Lucille “Sis” Jones Brim was born on February 15, 1933, in Arkadelphia; Arkansas to the union of Teavis and Gillie Yarber Jones. She accepted Christ as her personal savior and was a member of St. Ruth Baptist Church in Gum Springs.
On October 28, 1953, she married Billy James Brim and to this union five children were born. The family moved to Chicago in 1954, where she found work as a private housekeeper in the Park Ridge community of Chicago. Sis was not only a mother to her children, but she was a mother to all. She had her own way of encouraging people and making them smile. She gave her all to helping others by feeding the hungry, loving her neighbors, or providing shelter to those in a time of need. She not only “talked the talk”, she “walked the walk.”
She retired in the 1990’s and the family relocated to Arkadelphia. “Sis” as she was affectionately called possessed a friendly and loving spirit. One of her greatest joys was spending memorable moments with relatives and friends, both young and old. Sis was known for throwing some of the best “get-togethers”. She was always the life of the party and loved to cook. You could always find Sis in her car loaded with her grandchildren. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.
“Sis” was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Billy James Brim on passed into the Lord’s embrace on July 29, 1999; two children, Jeff Brim (2007) and Elaine Brim Blanchard (1994).
Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Billy Ray Brim of Chicago, IL, Jerry (Phyllis) Brim of Seattle, WA and Marie (Willie James) Jones of Hot Springs, AR; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Marguerite (Arthur) Jones of Chicago, IL, and Ruby (Nate) McCoy of Chicago, IL; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Brim of Arkadelphia, AR, Lucille Smith of Mt. Pine, AR, and Dorothy Tucker of Hot Springs, AR; special friends, Amboline House of Arkadelphia, AR, Dayna Craig of Arkadelphia, AR, Johnny C. Jones of Arkadelphia, AR and Mildred Thompson of Gurdon, AR, and a caravan of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
The final celebration and tribute to her life & legacy will be shared at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th at St. Ruth Baptist Church where Rev. Thomas Hale is the pastor. Rev Charlie Thomas will officiate. The interment will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.
Public visitation will be held on Friday, May 14th from 12 noon –6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.