A Life Lived: Lyndal Lowe now sings in the Heavenly Choir
Posted at 11:23 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Lyndal Yvonne Collins Lowe left this life on September 8.
Fittingly, the introduction to his obituary was Psalms 104:33: “I will sing to the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.” And that’s what Lyndal Lowe did.
Her life was a song from beginning to end. Lyndal’s sister Phyllis Davis said: ‘She loved to sing, and even the week before she died she spoke the words to a song as her pastor and his wife, and another lady from the church visited and sang it. She couldn’t make a sound, but in her heart she was singing with them,” Phyllis shared.
Phyllis said her sister was always musical and knew many, many hymns. Lyndal was a staunch member of the Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church and was a life member. His roots run deep in the church as his grandparents helped start the church and a great-uncle donated the land for the church. Lyndal was blessed to be the director of the church choir for many, many years.
She loved her church and rarely missed a church service or activity. She served in the Vacation Bible School and in the Golden Group.
Lyndal wasn’t the only member of his family with musical leanings. Her mother played the piano by ear and her daughter, Donna, the keyboard.
In addition to her church and music, Lyndal worked 18 years at Levi Strauss & Co., as a supervisor, and when the Elizabethton factory closed, she concluded her professional career at Southeastern Apparel Finishing.
Lyndal loved her family and she enjoyed being there for them on holidays and special occasions. She sang Christmas carols, hosted birthday parties, hosted showers, and conducted weddings. “Anything that needed to be done, she was there to do it,” Phyllis said.
“She especially enjoyed the festive meals at church, and when Christmas came around, she always had the men to sing the twelve days of Christmas. Sometimes it was hilarious, but it was always fun,” Phyllis explained.
Lyndal was always neat. “Every day she got up and dressed like she was going out. She loved the clothes, the jewelry, the shoes, and the handbags, and she never went out without her makeup and her jewelry,” Phyllis said.
Even after she was no longer able to dress herself, a niece, Judy Richardson, came in almost every morning and helped her get dressed.
Lyndal had two daughters, Donna Davis and Dawn Lowe. She has one remaining sister, Phyllis Davis. She also had two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.
Among Lyndal’s favorite songs was “Beulah Land”, which was sung at his funeral.
Lyndal suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, a cruel disease that takes life little by little.
Life was a song to Lyndal Lowe, and one day Lyndal will sing again – in Heaven’s Choir, and she will “sing to the Lord a new song”. No doubt, she practices it now.