4/7/14 —- Veronica Ann Searcy

Flower 6Ms. Veronica Ann Searcy, 51 of Manchester passed way, Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM Monday, April 7, 2014 at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel in Newport, Arkansas, with Rev. Carol Nash officiating.

Burial will follow at Swifton Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, prior to the service.

She was born March 10, 1963 in Tularosa, NM, the daughter of Talmadge Searcy and Christine Searcy Roberts.

Veronica graduated for St. Mary’s Academy in Navoo, IL in 1981. She then attended and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Architectural Engineering. Following graduation, she worked in drafting for the Army Corps of Engineers. Veronica was a wonderful painter and artist, and had a special love for animals. She had the uncanny ability to communicate with the animals she rescued. She had a strong Christian faith.

Veronica was preceded in death by her father, Talmadge Searcy.

She is survived by her mother and step-father, Christine and Jim Roberts, her companion of over 20 years, Arthur “Bill” Leabo of Manchester; her sister, Angela Christine Williams and her husband David of Olathe, Kansas; one step-brother, Michael James Roberts and his wife, Marilyn of Vancouver, Washington; nephews, Justin Searcy Williams and his wife, Amy of Olathe, Kansas and Alexander Roberts; nieces, Brittany Reinke and her husband, Keven of Overland Park, Kansas and Genevieve Roberts; great nieces, Micah, Shelby and Brenna Williams; maternal aunt, Lucille Tims of Manchester; paternal aunts, Elwanda Searcy Templeton of Newport, Arkansas and Linda Searcy Rorex and her husband Jim of Swifton, Arkansas ; cousins, Steven, Mike and Ronnie Templeton, Tammy, Sue Foster, Bo Rorex and Michelle Crouch.