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Lacy Van Zandt

May 21, 1985 — July 27, 2023


Lacy Van Zandt

Lacy Ruth Van Zandt of Bertram, Texas died too young on July 27, 2023. She was 38 years old, born on May 21, 1985 in Giddings, Texas.


Barely five feet tall, Lacy left a gigantic, benevolent footprint on the world, with her 1000-watt smile, and the kindest heart a human being has ever possessed. Her heart would literally hurt if she saw a stranger in distress. Boundlessly generous, she spent her money almost exclusively on others. Lacy saved scores of lives as a nurse, and brightened thousands more with her glowing presence.


Lacy had an astounding capacity for love. To be on the receiving end of Lacy’s love was the most precious gift imaginable, humbling and awe-inspiring.


Lacy faced daunting physical challenges throughout her life, from being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age two to epilepsy so severe that part of her brain was removed. She was left short-term memory impairment and partial blindness in one eye. Lacy persevered with grace, good humor and the will of a lion. Not only did she survive, she thrived.


In 2010 Lacy uprooted from Lubbock to Kingsland, Texas to take care of her Nanny, who suffered from Lewy Body Dementia. Lacy’s dedication to her grandmother inspired all who beheld it. Nanny passed away in 2022 and they are reunited again in heaven.


Lacy had a special affinity for the elderly. She treasured their beauty and wisdom that so many of us forget. If there were just one lesson to be taken from Lacy’s life, it would be to honor the aged. If you see someone in need of a hug, give it to them.


Lacy met the love of her life, Jay Jones, in 2011. Opposites in many respects, they clicked from day one, and made each other as happy as they’d had ever been. Mr. Jones was a very lucky man.


On May 18, 2020, Lacy gave birth to her beloved Jesse, her miracle baby, after a very difficult pregnancy and delivery at the height of the Covid outbreak. Jesse spent 22 days in the NICU. Lacy was a born mother, possessed with endless patience and understanding. To witness Lacy giving Jesse a bath was to witness magic…the joy and laughter erupting from both marking the happiest event on the planet.


Lacy was a true believer, her faith total and unwavering; her spirituality an inspiration to others.


Lacy is survived by her son, Jesse Clyde Jones; Jay Jones; mother, Terri Van Zandt and Keith Elmore; aunt, DeAnne and husband Willie Bernhard; grandfather, Bill Griffin; uncle, Verlon Van Zandt; sister, Zana Cannon and husband Sam; sister, Christi Bishop and husband Zach; brother, Cody Abbey and wife Ashley; nieces, Shelbie Abbey, Kelsi Copeland and husband Jacob, Marley and Evee Cannon; nephews, Ari Gonzales, Brody, Bailey,  and Greyson Abbey, and  Odin and Vincent Cannon; great nephew, Carlisle Copeland; great niece, Gaia Copeland; sisters-in-law, Junie Jones and Paula Padilla; and brother in-law, Carey Jones.


Among Lacy’s hundreds of friends, first and foremost was Dee Smith. Dee and her family were always close to Lacy’s heart.


Lacy’s funeral will be held at 11:00am on Monday, August 7 at Krestridge Funeral Home in Levelland, Texas. She will be buried in Sundown.  A visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00pm on Sunday, August 6 at Krestridge. A memorial will also be held in the Marble Falls area, date and location to be determined.


Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home.  (806) 897-1111

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