Memorial Fundraiser

You left this world but not our heart! Will love you forever!

June 29, 1953 – November 30, 2020

Fund “Hope” For a Cause in Memory of Larry J. Lemons

Marlene Lemons is organizing this fundraiser.

I didn’t think it could happen, but it did. I’m 61 years old and I survived the most devastating time of my life when I lost my husband at the neglect of the staff at the hospital in 2020.

He was 67.

His name is Larry James Lemons, a passionate, loving, caring and giving human being. By God’s beautiful design, we met. I’ll never forget it; the most exhilarating time of my life. The flame was lit and he captured my heart. He declared I would be his wife even before it was known by us that it could really be.

I became his wife at a very early age.

What followed was perhaps one of the most cherished experiences of my life. We were married and had two wonderful sons and later were blessed with 10 grand-children and 3 great-grands. I feel honored that I was able to share his life for 45 years from a very early age until the day he died at age 67. My life was filled with many days of joy and laughter; able to share in Larry’s life, share his good, bad and difficult days; until such time as the Pandemic entering our society stopped me for being by his side and he had to suffer alone in the hospital at the hands of the hospital’s associates.

Larry purchased our first 2-bedroom home in 1975. He purchased a second family home with 5 bedrooms in 1995. We lived in Ellenwood, Ga. until his passing. Larry worked as a manager in retail for 40 years. He was determined to make sure his family was well taken care of despite many times not making enough money to meet all his expenses. He was such a compassionate and loving person. He worked hard and struggled to take care of his family but was always willing to put his money into the church and a nonprofit organization to help others reach their full potential in life. He donated his time and money to Miracle Mission Hope House to help disadvantaged families to relieve their hungry stomachs and bring more fulfilling and rewarding life to those that were less fortunate. He didn’t ask for a lot and was always willing to give his last to help others in any way he could. He was the major supporter of Miracle Mission Hope House Inc. He stayed in the background but was the rock behind Miracle Mission Hope House. What so many take for granted was never taken for granted by him; he just enjoyed the things that were most important, which was family and making sure his family along with everyone else in the community had food, and clothing. He enjoyed working, going to church, and family. He was a faithful and trustworthy man with integrity. He went to work, worked all day and returned home only to freshen up and walk right back out the house to be at church 3 times a week for years up until retirement.

I’ve created this MEMORIAL FUNDRAISING in memory of Larry to honor his memory and legacy to help other individuals and families in the Community to have a chance for a better life by giving them the opportunity to work, go to school, or get back on their feet. It starts small. A simple act of kindness, but it can ripple out and create an ocean of prosperity in the world.

The first step is to get a family basic needs covered and to get them working. Right now there are many families that are without the necessity, a place to live.

I met the Reece family, a family of six (6). They called me for assistance with Hotel stay because they were homeless, a disabled child, spouse having a hard time, they are not asking for a hand out but a hand up. Just want the basics of life, a place to lay their heads, food, and clothes to put on their backs. The husband is looking for a job but until then he is doing side work to make ends meet. Although money is coming in; it takes every bit of the money to live in the hotel. The mother is very distraught, she has a disabled child that is in crisis and she is having to struggle in a hotel without all the necessities for her disabled child. Until he starts a job, the husband says he cut grass and performs odds and end jobs to get the necessities that are needed. So my hope is to raise enough money to get the Reece family back on their feet in Loving Memory of Larry Lemons.

I believe there are a lot of compassionate people out there that can and would love to help this family! Thank you everyone in advance!! God bless you all!!!!)

Right now, The Reece family is living in a hotel, in desperate need of a home, food, and clothing. Not lazy people just people going through a very difficult time.

Any funds donated in honor of Larry Lemons up to $5,000 will be donated to this family; other donations will go to Miracle Mission Hope House programs for other families.

Right now, they live in silence; they really have nothing other than each other. Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

But here’s where you can make the biggest difference: monetary donation, if you have a job or home, or words of encouragement for this family – this can change the course of their life. Their spirits are nearly broken and will take some mending. The mother said to me, “I have never been so downgraded, belittled, and looked down on in my life. Somehow instead of encouragement when people are down others seems to get joy out of kicking them down further and making them feel worse than ever. They are down on their luck and needs encouragement and kindness from friends, associates, and others to help heal these wounds. If you can help with monetary donations this family will be so grateful!

It’s so rare that we get an opportunity to affect so much change on one’s life. I think back to how many people poured into my life with their generosity, time, money, encouragement, and it brings me to tears. The impact that those people had on my life can never be measured. I am so grateful for the lives we share with one another, so grateful for each and every one of God’s children. I cannot thank you enough for caring about other people. This is a chance for hope to be restored, and you can make it possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, and thank you.

P.S. Please don’t think that any amount of money is too small. Honestly, any amount is helpful. You shouldn’t feel you have to give a whole lots, if you cannot afford it. A little goes a long ways when you do not have anything. I believe there are enough people who care about The Reece family and their cause that, we will pass the goal easily.

Donations can be given online at

Memorial Fundraiser Donate to Zelle:

Mail checks to:

Miracle Mission Hope House Inc.
466 Simpson Street, McDonough, GA 30253

Memorial Fundraiser

How It Works!

Your loved one made a difference. Their legacy will too.

Start a Memorial Fund, Memorial Scholarship, or Charitable Fund in full accordance with federal law and tax requirements. Monies raised will be used toward scholarships and grants, specific cause, medical research, or donated to families in need.

You decide!

What is a memorial fund?

A way to honor someone after they pass away!

Fund Worksheet

Please give a brief two part description mentioning the person memorialized (Example: The Larry J. Lemons Memorial Fund, established in 2021, is a tribute to the memory of Larry J. Lemons.)
Give 3 descriptions for suggestion of URL preferred: (example www.RIPLarry,org or,
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  1. Category for the fund use (disadvantaged families, education, cancer, diabetes)
  2. Specifics:
    • How much for each student
    • $1,000 per family or student. Perhaps moving forward with more
    • Donation opportunities will be open up to other donors in order to increase to larger scholarships for the recipients
    • Grant will be: Need Based, Cancer Survivors, Diabetes Survivors (severe complications)
    • Has to have doctor reports & papers on condition and treatments; must be treated for over 2 years for the condition
    • How will the need be determined? By person’s income and expenses, past due notices over 30 days
    • For education ask student to write a 3 page essay explaining how they would use their degree and why they chose their particular study.
    • Add fundraiser to Network for Good, website
  3. How will information get out to the public? Newspaper, Chamber of Commerce, Flyers, Radio Stations, Word of Mouth, Facebook Page, Mass mailings, general donation solicitation, potential corporate donors, community foundations, or other community resources