Phyllis Raye (McCleod) SearcySeptember 19, 1939 ~ April 27, 2020 (age 80)
Phyllis Raye Searcy, 80, of Crossett, went to join her heavenly Father on April 27, 2020. She was born in Monroe, LA on September 19, 1939. Her parents were Fred and Ardecie McLeod. She was the youngest of seven children.
Phyllis loved writing short stories, songs, and poetry. She was full of life and loved making everyone laugh. In her younger days, she enjoyed skating, dancing, and loved singing, she had the voice of an angel.
Her love and faith in God was strong and got her through a lot of tough battles.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Thomas E. Searcy, along with two step-children (Mike and KayLynn) and six siblings.
She is survived by her five children, Ann Rickman, Melissa Nix (Mike), Heath Meeks, and Michelle Meeks all of Crossett, and Felicia Jones (Steve) of Hot Springs, AR; step children, Cheryl Searcy, Randy Searcy (Lee), and Greg Searcy, all from Newellton, LA.
Phyllis, known as “Mom Mom” by her 19 grandchildren, Shane Rickman (Dana), Jerrick Rickman (Ashley), Tabitha Douglas (Cliff), Tiffany Brantley (Ryan), Cassie Lord (Mason), Gunner Jones, Dustin Farnell, Jacob Meeks (Evie), Ashley Barentine (Charles), Tristan Hinton (Miranda), and Landon Meeks; and great-grandchildren, Treble, Dakota, Daisy, and Adenna Rickman, Heather Hudson, Ethan, Emily, and Ellet Douglas, Kaylynn Hinton, Carson and Alan Brantley, Ryder and River Farnell, and Bailey, Cambria, Emma, and Kenzley Meeks; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2020, with Bro. James Fleming, officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Shane Rickman, Jerrick Rickman, Gunner Jones, Jacob Meeks, Tristan Hinton, and Dustin Farnell.
Anyone interested in remotely attending the service may go to the Medders Funeral Home Facebook page and view the service via live stream at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, we are limiting ALL gatherings to a total of 10. I apologize for the inconvenience; however, it is not only for the safety of the family we are serving and our staff, but for you and your family’s safety as well.