Lillie Gail Young Arnold

Lillie Gail Young Arnold, 72, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

She was born March 5, 1948 to the union of her parents Floyd and Mildred Hanes Young.

Ms. Lillie was of the Baptist faith and as a child she attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Ms. Lillie owned and operated “Lillie’s” clothing store in Tallulah, for many years as well as being a pilot and owning her own plane.

She loved to garden and had quite the green thumb. Lillie could take a dead twig and in no time would have a big beautiful plant. But her favorite past time of all was raising Pomeranian and Pekingese puppies.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 31, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Rickey Gresham officiating.

Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

Ms. Lillie was preceded in death by her parents; her children’s father, D. J. Arnold; son, Robert Lee Arnold; brother, Sam Young; and sister, Mary Lou Sykes.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Ben Arnold of Jonesville; daughter, Donna Arnold of Jena; brother, Robert Young of Tullos; sisters, JoAnn Wilbanks of Red Water, TX and Susie Nell Thompson of Jena; grandchildren, Brandi Heard, Kandace Deshotel Hayes and Karleigh Arnold; five great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Braedyn Young, Phillip Thompson, David Thompson, Rickie Thompson, Lonnie Chevallier, and Lionel Montpelier, Jr.

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