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Zelma Lucille "Lucy" Shimpock

January 30, 1924August 25, 2021

Zelma Lucille "Lucy" Shimpock, age 97, of Texarkana, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Lucy was born January 30, 1924 in Garland City, AR to Guy Franklin and Celester Kelley Nelson. She was a member of Beech St. Baptist Church; retired from J. C. Penney's; and belonged to the Elks Lodge. Lucy enjoyed playing cards and dominoes and could hold her own in any poker game. She was a very special lady that raised two families, always had a career and was a magnificent cook. She had a passion for shoes and party dresses and was a romantic. She especially loved Danielle Steele novels. Lucy was always soft spoken, quiet and reserved. She will always be remembered as a loving mom and devoted friend. May she now rest in peace.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Shimpock; stepson, Mike Shimpock ; and sister, Carol Cliburn.

Survivors include her daughter, Zelma Ono; stepdaughters, Marilyn McKenzie and Sandra Akin; stepson, Jerry Shimpock; niece, Twila Reed; grandchildren, Suzanne Gorham, Celeste Santia, Leslie Picon, Rex McKenzie, Jacob Akin, Dustin Akin, Michelle Gregor, Steven Shimpock and David Shimpock; and great grandchildren, Antonio Picon, Trevor Gorham, Sarah Gorham; plus numerous other great grandchildren.

In light of health concerns, burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

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Celeste Santia

September 5, 2021

I will miss speaking with my Grandma over the phone. I loved her southern accent.
I have so many fond memories of her starting with visiting her when I was a young girl and having famiy dinners. I loved her homemade ice cream. My last visit with her was a few years ago, watching western movies with her, Howard and Zelma (her daughter and my Mother), going to an antique show and eating catfish.
She always looked her best. I was hoping she would live to be 100 years old. She almost made it.
Most importantly she loved her daughter Zelma very much.
Love, Celeste Santia

Rex McKenzie

September 1, 2021

Mema Lu,

There are no words to express the love you gave to my life. From birthdays, Thanksgivings and Christmases to phone calls and recipes, you will always be larger than life and nothing less than pure joy for all those who were lucky enough to know you. Thank you for everything. I love you.

Your Grandson,


Connie Nielsen

August 31, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with y’all. I worked with her at Penny’s and of course visited yalls house. She was always so kind to
Me and very sweet.