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Helen “Sue” Lunsford

Helen “Sue” Lunsford, age 81, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  She was born October 9, 1939, in Watson, Oklahoma to Herman Luther “H.L.” Johnson and Myrtle Irene Plunkett Johnson.

She was united in marriage to Eddie Lunsford on January 24, 1964. Sue was a member of Christ Community Fellowship and the ladies Bible study in Mena. She enjoyed cooking and crocheting but most of all enjoyed taking care of her children and grandchildren. She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Ealy and Merle Lunsford; and her brother-in-law, Ulysses Lunsford. Sue is survived by her husband, Eddie Lunsford; children, Susan Busch and husband Bruce, Jonathan Lunsford and wife Penny, Josh Lunsford, and wife Jennifer; siblings, Hilda Lue Burgess, Ronnie Johnson, and Donnie Johnson; grandchildren; Bradley Busch, Dustin Lunsford, Adyson Lunsford, Nic Cannon, Michah Cannon and wife Tiffanie, Dylan Blundell, and wife Caitlyn; great grandchild, Ava Blundell; a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members too great to mention.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the Christ Community Fellowship in Mena with Brother Bobby Blasingame and Brother Bill Dunahoo officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is general.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Busch, Dustin Lunsford, Dylan Blundell, Nic Cannon, Micah Cannon and Bruce Busch.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Jamie Bartow, Shelton Bohlman, Don Brewer, Arville Busch, and Jerry Johnson.

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