Mrs. Lula Mae Buckley left this earthly life to be with our Father in heaven on December 4, 2016 in her 82nd season of life. She was born in Ruston, Louisiana to the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wright and Bertha Gant. She retired from the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa in Hot Springs after several years working in the culinary department. Mrs. Lula Mae was an amazing chef, mother and friend. She will truly be missed.
Those gone on before her include her parents; husband,Clinton Buckley; one daughter,Shelia Buckley; eight sisters and two brothers.
She leaves to cherish her memory: five sons, Clinton Buckely, Jr.(Jacqueline) of Jacksonville, Terry Wright(Rosemary) of Gurdon, Noland Buckley(Mary)and Patrick Buckley both of Bryant and Dale Buckley of Malvern; four daughters, Theresha Nolen (Rev. Thomas), Yuna Massey, and Timesha Buckley all of Malvern and Belvia Nicks (Rev. Larry) of Camden; one brother, Thomas Wright of Woodville, Texas; one sister, Velma Phifer (Cliff-deceased) of Woodville, Texas; 23 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Public visitation will be Friday, December 9, 2016 from 12 noon till 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Family hour will be at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Homegoing services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016 at First Baptist Okolona in Okolona, AR where Rev. Larry Mitchell is Pastor. Rev. Rufus R. Hatley will serve as officiant and Rev. Thomas Nolen will give the eulogy. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery in Arkadelphia. The online guestbook is available to sign at www.mitchellfuneralservices.com.