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Sue (Moody) Lakey

May 27, 1942 — January 23, 2021

Margaret "Sue" Moody Lakey, daughter of John Moody, Jr., and Ruby Faye McNeill Moody, was born May 27, 1942, in Salem, Arkansas. On January 23, 2021, she departed this earth in Little Rock, Arkansas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Dr. Michael Moody.

Sue was a 1960 graduate of Salem High School and attended ASU Jonesboro. During her school years, she loved to play basketball and her mother can be remembered hollering towards the court, “Hip em, Sue”. She retired from Hertz Car Rental after 20 years of service and “She was always a bright light at the airport”. She was a member of Shannon Hills Baptist Church in Shannon Hills, Arkansas. She was a kind, amazing, loving, funny, witty woman who loved her family deeply. The oldest of six siblings, she loved her family roots and dedicated most of her time researching and speaking to others about her genealogy research. She loved her Irish heritage and her family’s red headed genes. But, during hunting seasons, you definitely wouldn’t find her doing research. Instead, you would find her in the woods trying to get that “big buck”. She loved to hunt, camp and spend time at the river. She loved deer camp and always said the air was different up there. If you ever needed a good marksman on your team, you could count on Sue. She was quite handy with various weapons. She was so good, that she even received numerous AGFC Triple Trophy Awards. She also was a big fan of western movies. Her favorites were Gunsmoke, The Rifleman and The Virginian. She was a big fan of Elvis too! You would hardly ever catch Sue without a smile on her face. She also liked to make her yum yums and visit her Amish friends for a good ole pumpkin roll. She also loved her root beer. She was always there for anyone who needed an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. She would always give the best straightforward advice. She was so full of life and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her family. She is survived by her husband, Louie O. Lakey, Jr. of 34 years.

Two daughters: Jayme White (Kevin) of Mabelvale, Arkansas and Judi White Graham of Harrison, Arkansas. One son, Matthew White of Little Rock, Arkansas. Stepsons: Jimmy Lakey of Mabelvale, Arkansas and Danny Lakey of Mabelvale, Arkansas.

Ten grandchildren: Shannon Roswell (Martin), Brandi Thornberry (Todd), Darren White (Holly), Shelbi Wiltz (Ben), Megan Graham, Shelli Graham, Willow Sophia White, Sean Lakey (Kayla), Chelsea Lakey, Justin Lakey.

Fourteen great grandchildren: Matthew Tabory, Seth Roswell, Alexis Roswell, Wyatt Echols, Grace Echols, Brantley Thornberry, Kaylee White, Madison Thrift, Melanie White, Addison White, Audree White, Harper Wiltz, Joshua James Graham and Zella Graham.

Three brothers: Jerry Moody, Johnny Moody (Rhonda) and Steve Moody (Nancy). And a sister: Connie Bray (Sonny). Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers: Kevin Lakey, Martin Roswell, Darren White, Matthew Tabory, Scott Moody, Jimmy Lakey, Danny Lakey, Sean Lakey. Honorary Phil Allen.

Sue's visitation will be held at 11 am on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Barker Funeral Home, 857 Highway 62 W Salem, Arkansas 72576, The memorial service will start at 1pm officiated by John Ed Welch. Graveside service at Spring Creek Cemetery in Calico Rock, Arkansas. Flowers can be sent to Barker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Spring Creek Cemetery, First National Bank of Izard County c/o Spring Creek Cemetery PO Box 690 Calico Rock, Arkansas 72519. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas. 

Please be mindful of our social distancing guidelines. We will have hand sanitizing stations set up at all entrances and exits and with the register book. Signs will be posted as well.  

  • Face coverings/mask are required
  • 100  or fewer in the building at a time
  • 6 foot distancing in seating and in lines
  • No entry if any symptoms or contact with a positive Covid patient
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, January 30, 2021

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Barker Funeral Home - Salem

857 Highway 62 West, Salem, AR 72576

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Barker Funeral Home - Salem

857 Highway 62 West, Salem, AR 72576

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Interment

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Spring Creek Cemetery

, Calico Rock, AR

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