James Stockard, and AnnaBelle Gordon; and a sister: Pat Norton.
A memorial dinner will be held on May 28, 2023 to celebrate Lucy’s life. Those interested should reach out the the family for additional information. Her care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation will take place through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation in Erie, Michigan.