Lori Elaine Bumpus was joyfully welcomed into the arms of her King on Saturday November 5, 2022 at 2:44 pm. Her family was surrounding her, holding her hands, and offering up the most sincere praises in the presence of Jesus here on earth as she moved to worship Him face to face in Heaven. She was 66 years old.
She was born on June 2, 1956 in Topeka Kansas to H. C. Fields and the late Alice Elaine (Jones) Fields. There, she grew up cherishing her family, her friends, her church, and the arts.
She later moved with her family to Mt. Vernon, Illinois. There, she met and wed the love of her life.
She married Loran Eugene “Gene” Bumpus on November 9, 1979. They shared just shy of 43 beautiful years together and have three children together.
Lori was, by nature, a light no matter where she was serving. Through her days as a sales associate at The Mammoth, the years she devoted to being a stay at home mother, her years worshipping Jesus with her lovely voice on the Praise Team at Christian Fellowship Church, the years she spent serving at Dr. David Kelley and Dr. William Huffstutler’s office through their moves from Good Samaritan Hospital to Crossroads Hospital, and through her employment as Activities Director at Nature Trail Nursing Home, she made sure to share the love and joy of Jesus with each person she encountered in word and in deed.
While she held many occupations over the years, her last and favorite was being the Admissions Director at Nature Trail Nursing Home. She fiercely loved her co-workers, her residents, and their families. Her work was her mission and her joy. It was her honor to facilitate the transitions of her residents from hospital to Nature Trail, and to hold the hands of the lonely as they transitioned from life to death.
Lori loved all people and loved them well. Her smile simply radiated the Lord’s joy. She treasured spending time with her family and friends, loved to shop, and reveled in ministering to each person she and her husband came into contact with while they were out on dates. Her favorite saying was “Jesus said be kind.”
The impact she made in this life is immeasurable. Though there is such joy knowing she is with her Jesus, she will be fiercely missed here on earth.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents,her mother, Alice Elaine Fields; her mother and father in law, Loran and Betty Bumpus; her aunt, Lois Fields; and her brother, Craig Fields.
She is survived by her husband, Gene; her children, Lea Schulte and husband Brandon, Seth Bumpus and wife Lindsey, Sarah Parr and husband Nathan; her father, H.C. Fields and step mother Frances; Brothers, Paul Fields and wife Tamie, Mark Fields and wife Cindy, Lonnie Fields and wife Debbie; sister in laws;Annette Percival and husband John, and Cindy Sheets and husband Mark; her grandchildren; Laney Schulte, Levin Schulte, Landon Bumpus, Kohen Bumpus, Brogan Bumpus, Delanie Parr, Deacon Naas, Ivan Parr, Marlow Parr, and Amelia Parr; Aunt Celeste Jones; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Friday November 11, 2022 at Logan Street Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, Illinois from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
A celebration of her life and worship service will be held Saturday November 12, 2022 at Logan Street Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, Illinois at 10:00 am with commital service at Smith Cemetery to directly follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nature Trail’s Scholarship Fund. Lori was passionate about her work and about giving to others. This cause honors both of those passions. This scholarship is to be awarded to a high school student who wishes to pursue an education in health sciences. Checks can be made payable to Nature Trail Scholarship Fund. Contact Connie at 618-244-5700 for more information.
Lastly, Lori would want to make sure you were given the opportunity to know the One who has filled her life and the life of her family with such rich love. His name is Jesus, and He is simply a prayer away. Lori and her family would have you know of His matchless goodness and how, to quote Lori directly, “You can’t out give God. He gives you everything you need to do what it is He asks of you, and then rewards you for doing it. He is so good.”
For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.johnstonfuneralhome.com
Nature Trail Scholarship Fund
1001 South 34th Street, Mt. Vernon IL 62864
Please ask for Connie