Lydia Teague, 66, of Jacksonville, passed away January 26, 2021. She was born January 13, 1955 to Leon Tinnell and Grace Martin in Albuquerque. NM.
Born in a military family, Lydia lived in several states and cities throughout the US until 1965 when her father moved the family to Little Rock Air Force base where he retired in 1968. Lydia was salutatorian of Jacksonville High School in 1973 and went on to become an RN where she was an OBGYN nurse delivering babies in her early years of marriage. She became a fulltime housewife and mother when her two children were born. One of her greatest loves was cooking and she catered many weddings, special events and cooked meals for her church family and schools. She was an avid sewer and crafter and sold many of her items in craft shows around the area as well as crocheting baby items for her friends and family. Lydia spearheaded the Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse at her church for many years and collected items year-round for that cause.
Lydia is preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Grace Tinnell and her brother Michael Tinnell.
Lydia is survived by her loving husband of 47 years David Teague of Jacksonville; children Katherine Bynum (Chris) of Cabot and Adam Teague of Cabot; grandchildren Weston and Kellan; brothers Chris Tinnell (Judy) of London, AR and Bill Tinnell of Sherwood; and sisters Pat Schaffer of Corona, CA and Janelle Pendleton (Greg) of Dallas, TX.
A family hosted visitation will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 from 6-8pm at Second Baptist Church, 1117 N James St in Jacksonville.
In light of the current health concerns, Lydia’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the visitation. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place. In lieu of flowers the family requests you make a donation to Samaritans Purse at samaritanspurse.org in support of Operation Christmas Child.
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400