Lucy Duncan Eaves, 90, a longtime resident of Gist, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010, from natural causes at her home in Fred with family by her side. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 16 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial at Eaves Cemetery in Gist.

She was a longtime member of New Cherry Grove Baptist Church in Gist. For 25 years, she owned and operated Eaves Grocery and Feed in Mauriceville. She was the foundation of her family, an avid gardener and farmer and a lover of fishing and the outdoors. She was widely loved and respected and enriched the lives of all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

Lucy is survived by two sons, Albert Eaves, of Brady, and Dennis Eaves, of Mauriceville; nine grandchildren, Sara Kelly, Terri Prine, Wesley Prine, Stacy Matkins, Craig Eaves, Denise Rodrigues, Ronnie Eaves, Lacy Beaver and Logan Eaves; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marie Eaves; and her husband, Cazie Eaves.