Obituary for Lucille Calk

Lucille Calk

Lucille Calk

Aug 19th, 1926 - Feb 25th, 2023
Aug 19, 1926
Feb 25, 2023
Mar 1, 2023 5:00 pm
Visitation Location:
Mar 2, 2023 11:00 am
Survived by:
Sandy Calk Swinney (Mike) son:
Danny Calk (Rose)
brother: Sam Higginbotham (Norma)
sisters: Dorothy Kelley (Ken)
Peggy Shannon
Kathryn McCauley
Michaela Cox
Mandi Moore (Brian)
Sarah Calk
Kim Wallett (Mike)
great grandchildren
Megan Cox
Jesse Cox
Eli Moore
Nolan Wallett
Glenn Wallett
Lucy Wallett
Sarah Knepper (Devan) an unexpected blessing to her life through her daughter Sandy and family
numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces as well as many friends.
Thomas Rash
Rick Hall
Shayne Jordan
Greg Higginbotham
Dennis Higginbotham
Tim Higginbotham
Rev. Terry Slawson and Rev. James Doughty

Biography: Lucille grew up on a farm in east Texas, but upon graduating from high school, shook that red dirt off her feet and moved to Houston, where she continued her education and became very involved in First Baptist Church. Her heart’s desire was to be a missionary to China but was prevented due to health reasons, so she did the next best thing – became active in missions organizations, even spending time with Native American Indians in Mississippi one summer. Her life-long devotion was to missions.

She met her husband in Houston and they began their life in Texas but moved to Monroe, after a one year stopover in
Pine Bluff, AR.

Lucille and Glenn bowled together until he started traveling with work, then she bowled on a league with her friends. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, member of a garden club, worked at the polls on Election Day, member of Republican Women, member of Bible Study Fellowship for 7 years, volunteer at St. Francis North Monroe from its opening until she was no longer able to do so. She served so many hours that she received the Point of Light award for her service there. Lucille was a life-long Southern Baptist, belonging to Parkview Baptist Church, Monroe, then Emmanuel Baptist Church, Monroe and First Baptist Church, Monroe for the last 40 years.
She worked at Kelso’s Children’s Shop for a number of years.
She and her husband made great friends wherever they lived because they knew how to be great friends. They were both people lovers. Wherever they lived, they quickly established domino parties, which became legendary! Lucille was a great cook and very hospitable – always opening her home for parties, showers, meetings, even hosting Chinese students who needed a place to stay while enrolled at ULM. She loved to travel and was fortunate to have friends and family with whom to travel. She was blessed in this life to see and do more than she ever dared dream, for which she was very grateful; but what she is seeing now is beyond our ability to imagine or comprehend! Glory to God!
She was preceded in death by:
husband of 28 years, Glenn Calk
her son: Randy Calk 
her parents: Sam and Eula Mae Higginbotham
S.G. Higginbotham
Lorene Upshaw 
Pauline Rash
Faye Holmes

Our family would like to thank her caregivers at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Ascend Hospice Care for the personal interest and attentiveness they showed in caring for her.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Monroe Building Fund.