Lucy Wisehart Lima Hyman went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Judy and I were asked to represent IM for the funeral, which was held on Saturday, September 5, at First Free Will Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia.
Obituary for Lucy Ellen (Wisehart) Hyman
Former missionary to Cuba, Lucy Hyman (sister of Miss Wisehart) passed away last week and Steve and Judy Lytle represented IM at the funeral since Clint and Neil were in SC at the funeral of Kristi Johnson’s father. We appreciate their going as well as this report from Steve of the funeral.
Lucy was 90 years old when she passed away. She was originally from Myrtle, Missouri. She graduated from Free Will Baptist Bible College (now Welch College). She also attended the University of Texas-Pan American, and Andersonville Theological Seminary, where she obtained a Doctorate in Religious Education.
Lucy served seven years with Thomas and Mabel Willey in Cuba. She then married Felix Lima, who had graduated from the Cedars of Lebanon Seminary in Pin
ar del Rio. After the Cuban Revolution, Felix and Lucy came to the U.S. and worked as missionaries to the Hispanic population in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas with the American Missionary Fellowship.
At various times, Lucy taught at several different schools, including Free Will Baptist Bible College. She and her family helped start the First Free Will Baptist Church in McAllen, TX, where she served as pianist, then organist and choir director for more than nine years.
Lucy’s first daughter, Marilyn Lima, was born in Cuba, and the second, Magdalene Lima, was born in McAllen, TX.
After her husband Felix died of cancer, Lucy married widower Rev. Dr. Irvin Hyman, and they were married for 35 years, serving the Lord in Georgia, and living in Albany.
Lucy served as managing editor for the Spanish Department at Randall House Publications for 18 years. She assisted her husband Bro. Hyman in evangelistic services and revivals. She also served as the translator for Dr. Michael Guido, known as “The Sower,” translating his sermons and devotionals into Spanish. Additionally, she recorded an album of gospel hymns, and played the organ and sang at First Church.
Lucy had meticulously planned her funeral, and it was a good one, glorifying our Lord and honoring His servant. Billy Hanna, her pastor for many years, preached the funeral sermon. There were several eulogies. Judy and I presented the throw from the Mission to the family. There was music, including a song by Lucy herself.
After the burial, Judy and I had the privilege of having lunch with a very kind member of First Church, and were able to enjoy a time of fellowship with Lucy’s daughters. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to represent the Mission, and minister to the family.