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Lynne Rene Readis Montgomery


Lynne Rene Montgomery departed this earthly life in Oklahoma City on December 16, 2021 to be with our Heavenly Father.  Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 2021 at the First Baptist Church on Santa Fe. Interment will follow at Redrock Cemetery in Byars, Oklahoma, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Lynne was born on September 20, 1957 to James Edward and Etta Lois Readis in Lincoln, Nebraska. The family returned to Oklahoma City where she grew up, graduating from Northeast High School with the class of 1975. She enjoyed being a saxophonist in her high school band, and she was a runner-up in the 1973 Miss Black Teenage Oklahoma pageant. She chose to play “Killing Me Softly” by artist Roberta Flack for her talent competition.

She was married to James Montgomery and later to Roger Edwards. She matriculated at Rose State College in Midwest City, OK. During her life, she was employed with C.R. Anthony’s, Oscar Rose Junior College and in the food industry.

Lynne was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Purcell. She loved spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed reading mysteries and romance novels, collecting records, cooking and spending time outdoors for walks or gardening. Her potato salad and apple pie will most definitely be missed.

Leading the path and joyfully waiting with open arms are her grandparents, Johnie and Myrtle Gresham, Andrew Hamlin and Evelyn Ladd-Hamlin; her beloved brother, Von Maurice Readis; her favorite cousin, Eddie Wright; her beloved father, Ted Hamlin, as well as a host of other family members.

Lynne leaves behind to cherish her memory; her parents Etta Shropshire and James Readis and his wife, Emma Readis; three daughters, Kori Lynne Goudeau, Starla Montgomery and Davonia Lyons; two sons, Curtis Montgomery and Anre` Edwards; her grandchildren, Aaleyah, Anre` II, Ariana, Riley and Noah; sisters Kori Cogburn (Teran Bradford), Yvette Franklin, Keavan Bouler (LaTroyce) and Rozdi Collins (Raymond); four nephews and nieces; one uncle; three aunts; one great-aunt and her dear Hamlin family. She also leaves behind longtime family friends Yvette Davis-Ward, Connie Cox-Hill and Donald Edwards, Jr.

Thank you, Mom. Thank you for being our lighthouse in this life. We will miss you immensely and will be awaiting the day we can hug you again. We send our gratitude to everyone for their kind words and support through this tough time. May God bless you.