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Barbara Jo Lackey

May 27, 1942 February 13, 2023
Barbara Jo Lackey
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Mrs. Barbara Jo Lackey, age 80, of Russellville, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, at Baptist Health in Little Rock. The daughter of Josephine Enoch and the late William Jo Enoch, she was born on May 27, 1942, in Russellville.

A graduate of Horace Mann High in Little Rock, Barbara went on to attend and complete her education at Arkansas Tech University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. She was the second African-American woman (and the first from Russellville) to graduate from ATU. In 1962, she wed her beloved, Billy Ray Lackey from Fayetteville. They were married 44 years until his passing in 2007.

Throughout her career as a social worker, she was well-known and loved for her willingness to help anyone in need. Having been the social worker with the Russellville School District for more than 13 years, she cherished the position and especially loved working with children.

Survivors include her mother, Josephine Enoch of Russellville; daughters; Rhonda Lackey of North Little Rock, and Erica Washington of Fort Worth, Tx; three grandchildren; Aaron Bogard of North Little Rock and Hannah and Zoey Washington of Fort Worth; and sister Doris Enoch of Los Angeles, CA.

The funeral service will be held at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, 321 S. Houston Pl, in Russellville at 10 a.m. on February 25, officiated by Rev. Lee Tyus. Visitation 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Friday, February 24, 2023 at the church. The burial will be in Russellville at Reed Cemetery.

Services entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 910 Walnut Street, Conway, AR. "IN YOUR TIME OF NEED... WE CARE." 

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