Lucile Hessick Stump

LUCILE HESSICK STUMP Church Member Lucile Hessick Stump died peacefully on June 20 at her home. She was a
devoted wife and mother, a beloved grandmother, and a faithful friend to many. A fourth generation Washingtonian, she
was a graduate of
Central High School. She graduated from Duke University where she was a member of the Alpha
Delta Pi sorority. Following college, she came back to Washington and worked briefly in the family business, W. H.
Hessick Coal and Ice. She married L. Jack Stump in 1939 and raised four daughters, first in Chevy Chase, Maryland,
and then in Arlington, Virginia. Her Christian faith was an important part of her life. In her youth, she was a member of
Sixth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. While living in Chevy Chase she belonged to Chevy Chase
Baptist Church. After moving to Arlington in 1963, she and her family joined Memorial Baptist Church. She remained an active member for
over 45 years. Mrs. Stump had a great zest for life. She was passionately interested in the lives and activities of her family and friends and
spent many happy summers at Sherwood Forest, Maryland. She never lost her love for current events, politics, bridge, travel and learning.
The life of a party, she was an entertaining and exceptional conversationalist who possessed charm and charisma that will not be soon
forgotten. Mrs. Stump remains cherished for her extraordinary generosity, sacrificial love, warmth and humor. She was a member of DAR,
Town Club, Congressional Country Club, Washington Golf and Country Club, Neighbors'' Club, Rehoboth Beach Country Club and
Henelopen Acres Beach Club. Her volunteer activities included Northern Virginia Assistance League, Florence Crittenden and Salvation
Army. Her husband, of forty-five years, L. Jack Stump died in 1984. She is survived by her four daughters, Charlotte Stump Benjamin of
Arlington, Cecelia Stump Howell of Fredericksburg, VA, Jacquelyn Stump Henneberg of Falls Church, VA, Judy Stump Voegler of Arlington;
10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Memorial Baptist Church, 3455 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia
22207, 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 23. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to Memorial Baptist Church or to
Central Union Mission P O Box 96763 Washington, D. C. 20090-6763.

Published in The Washington Post from 6/22/2009 - 6/23/2009