A Life Lived: Lyndal Lowe is now singing in the Heavenly Choir
Published 11:23 am Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Lyndal Yvonne Collins Lowe departed this life on September 8.
Appropriately, the introduction to her obituary was Psalms 104:33: “I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.” And, that 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 mouthed the words of a song as her pastor and wife, and another lady from the church visited and sang it to her. She couldn’t make a noise, but in her heart she was singing with them,” shared Phyllis.
Phyllis said her sister was always musically inclined and knew many, many hymns. Lyndal was a faithful member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church and was a lifelong member. Her roots went deep in the church as her grandparents helped start the church and a great-uncle gave the land for the church. Lyndal was blessed to serve as the church’s choir director for many, many years.
She loved her church and rarely missed a service or an activity at the church. She served in Vacation Bible School and in the Golden Group.
Lyndal was not the only musically inclined member of her family. Her mother played the piano by ear, and her daughter, Donna, plays the keyboard.
In addition to her church and music, Lyndal worked 18 years at Levi Strauss & Co., as a supervisor, and when the Elizabethton plant closed, she concluded her working career at Southeastern Apparel Finishing.
Lyndal enjoyed her family, and she enjoyed being there for them on holidays and special occasions. She did Christmas sing-alongs, hosted birthday parties, organized showers, and directed weddings. “Whatever needed to be done, she was there to do it,” said Phyllis.
“She especially enjoyed holiday meals at the church, and when Christmas came, she always had the men to sing the Twelve Days of Christmas. Sometimes, it was hilarious, but it was always fun,” Phyllis shared.
Lyndal was always well-groomed. “Every day, she got up and dressed as though she was going out. She loved clothes, jewelry, shoes and purses, and she never went out without her make-up and jewelry,” said Phyllis.
Even after she was no longer able to dress herself, a niece, Judy Richardson, would go almost every morning and help 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 her funeral.
Lyndal suffered from Alzheimer’s, a cruel disease that takes life a little at a time.
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 is practicing it now.