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Cicely Southerland

September 30, 1922 — February 28, 2015

Cicely M. Southerland, 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 28, 2015. Cicely was born on September 30, 1922 in Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk, England. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 50 years, William L. “Bill” Southerland, a grandson Scott Southerland of Fort Smith, sisters Lilly Hubbard, Gladys Champion, Joan Drake, Connie Rust, Ivy Cresswell and Jean Barnes, brothers Ronnie Newman, George Newman, and John Dew. Cicely is survived by three sons, Barry (Mari) Southerland of Van Buren, Jimmy (Cherry) Southerland of Lonoke, Dale Southerland of Cabot, sister, Audrey Foulger of Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk, England; grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Cicely and Bill were married in 1943 in Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk, England. They were blessed with three sons, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a dedicated member of Steel Bridge Baptist Church in Lonoke where she served as Sunday School Teacher, member of the WMU, and worked in Vacation Bible School as of age 87. The love of Jesus always shined brightly through her life. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother who always went above and beyond for her family and friends. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed having her afternoon tea as had been the custom with her family growing up in England. Most people in the community at some time or other had been delivered, by herself, a cake, pie or casserole. She kept the faith and is now rejoicing with Jesus and possibly enjoying tea for two.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at Golden Years Manor/Red Oak Manor for their years of loving care.

Arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke. Visitation will be Monday, March 2 from 6-8 p.m. at Steel Bridge Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Steel Bridge Baptist Church with burial following at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lonoke.

Memorials may be made to the Steel Bridge Baptist Church Building Fund, 1214 Hwy 31 South, Lonoke, AR 72086.

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