On Feb. 14, 2020, Marcella Lyle died at the age of 71.

Visitation will be held at Sneed Funeral Chapel on March 4 at 5 p.m., with the service at 6 p.m. Brother Gary Edmonds will officiate. Cremation is to follow.

Marcella was born in Birmingham, Alabama to James Wilson Bandy and Dimples (Way) Bandy. She grew up in Alabama and attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned a nursing degree.

She met Jimmy Lyle in Austin, and they married in Brady, Texas.

Marcella had a diverse career, having worked in several professional fields including nursing and real estate. She was passionate about animals and especially saving small dogs that needed a home.

She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie “Maggie” Ross; brother, Way Bandy (Nancy); nephews Kyle Bandy and Way Bandy Jr.; and niece, Andrea Perez.

She was preceded in death by her husband in March 2019.

Donations may be sent to the Lampasas Animal Shelter, 301 College St., Lampasas, TX 76550.