of Batesville, AR
March 16, 1920 - June 15, 2020
Estelle Rucker, 100, of Batesville passed away Monday, June 15, 2020. She was born on March 16, 1920 in LaCrosse, Arkansas to Lewis and Freda Augusta (Kennard) Canada.Estelle was a loving, caring, selfless person who was always willing to help others. She enjoyed walking her dogs, knitting, quilting, and cooking for others. Estelle was a Member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Seventh Day Adventist. She was a Volunteer at White River Medical Center and was in the Grandma Program at West Elementary. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carroll Anderson Rucker; two brothers, Ewing Canada and Kenny Canada; one sister, Knoxie Branch; and one niece, Cynthia Canada.Survivors include her nephew, Kenny Canada of Salina, Kansas; great-nephews, Lewis Canada of Trumann, and Darrell Canada of Jonesboro; great-great-nephew, Jace Canada; great-great-nieces, Naomi Canada, and Bria Canada, as well as a host of cousins and many friends.Pallbearers are Bobby Cathrine, Daniel Smith, Glen Barris, Lewis Canada, Darrell Canada, and Eddie Brown. Honorary Pallbearer is Arthur Montgomery.Graveside services will begin at 2:00pm Friday, June 19, 2020 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with Laurie DeWitt officiating. We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and social distancing will be observed.
My mother Glenda Mary Majors Ramsey grew up with Miss Estelle in LaCrosse. They lost touch after attending different schools but found each other late in Mom's life. They were best friends as children and Mom loved her like a sister. Each time they were together they held hands while talking a mile a minute and laughing until they cried. I enjoyed getting to know her and visiting with her at my Mom's home and at her work with children in Batesville. I know they are united again, holding hands and laughing up a storm. Tell Momma I love her and rest in peace my friend.
Ms. Estelle or Granny as Lyndsey called you, how blessed we were to have you in our lives and sad to hear of your passing. Lyndsey loved you so much and we remember how she was your baby and how you called her “my Lyndsey.” God’s speed and our deepest sympathy and love to your family for sharing you with us. We love you.
Dear Family of Miss Estelle, Many of us, especially her St. Paul’s family, are so saddened by this news, but even more so that we did not know she had passed, and missed her graveside service. She was a pillar of our church as well as her own. She raised so many of us in the nursery, and we have missed her ever since she retired. Covid kept us away from visiting her and singing with her in the nursing home. She was a very special lady who touched many, many lives of black and white people. Please let me know where memorials can be made in honor of her.
Dear precious Estelle! What a light you were to me when I was growing up ! I look forward to long conversations in heaven. I love you. Prayers for your families comfort and peace.
Sorry I didn’t get to come visit and wish you happy 100th birthday. You are the sweetest and most loving lady. Thank you for teaching me to love God and always giving me a huge smile when I got to see you. Life is so short but we will catch up in heaven! Love you Mrs. Rucker! RIP Love, Katie ❤️❤️
My thoughts and prayers are with each of your families.
Miss Rucker brightened my every work day. I will miss her sweet face. She was a beautiful soul whom I hope to see again one day.
Ms.Estelle , I will miss our conversations about Lacrosse and the store reading to you. You touched my heart I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.
Your soul is at rest.Thanks for the MEMORIES and God granted your wish/ to live to be 100.You made history and history was one of your passions.I can proudly say I knew someone who lived to be 100 and could still do the Charleston in 2010.Forever in my❤❤🙏
Gona miss this sweet Lady
May God bless and keep you Miss Estelle. We’ll see each other again one day.
I am so sorry for the loss of Estelle. She will be missed by all that knew her. She was a sweet loving lady. My prayers go out to her family and friends.
Prayers to that sweet lady!! I took care of her since 2016 and I loved her so deeply and absolutely loved her stories and nicknames she gave me!! Wish I could have said good bye but I will see you again one day Mrs. Rucker
Deepest Condolences in the loss of your Aunt Estelle.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY❤️🙏❤️🙏.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Estelle’s family. She was a very sweet lady.
Thoughts and prayers for Estelle's family. She was warm, caring, and wonderful in so many ways. Jane Powell Henson
In our thoughts and prayers,Phyllis, Alan, Paige & Andrew Vickery