Lucy was a Knoxville native who lived most of her life in Johnson City and a daughter of the late Warren W. and Lucile Donaldson Kennerly.
In addition to her bachelor’s degree in English from UNC Chapel Hill, Lucy received master’s degrees in deaf education from the University of Tennessee, and in local and regional history from ETSU.
She was a member of The Bridge Club, Mountain View Garden Club, and Questers Book Club for over fifty years as well as the Fortnightly Book Club. She cherished her relationships with her fellow members of the clubs.
Lucy was fortunate to travel often with her husband, Louie, her family, and friends, and was grateful for her experience of seeing the world.
Lucy is survived by: her husband, Louis Haynes “Louie” Gump of the home; four children, Louis Kennerly Gump, and his wife Mary Elizabeth, of Atlanta, Jay Robertson Gump, and his wife Meghan, of Conway, MA, Mary Gump Fly, and her husband Chris, of Augusta, GA, and Warren Miller Gump of Atlanta; seven grandchildren, Sarabeth, Louie, and Mary Adelaide Gump, of Atlanta, Leah Gump of Conway, MA, and Reid, Avery, and Max Fly, of Augusta GA; brother, Craig Kennerly of Norristown, PA; sister, Mary Kennerly Myers of Nashville; and her extended family.
The graveside service for Lucy Gump will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Monte Vista Memorial Park with the Reverend Canon SuzeAnne Silla and Reverend C. Christopher Clements officiating. Family and friends are asked to gather at the cemetery 10:50 am for the service. Following the service, family and friends will gather at the Carnegie Hotel Ballroom for a reception to celebrate Lucy’s life.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or recycle something from your home in Lucy’s honor.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family via morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Gump family. (423) 282-1521