Mrs. Eva Taylor Lingo, age 96, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, September 26, 2011 at her residence.
Mrs. Lingo was a native of Guyton, Georgia and daughter of the late Charles Willie & Mattie Mincey Taylor. Mrs. Lingo was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lundy Lingo in 1987 and her youngest daughter, Dr. Sue Lingo Scally in 2010.
Mrs. Lingo had been a resident of Washington County for over 69 years. She moved with her late husband from Savannah and Dublin, Georgia to Johnson City in 1942. She and her husband founded Nu-Way Meat Service in Johnson City. In 1952, the business was expanded and relocated in Jonesborough as Lingo Packing Co.
After her move to Jonesborough, she was instrumental in the beginning of several groups and organizations to provide activities for the young people of the community. She started the first Girl Scouts of America Chapter in Jonesborough and through this organization nature walks and the first swimming and dancing lessons in the community were offered. She also served several terms as the President of the Washington County Band Boosters, helping to raise the funding to support the band and obtain their first uniforms.
After retirement, Mrs. Lingo and her husband spent time at their home on Tybee Island, Savannah, GA, where she continued to visit in her later years. She enjoyed traveling with her family and hosting family gatherings. She shared her love of gardening and birds with family and friends.
Mrs. Lingo was a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church since 1952 and served on various committees through the years.
Survivors include daughter, Barbara Wildman, and husband Bill and daughter, Carole Broyles, of Jonesborough; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:30 pm Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services and entombment will follow at 3:30 pm at Monte Vista Chapel Mausoleum with Rev. Tammy Wright officiating.
The family wishes to express thanks for the loving care and attention given to their mother by her caregiver, Linda Collins.
Condolences may be sent to the Lingo family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821