Lena Faye (Nickerson) Simon, February 28, 1964~October 31, 2017

Simon, LenaLena Faye (Nickerson) Simon, 53, of Springdale, Arkansas passed away from this life on October 31, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born February 28, 1964 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Mildred Jane (Nickerson) Kane and Millard Collins. She was preceded in death by both parents and one sister, Verena Nickerson.

Lena met her soulmate, Antoine Simon, 33 years ago.  On December 23, 1991 they were married.  Lena most recently worked for Kawneer Company and previously worked at Rockline, American Air Filter and Superior Wheels.  She had a tremendous work ethic. She was known for her beautiful smile, her kindness and her giving heart.  She loved her family and friends and enjoyed cooking for them.

Lena is survived by her husband, Antoine Simon, and her children, four daughters and two sons, Shantell (Kenvin) Akins of Lake Charles, LA, Shawn (Tamika) Iles Sr. of Lake Charles, LA, Keonia (Larry) Clay of Centerton, AR, Antoine (Ciera) Nickerson of Joplin, MO, Jessica (Keyunta) Nickerson of Springdale, AR, and Raven (Shelvis) Simon of Springdale, AR.  She is further survived by six sisters and two brothers, Debra Kane, Sidney (Pamela) Kane, Jane Kane, Jerald Nickerson, and Linda (Charles) Wilkins all of Lake Charles, LA, Levella (Joshua) Simon of Fayetteville, AR, Angela (Roderick) Manual of Humble, TX and Tonetta (Simon) Rosette of Opelousas, LA; five brother-in-laws, two sister-in-laws, seventeen grandchildren, eight god-children and a host of family and friends.

There will be a local memorial service for Lena on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Combs Street Church of Christ, 502 S. Combs, Fayetteville, AR. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at King’s Funeral Home, 1611 Gerstner Memorial Drive, Lake Charles, LA. The viewing will be 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM and the funeral service will begin at 10:00 AM.


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