Darcy Lyn Dinning was transfixed by the face of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 2, 2018. She was born to W.G. “Bill” and Vera Margaret Dinning, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up in Helena, Arkansas. After attending Central High School in Helena, she graduated from Hendrix College in 1971 with a degree in social work. Her entire career with the State of Arkansas, some thirty years, was spent helping children of the State – first in the Department of Services and then translating both of them to Technology Group.
Ms. Dinning’s main objective in life was to glorify God. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and long-time leader in the international Bible Study Fellowship. She volunteered as much as time would allow to various literacy programs and taught Bible Study classes to any and all comers. She was “Blessed Assurance” to everyone she met.
Darcy was predeceased by her parents and little brother, Jefferson Tanner Dinning, and leaves the following to grieve for her loss, yet rejoice in her Eternal Life; twin brother, W. Groves Dinning, III, Stratham, New Hampshire, sister, S. Shrum Dinning, Little Rock, Arkansas, niece Arleigh Cara Dinning, Concord, New Hampshire, sister-in-law, Katie E. Dinning, S. Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and kissin’ cousins, Stuart and Helen Ruth Towns, Forrest City, Arkansas. She also leaves close friends: Carol Roper, Little Rock, Arkansas, Maria Cherian, Greers Ferry, Arkansas, and Barbara Blessing, Greers Ferry, Arkansas. The family acknowledges with gratitude the knowledgeable and deliberative attendance of Dr. Shirley On at UAMS and the loving care of Maria and Barbara during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bible Study Fellowship, San Antonio, Texas, and to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where she was a pioneer patient in 1966. Visitation will be at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home on Monday, April 9, 2018, from five to seven p.m. and services will be held at Fellowship Bible Church at eleven a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, with internment to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, Arkansas. “For to me to live IS CHRIST, and to die IS gain.” Phillipians 1:21