OBITUARY

Elsa Luis Lunsford

December 1, 1970May 13, 2019

Elsa Luis Lunsford, age 48 of Jackson, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019 surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was born on December 1, 1970 in Luanda, Africa to Jose Assis and Mario Carmo Matias Luis. She attended University City High School in University City, CA., and continued her education at Mira Mesa Community College and Jackson State Community College. She was the Office Manager for Vaughan Associates Architects, Inc for 25 years.

She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and friend. Her greatest joys were raising her beautiful daughter Kelsa, and traveling with her best friend Alleria. She also enjoyed golf, tennis, and cooking. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Rick Lunsford of Jackson; her daughter, Kelsa Lunsford of Jackson; her parents, Jose and Carmo Luis and her brother, Joe Luis, and two nephews of San Diego, CA ; and many beloved members of the Lunsford family. The family will receive friends and loved ones at a visitation on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 5-7 p.m.at the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons. Visitation will resume on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 9-11 a.m. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Pastor Jeff Keen officiating.

Services

  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Friday, May 17, 2019
  • The Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019

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Allirea Brumley

May 16, 2019

The day that Rick asked “who is the old guy in the Nike hat” our lives were forever changed. ❤️ 25 years later and we have no idea how to say goodbye. I know your Angel wings will be red and totally a fashion statement. We love you and you will be in our hearts and thoughts forever. Allirea and Ron Brumley

Jen Connolly Bein

May 15, 2019

I moved to San Diego in the middle of 10th grade. We had 5th period English together. She was the first friendly face I saw at school. She asked me to sit next to her and we were instantly friends. We spent weekends watching the San Diego Sockers and cruising Genessee with loud music and the windows down in her Datsun. She went on a road trip with my family to Colorado. My younger sister and I fought a lot in high school and our Elsa sat in the middle and kept the peace. I met Rick when they were dating. She never knew love before her Southern Gentleman. I think her greatest accomplishment in life was creating a family with Rick and Kelsa. She was a woman of faith and incredible integrity. Her smile and twinkle in her eye lit up any room she walked in.

Jen Connolly Bein

May 15, 2019

I moved to San Diego in the middle of 10th grade. We had 5th period English together. She was the first friendly face I saw at school. She asked me to sit next to her and we were instantly friends. We spent weekends watching the San Diego Sockers and cruising Genessee with loud music and the windows down in her Datsun. She went on a road trip with my family to Colorado. My younger sister and I fought a lot in high school and our Elsa sat in the middle and kept the peace. I met Rick when they were dating. She never knew love before her Southern Gentleman. I think her greatest accomplishment in life was creating a family with Rick and Kelsa. She was a woman of faith and incredible integrity. Her smile and twinkle in her eye lit up any room she walked in.

Paigh Long

May 14, 2019

At Rentals and Renovations, we love Rick, Elsa, and Kelsa. This is a sweet, sweet family. They feel like a part of our family, and they are in our thoughts and prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY