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Graciela Rico, age 67

Graciela Rico, age 67, went home to be with The LORD Thursday night September 7, 2023 surrounded by loved ones in her home at Hickory Plains, AR. She was born in Chihuahua, Mexico on March 15, 1956.

She is survived by Perry Wilson; and their five children, Jonathan Wilson and his wife Keren, Leslie Speight and her husband Cody, Nathan Wilson, Ethan Wilson and his fiancé Idalis, and Lensie Wilson; grandchildren, Gracia Wilson, Liam Speight, Cohen Speight, Avah Speight, Elon Speight, and Enzo Wilson.

Graciela was a loving grandmother, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. She went to school in Mexico and graduated from the Instituto Biblico La Nueva Esperanza in Monterrey, Mexico. She exemplified a life laid down for JESUS in her every day. She served and loved others; the complete strangers, the least of these. She did all things as unto The LORD. She always had something funny to say and never met a stranger. She was one of the strongest, sweetest, funniest, most giving, most serving, most forgiving, full of joy, laid back-worry-free and loving souls. She shared the Gospel in many places, but she better expressed it by the way she loved and cared for others. She was such a present help to so many people. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

A family-hosted memorial service will be held at The Church at Burns Park on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm located at 295 W Military Dr, North Little Rock, AR 72118.

Memorials in her honor may be made to Fishers of Men Ministries attn: Cody Speight 1076 Carson Bridge Road Lonoke, Arkansas, 72086.

Cremation arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Her online guestbook is available at


  • Angel Wallis Posted September 10, 2023 5:07 PM

    Prayers for everyone who met this woman and therefor loved her.. the only consolation we have is our hope of Heaven where WE WILL SEE HER AGAIN. Amen.

  • Luz Madrid Posted September 10, 2023 6:05 PM

    Mi más sentido pésame conoci a Chela muchos años pasados hacia mucho no sabia nada de ella y encontré esto . Bendiciones y fortaleza a toda la familia.

  • Stan & Candi Landon Posted September 10, 2023 8:49 PM

    To the family of Graciella Rico,
    Please know that you are all in our daily prayers…
    Our hearts are broken for you all…RIP sweet Chela!
    “We will all be together longer, than we will ever be apart”

  • Jr. Cueva Posted September 11, 2023 3:55 PM

    May she rest in peace! I’m so sorry for your loss!

  • Jeanette Lee Posted September 13, 2023 3:22 AM

    Tom and I send love and prayers for all of you! We will miss Graciela’s beautiful, gracious spirit so much!! Thankful for the short time we got to spend with her here and so very happy to know we will see her again !

  • Carla Baggett Posted September 18, 2023 5:10 PM

    Prayers for the family. We will miss Graciela’s presence at church. We know we will se her again one day and we continue to pray for the family. She will be missed by all. Sam and Carla Baggett

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