Nancy Lou Jones Tucker, 75, of Crossett, passed away on August 14, 2017, at the Baptist Health Medical Center of Little Rock.
She was born on February 23, 1942 and was the daughter of the late Coby, and Vestia Mae Shirron Jones.
Mrs. Tucker was a 1960 graduate of Crossett High School and earned an ADN in 1963 from Arkansas Baptist Nursing School.
She was a member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church, a devoted child of God, and a strong Christian matriarch to her family. She loved and treated each of her children and grandchildren as her favorite while always placing them high above herself and continuing to point them toward God. Her selfless soul was apparent in everything she did whether it was cooking for her church family every Wednesday night or the care that she gave to strangers whose path she crossed.
For 44 years, Mrs. Tucker worked as a Registered Nurse at the Ashley County Medical Center. Many days her eyes saw pain, her hands touched hearts, her heart felt brokenness, and her feet walked a thousand miles all for her patients without complaint. She was given a gift by God and she gave it away freely to every patient along with the many health professionals that she inspired.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Jones, and Joyce Carter, and a nephew, Brent Carter.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Harold Allen Tucker of Crossett; three children, Tammy Leann Carter and husband, Todd, Tina Lenai Herrington and husband, Morris, and Timothy Allen Tucker all of Crossett; one sister, Becky Jones Coody and husband, Charlie, of Beekman, Louisiana; six grandchildren, Whitney L. Gill and husband, Chris, of Crossett, Courtney L. Ferebee and husband, Parker, of Conway, Tucker and Thomas Carter, and Jaci and Trace Tucker all of Crossett; and five great-grandchildren, Bryson, Alissa, and Cole Gill, and Cooper and Landry Ferebee.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 at the Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Bros. Lloyd Gibbs and Ray Hearron officiating. Interment will follow at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Tucker and Thomas Carter, Bryson and Cole Gill, Trace Tucker, Kayne and Caleb Coody, and Trent Carter. Honorary pallbearers are Tanner Wells, Nick Courson, Michael Jenkins, Price Holt, Danny Courson, Steve Courson, James Alan Ford, Donny Walker, James Outlaw, Charlie Coody, Chris Gill, Parker Ferebee, Zachary Goodwin, Dillon Pence, Ron Tucker, and Cooper Ferebee.
Memorials be made to Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church.