Lydia Tunnell


Mrs. Lydia D. Tunnell, 66, of New Church, departed this life on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at her daughter’s residence.

Born in Salisbury, Md., Lydia was the beloved daughter of the Rev. Welton L. and Hattie B. Waters.

She received her education in Accomack County Public Schools and graduated from Atlantic High School in 1976. She was reared in a spiritual environment and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Horntown  as a child.  Later, she would become a member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Onancock, where her father was the pastor.  In 2012, she joined Macedonia Baptist Church in Bloxom, where she remained an active member until her health began to fail.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Bloxom, with the Rev. Tamela P. Wise officiating. Interment was in the Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery in Horntown.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Zenna; three grandchildren; a niece who was more like a daughter, Cassandra, and her children; six bonus grandchildren; four brothers, Welton, Greg, Kevin, and Johnnie; two sisters, Carolyn and Karen; four sisters-in-law; a host of special nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.

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