Geraldine “Jerry” Campbell, age 88, of Mena passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Mena.
She was born in Coalgate, Oklahoma on July 27, 1927 to the late William Lackey and the late Audie Lee Isbell Lackey. Geraldine was married to the late Warren C. Campbell and was a dedicated homemaker to her family. She was a female version of a ‘jack of all trades” for her family and friends. Jerry was a “Rosie Riveter” working in the defense plant in California during WWII and was proud to do for her country and family with her mother and twin sister, Billy Jean. She enjoyed woodworking and writing songs and poems about life. Jerry was very involved in the Rodeo circuit when she was younger. Jerry and husband Warren owned Campbell’s Grocery and the Farm House Restaurant where they enjoyed meeting and serving people. She enjoyed hunting for Indian artifacts and playing guitar or anything with a string. Above all, Jerry lived her life as a good Christian woman who enjoyed serving the Lord with all her heart. She worked very hard and enjoyed helping others. Jerry was a loving and kind mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by son, Michael Paul Campbell and wife Donna of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Naomi Lynn Primm and husband Maurice of Mena, Arkansas; brother, Eugene Lackey and wife Pat of Red Oak, Oklahoma; sister, Quinta Sturdy and husband Bill of Coalgate, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and fourteen great-great grandchildren; special friend, Shelton Bolhman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Audie Lee Lackey, her husband Warren Campbell, brothers, Boyd Lackey, Bugs Lackey and Hubert Lackey and sisters, Freda Tabor and twin sister, Billy Jean Ward.
Funeral service were Friday, November 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel, with Brother Stacey Strother officiating. Interment followed in the Rocky Cemetery in Rocky under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Visitation was general.
Pallbearers were Travis Warrington, Ethan Davis, Morgan Frachiseur, Tim Kelton, Joe Ward, and Jerry Ward.