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Lydia Teague, 66

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 in support of Operation Christmas Child.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Rev Wayne Thacker Posted January 27, 2021 4:28 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you .May God give you comfort and strength. Wayne and Judy Thacker

  • Debbie Posted January 27, 2021 5:34 PM

    Lydia. You were a sweet, smart lady
    So. Sorry David and family. Love Deb

  • Pam Christie (Douglas) Posted January 27, 2021 5:46 PM

    Lydia was an amazing friend to me through Second Baptist Church and during our high school years. We had such fun hanging out and I was always in awe of her talents from singing to making wonderful handmade things. Her beautiful smile will always remind me life is good when you are blessed with friends like Lydia. Much love.

  • Lynette Culpepper Posted January 27, 2021 6:22 PM


    You and your family will be in my thoughts. I am praying for comfort and peace in the days ahead. My heart goes out to you all.


  • Mike & Donna Wilkinson Posted January 27, 2021 8:49 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss. Lydia was a very sweet and talented lady. She will be missed by all of us privileged to know her. Praying for God’s comfort and strength for all of you. 💕🙏

  • Betty Fuller Ruocco Posted January 27, 2021 9:14 PM

    My sympathies. Lydia was a ray of sunshine as a teenager, and it sounds like she continued being so throughout her life. She will be missed by many.

  • Pat Allen Posted January 27, 2021 10:18 PM

    David, you and the family have our deepest condolences. My brother, sister and myself have known Lydia and her family since the mid 60s from youth bowling. Then, my years working for you in the roofing business. You’re in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

  • Randy and Gayle Teague Posted January 28, 2021 8:48 AM

    We are so very , very sorry for the loss
    of this lovely lady who meant so much to so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends

  • Damon and Lisa Spray Posted January 28, 2021 9:09 AM

    So sorry. Lydia was a wonderful person she will be missed. Much love from the Sprays.

  • June and Bill Shelton Posted January 28, 2021 9:20 AM

    David, Katherine, Adam, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Bill Plunk Posted January 28, 2021 10:59 AM

    David and family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Al & Wanda English Posted January 28, 2021 3:16 PM

    Dear David, Katherine, Adam, and family, Just as Jesus told the thief on the cross in Luke 23:43 “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise”; when Lydia ended her struggle in the flesh on earth, she too went to be with Jesus in paradise. I Thessalonians 4:13 says “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope”.I pray these promises from God’s word will bless and comfort you. We love you guys, Al and Wanda English & family

  • Martha Teague Hall Posted January 28, 2021 3:37 PM

    So very sorry for your loss! Prayers for comfort and peace for each of one of you! May God hold you in his arms and comfort you and give you rest! Love you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Lori Dooley Brandon Posted January 29, 2021 2:28 AM

    Her smile was contagious! I pray the family finds strength and comfort in knowing the love for her family was her greatest joy. 🙏💕🙏

  • David Perry Posted January 29, 2021 7:53 AM

    Yes ,Lydia is at rest and that is how I have to think of it. It is well earned. She worked hard to comfort others and was a blessing for many. Pam and myself pray for comfort for David and the family at this time. BLESS YOU ALL

  • Ron & Gail Myers Posted January 29, 2021 8:38 AM

    Our deepest condolences to your family.

  • Tom and CarolAnn Bush Posted January 29, 2021 4:04 PM

    praying for God’s Comfort for all of you!

  • Joe and Marilyn Johnson Posted January 29, 2021 6:37 PM

    We are praying for comfort, grace and peace for you. I have fond memories of time spent with Lydia. She was a remarkable person. God bless you all. Joe and Marilyn

  • Marsha Moffitt Posted January 29, 2021 8:11 PM

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Lydia was a very special lady and will be missed.

  • Paul Michael Ferguson Posted January 30, 2021 8:45 AM

    Lydia was a very friendly and compassionate lady and always had a smile for everyone she met. I know she’s singing with the angels.

  • Lynn Hawking Posted January 30, 2021 8:46 AM

    Lydia was one of those special gems that God shares with us. As a parent of her wonderful children whom I had the pleasure to teach, to a friend who made all the flowers for my wedding, Lydia was there for you with a smile on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Clement Schofield Posted January 30, 2021 4:31 PM

    Lydia now has a box seat in Heaven to watch her beloved Cardinals and Travelers. God bless all.

  • Twila Hayden-Baker Posted January 31, 2021 4:08 PM

    Lydia was a wonderful friend. I met her at church when I first moved to Jacksonville. She was a wonderful person always laughing and so kind. She will be missed.

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