OBITUARY

Lessie Lanier Gleason

January 28, 1929February 5, 2019
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Lessie Lanier Gleason passed away at home on February 5, 2019. Lessie was born January 28, 1929. She recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Jack Gleason and her beloved son, Jay Gleason.

She is survived by her daughter Jan Davis, and son-in-law, Michael Davis, two grandchildren, Tommy Dixon of Texarkana and Ashley Dixon of Little Rock, AR; one sister-in-law, Janann Gleason, of Texarkana, and one brother, Ray Lanier, of Benton, AR.

She graduated from Texas High School in 1947 and later attended Texarkana College.

She had a passion for life. She was an avid golfer and bridge player and loved laughing with her dear friends. She loved her town and community and was an active member of many local clubs and organizations. She adored her sweet family and cherished her many friendships.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Texarkana, AR.

There will be a private family burial at Hillcrest Memorial Park. The memorial service by East Funeral Home - Downtown will be held at First United Methodist Church, 400 East 6th Street, Texarkana, AR on Friday, February 8th at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jamie officiating. Visitation will follow in the Cabe Center.

Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Texarkana. The family will be at 2016 Beech St., Texarkana, AR 71854.

Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Jack Gleason, Husband-deceased
  • Jay Gleason, Son-deceased
  • Jan and Michael Davis, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Tommy Dixon, Grandson
  • Ashley Dixon, Granddaughter
  • Janann Gleason, Sister-in-law
  • Ray Lanier, Brother

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

Lessie Lanier Gleason

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James Duke

February 7, 2019

RIP ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Tricia Endsley

February 7, 2019

Thoughts and prayers are with you Jan. Your mom was so precious and will be missed by many.

Karen Ueckert Bearden

February 6, 2019

Jan, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. We had some crazy times many, many years ago. She was one special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

April Smith

February 6, 2019

Prayers for you,Jan, and the family. I am so glad that I got to know Lessie. God Bless.

April Anderson-Smith ( Marciaโ€™s Daughter)

Annette Zachery

February 6, 2019

Thinking of you, Jan and your family. Remembering all of the great times with your Mother and all the things and events she took us to. Always great memories that I will never forget. Love ya! Annette Barba Zachery and God Bless!

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