Lucille (Holley) Nix

Born: Sun., Nov. 16, 1930
Died: Wed., Apr. 5, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 07, 2017
Location: Boyd Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Sat., Apr. 08, 2017
Location: Lonoke First United Methodist Church

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Lucille Holley Nix of Lonoke entered the gates of Heaven on April 5, 2017. She was born on November 16, 1930, to John and Mabel Holley and grew up in Garland City, Arkansas. Twenty two years later, after obtaining an accounting degree from Southern State University, Lucille married the love of her life, James Ellis Nix, and they spent 65 years sharing life.

Lucille was first and foremost a Christian who spent her life dedicated to her family, church and community. She served as president of the Little Rock Conference of United Methodist Women and was a delegate to the World Methodist Conference. She lived to help others and was a role model to many younger women. She has left an imprint on every life she touched. As an avid Razorback fan, Lucille was always ready to put on her red and cheer loudly for the Hogs.

Besides her parents, Lucille was preceded in death by her sister Nellie and brothers Buster, Chester, Jesse and Ray. She is survived by her husband James; daughter and son-in-law Karen and Richard Phelps; grandchildren Peyton Phelps and Garrett Phelps; and sister, Doris Holley. She is also survived by seven sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 7, at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke. A celebration of Lucille’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Lonoke First United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Lonoke First United Methodist Church, 220 South Center St, P.O. Box 152, Lonoke, AR 72086.

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Melinda Wycoff
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
James - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Laura Beth Clayton
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Beth Clayton and Patricia Racette.

Terri Waller
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

Terri Waller

Robert H. Tinkle
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
James I know you and Lucille had a wonderful life. I had classes with her at (SAU) she was an outstanding person. I have you and your family in my prayers.

Sandy Odom
   Posted Mon April 10, 2017
James, I am so sorry for your loss. I was just thinking of you and Lucille no more than a week ago. How Lucille and you would come to the house and check on the strawberries. I really miss those times, I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with both of you. Now I know Larry has another person in heaven to talk about strawberries. My deepest sympathies to you and the family. Sandy Odom

Sue Ellen Smith-Stevens
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Dear Mr. Nix and Karen,

I am sorry for your loss of Mrs. Nix and your Mom, Karen.

In Him,
Sue Ellen Smith-Stevens

Ken Hensley
   Posted Fri April 28, 2017
James I learned of Lucille's death when Don Liles emailed me a link to the obituary. You have my greatest sympathy in your loss. I recently received the latest alumni directory from SAU and noted that you are still listed in Lonoke. I considered making a phone call to check on you but put it off too long. I knew of your participation in the Methodist Church from my brother M.J. I think that he saw you on a plane when you were returning from a meeting. My sister Eloise attended an alumni meeting in Texarkana and got to see Lucille ten or fifteen years ago but I have not seen either of you since our days in Magnolia. Eloise passed away in 2015. She was in a memory care facility in Shreveport at the time. I am doing reasonably well but my wife has had Alzheimer's disease for more than five years. We are blessed beyond most folks in that situation.

Ken Hensley

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