Emma Louella Padgett, 88, of Siloam Springs, AR went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 13, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family
Louella was born on April 1, 1934, to Eugene and Martha Lee Cuzick in Liberty Hill, AR. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1952. In July of 1953, she moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan to marry the love of her life, Bert. They celebrated 69 years together and were best friends. Together they had two sons, Dennis and Rodney.
Louella was a graduate of Nationall Beauty College. She and Bert purchased Roberts Hair Fashions in 1960 and were owners/operators for over 35 years. Louella was an award-winning stylist and won many competitions in her career. In 1996, they retired and moved to Siloam Springs, Arkansas to be near their families.
One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family. She loved singing and playing music with Bert. For many years they have been playing at the Senior Center and for their Bible Study group and other various venues with the "Cornbread and Milk" family gospel bluegrass group. Louella was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for her family. She enjoyed reading and traveling. Most of all she will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit.
Louella is survived by her husband of 69 years, Bert Padgett; her sons, Dennis (Vivian) of Siloam Springs and Rodney of Tampa, FL; Grandchildren: Shaun(Ashley)Padgett of Tampa FL, Nic Padgett of Phoenix, AZ, Brook (Cesar) Torres of Jacksonville, FL, Mitch (Amanda) Padgett of Cave Springs, AR, Landon Padgett of Dahlonaga, GA., and Kobi Skye Padgett of Lutz, FL; 5 great grandchildren, Zoe and Mackenzie Torres, Parker and Nash Padgett and Finley Padgett; one brother, Aubrey (Perki) Cuzick; four sisters, Mary Reed, Lola Smith, Anna (Randall) Spear and Paula (Bud) Cox; one brother-in-law, Dewey (Lavita) Padgett and one sister-in-law, Fonda Bias and many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.
Louella was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Martha Lee Cuzick; four brothers, Clay, Woodrow, Vinace and Harrison; four sisters, Johnie Cuzick, Juanita Sweaney, Bessie Pennell and Martha McLeod; and one brother-in-law, Edward Padgett.
Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home on Monday, October17, 2022, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 10:00am at the New Life Church. Pastor Stanley Church will officiate the services. There will be a private family burial. Arrangements are entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, AR. Please visit www.Backstrom-pyeatte.com to sign the online guestbook.
Memorials may be made to the Siloam Springs Senior Center or to Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale.