Marjorie Ann Weller Arnett, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 in Tallulah, La., at the age of 86.
Mrs. Arnett was born on April 1, 1934 in Savannah, Tenn. Upon graduation from Clarksdale High School in 1952, she attended the University of Mississippi where she was an inaugural member of the Ole Miss Rebelettes. Ann fell in love with Robin Arnett of Memphis, married and moved to Yazoo City to start a life and family together. As a third generation jeweler, she ran Arnett Jewelry Store in downtown Yazoo City for 65 continuous years and enjoyed serving her customers until her retirement. She enjoyed scrapbooking and kept her mind sharp working Crosswords, Sudoku, and Cryptoquotes.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and Memaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robin, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. CV Weller and granddaughter, Leigh Ann Arnett.She is survived by her five children; son, Randy Arnett and wife, Elinor, of Clarksdale, daughter Sandra Tucker and husband, Terry, of Conway, Ark., son, Steve Arnett of Tallulah, La., daughter, Susan Plonnigs and husband, Chuck, of Bastrop, La., son, Sam Arnett and wife, Michelle, of Heber Springs, Ark.; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Sorrells (Scott), Rob Arnett (Megan), Jordan Tucker (Mindy), Michael Tucker, Sam Arnett, Jr. and Anna Cate Arnett; and four great-grandchildren, Roman, Rykard, Lauren and Luke.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City and the Joy –Jesus, Others, Yourself Sunday School Class. In her senior years, she enjoyed serving as a greeter at the church.
The family wishes to extend our grateful appreciation and thanks to Dr. Mark Meeks, Dr. Chris Waterer, Dr. Nicole Cleveland, Courtney Costello Wright, PA-C, Delhi Home Health, Monica, Carol and Evelyn of the Crossroads Hospice in Delhi, Louisiana for their excellent care for her during her final year.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Graveside Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Glenwood Cemetery observing social distancing guidelines. The Rev. John Yates will be officiating.
Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City is in charge of arrangements.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church PO Box 780 Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194.