Mary Lucille Boyd Arrington

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A funeral service for Mrs. Lucille Arrington, age 88, of DeBerry, TX, was held Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Shreveport with Rev. Cecil Daniels officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at noon on Tuesday at Morgan Cemetery in Morgan TX. Mrs. She passed away on Friday night, Jan. 24, 2014, in Shreveport. Mary Lucille Boyd was born on Oct. 5, 1925, in Kopperl, to the late Rob and Lillie Sessums Boyd. She married Robert Lee Arrington on Jan. 17, 1943, in Morgan, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2012. The Arrington’s were ordained as ministers of the United Pentecostal Church International in 1953. The first church they pastored was in Clifton. They went on to pastor numerous other churches in the Central and East Texas area. Rev. and Mrs. Arrington founded the First United Pentecostal Church in Waukesha, Wisconsin and ministered there for 12 years. Ministry was her life’s work and she was dedicated to helping people. She retired with her husband and moved to Carthage in 1986, from Waukesha. She was preceded in death by one sister, Guilla Mae Cox Flippo and one son, Robert Dale Arrington. She is survived by two sons, Jim Arrington and wife Kay of Beckville and Ed Arrington and wife Martha of DeBerry; four grandchildren, Eve Woods and husband Randy, Jason Arrington, Josh Arrington and wife Stacey and their mother, Judith Arrington; and D’Lisa Frioux and husband Sammy; and seven great-grandchildren, Jade, Sage, and Benjamin Woods, Hunter, Gabriel, and Caeden Arrington, and Alyssa Frioux. Serving as pallbearers were Randy Woods, Ben Woods, Sammy Frioux, Eric Darden, Robert Fuller, Jonathan Christman, and David Cox. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jason Arrington and Chuck Roethke. If desired, memorials may be made to Calvary Pentecostal Church, 6811 Woolworth Rd., Shreveport, LA 71129. A guestbook may be signed online at


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