OBITUARY

Lula M. Arnold

September 6, 1928April 4, 2019
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Lula M. Arnold was born September 6, 1928 in Oak Vale, Mississippi, to the union of Marshall and Lucresy Watts Herron.

Lula confessed Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age. Lula attended St. Matthew Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. J. T. Travillion, in Rankin County, Mississippi.

Lula received her primary and secondary education at Palace Time School in Oak Vale, Mississippi. Lula continued her education at Malcolm X Community College, formerly know as Crane Jr. College, Chicago, Illinois. Lula majored in and excelled in Business Administration and Accounting.

Lula's tenure of service and dedication to the Department of Defense afforded her numerous meritorious Awards. Lula was meticulous, detail oriented, consistent and dutiful to any and all assignments and tasks.

Lula united in Holy Matrimony with the love of her life, Mr. Clifton Arnold in the year 1948. To this union 5 sons were born, including one set of twins.

Lula's sons, Clifton, Bernard, Sr., Jerome and Jerald preceded her in death. Lula and Clifton, Sr. made sure their sons received quality education and guidance in oder to succeed in society.

Lula departed this life on April 4, 2019, at Symphony Nursing Facility in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, where she was loved and cared for by the nursing staff. Lula often shared her melodious voice, singing to and with fellow residents. A special thanks to Alma, Robin and Jill for their loving care and concern.

Lula leaves to cherish her memory; one son, John, a loving sister, Mrs. Clara Tyler of Los Angeles, California, a dedicated brother, Mr. Nathaniel Herron (Barbara), special grandson's, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.

Services

  • Visitation / Wake Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Committal & Interment Service Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Repast Tuesday, April 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Pleasant Ridge M.B. Church Rev. Joseph Jones, Pastor

April 10, 2019

Our condolences to the family. On behalf of the Pleasant Ridge Church Family

Rubi Green

April 9, 2019

We love you and we will miss you sooo much! 💕

Dr. Lorraine Sylvester

April 9, 2019

Cousin Lula Mae,
Just another quick reflection that I will always cherish regarding the thoughts of the times I spent with you as a young adult. When I think of you, now and always, I can see that attractive, stately postured slender woman, well dressed in smartly tailored to fit attire. You walked with poise and confidence and loved to laugh. What a strikingly soft sound. You had a giving heart; I seem to recall your taking time to volunteer to care for the less fortunate in your community by serving food and with other provisions. You were very frugal and lived carefully; each expense appeared to be well thought out. It was evident that you enjoyed order and the finer things in life. One could only surmise that you had your spiritual house in order before leaving. You waited patiently, and without much ado , until God called you forward. You left here, I am sure, with poise and confidence in knowing that Heaven would be your home. I celebrate your victory today, but my heart mourns your passing.

Kora Kishé Green

April 8, 2019

I’ve spent so many moments with cousin Lula and I’m going to miss her. She was so sweet to me and I know she’s with God singing all her favorite hymns. One thing is for sure, she fits perfectly with the angels. She was heaven sent and now she’s back where she belongs. I’ll always love you!

Alva Green

April 8, 2019

We love you Cousin Lula...you and my mother, Shirley Green, shared so many laughs and memories together..I am grateful for the bond shared between you two that allowed you to only grow closer and closer until your departure. A strong matriarch of the family, you will be missed dearly..although we are saddened by your passing, we have comfort knowing you’re resting well with God....continue to smile on us from Heaven ❤️

Brandi Green

April 8, 2019

I went to visit Lula in Buffalo Grove with my grandmother, Shirley Green, and each visit was unique. Lula smiled and laughed during the entire duration of my visit....she was also the one cracking the jokes. She is a source of light and love that will be truly missed in this world. 💝

Dr. Lorraine Sylvester

April 8, 2019

April 7, 2019

Our hearts were saddened to hear of your passing, Cousin Lula Mae. My soul rejoices knowing you are with our Heavenly Father. He knew you best in this life and has prepared a place for you as a faithful servant in your new home in glory. You finished your course and as I know you to be, you put your trust in Our Lord until the end.

I will remember fondly the times and stories you, Aunt Celeste Watts-Weathersby and mom, Ruby Watts-James shared of those earlier days in the South. Mom shared that the three of you were like sisters as you grew up and you were always in her thoughts. You laughed together, cried together and worshipped together. Our visit to Chicago was never complete until we stopped in to visit with you and the boys. I can still hear all three of you reminiscing about those “days gone by” and catching up on the years you spent apart. I always loved your smile, quite manner, your inquisitive spirit and the strong and quite resolve you had; especially for your sons (oh how you loved them), and family. Rest well Lula, life is richer having had you pass by.
Your Cousin,
Lorraine Sylvester

Shirley Green

April 7, 2019

Kora, Lula's absolute favorite...
She smiled when Kora visited...
Always asked about Kora!

Shirley Green

April 7, 2019

The bond between us was unusual and filled with genuine love and respect.
I'm wiser and stronger because you came into my life. Patience and endurance are traits that you unknowingly magnified within me.
I will forever cherish your memory and recall all of the LOL moments we had as we spent quality time together.
I love you cousin Lula!

Joseph Kyles

April 6, 2019

Mrs. Lula Arnold was one of the strongest branches on the Family Tree, successful in business, compassionate with family and friends and all the while maintaining a loving spirit for the Body of Christ Jesus. In life sometimes the body grows weary but there should be a comfort in knowing that Aunt Lula is resting at peace. I thankful to my Mother, Shirley Green, Mom had the opportunity to be with Aunt Lula and spend quality time with her, showing her the love and care that she provided to so many during her life time.

FROM THE FAMILY
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Lula and Shirley having a fun time under the gazebo at Symphony

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Mr. and Mrs. Arnold
With their first born...

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The Arnold Family...

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Lula Growing Older Gracefully

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Family Gathering

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Lula's Outstanding Service to the Secretary of Defense

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More Family Fun with Lula

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Lula's Career Employment
Secretary of Defense

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Lula loved it when Donna came to visit...

Biography

Lula M. Arnold was born September 6, 1928 in Oak Vale, Mississippi, to the union of Marshall and Lucresy Watts Herron.




Lula confessed Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age. Lula attended St. Matthew Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. J. T. Travillion, in Rankin County, Mississippi.




Lula received her primary and secondary education at Palace Time School in Oak Vale, Mississippi. Lula continued her education at Malcolm X Community College, formerly know as Crane Jr. College, Chicago, Illinois. Lula majored in and excelled in Business Administration and Accounting.




Lula's tenure of service and dedication to the Department of Defense afforded her numerous meritorious Awards. Lula was meticulous, detail oriented, consistent and dutiful to any and all assignments and tasks.




Lula united in Holy Matrimony with the love of her life, Mr. Clifton Arnold in the year 1948. To this union 5 sons were born, including one set of twins.

Lula's sons, Clifton, Bernard, Sr., Jerome and Jerald preceded her in death. Lula and Clifton, Sr. made sure their sons received quality education and guidance in oder to succeed in society.




Lula departed this life on April 4, 2019, at Symphony Nursing Facility in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, where she was loved and cared for by the nursing staff. Lula often shared her melodious voice, singing to and with fellow residents. A special thanks to Alma, Robin and Jill for their loving care and concern.




Lula leaves to cherish her memory; one son, John, a loving sister, Mrs. Clara Tyler of Los Angeles, California, a dedicated brother, Mr. Nathaniel Herron (Barbara), special grandson's, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.