Lucille Holley Nix of Lonoke entered the gates of Heaven on April 5, 2017. She was born on November 16, 1930, to John and Mabel Holley and grew up in Garland City. Twenty two years later, after obtaining an accounting degree from Southern State University, Lucille married the love of her life, James Ellis Nix, and they spent 65 years sharing life.


Lucille was first and foremost a Christian who spent her life dedicated to her family, church and community. She served as president of the Little Rock Conference of United Methodist Women and was a delegate to the World Methodist Conference. She lived to help others and was a role model to many younger women. She has left an imprint on every life she touched. As an avid Razorback fan, Lucille was always ready to put on her red and cheer loudly for the Hogs.


Besides her parents, Lucille was preceded in death by her sister Nellie and brothers Buster, Chester, Jesse and Ray. She is survived by her husband James; daughter and son-in-law Karen and Richard Phelps; grandchildren Peyton Phelps and Garrett Phelps; and sister, Doris Holley. She is also survived by seven sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, and a host of nieces and nephews.


A celebration of Lucille’s life was held Saturday, April 8, at Lonoke First United Methodist Church.


Memorials may be made to Lonoke First United Methodist Church, 220 South Center St, P.O. Box 152, Lonoke, AR 72086. www.boydfuneralhome.net.