Eddie Yancy – 1931-2021

Eddie Yancy – 1931-2021

Eddie Yancy, formerly of Little Rock, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 in San Antonio, TX.  Born in Augusta, AR, he moved to Little Rock and worked for Coca-Cola and Safeway.

Preceded in death by parents Curtis Yancy and Minnie Collier; brothers Willie Lee Raspberry, John Yancy, David Yancy, Sr. and sister Ella Mae Henderson, he is survived by daughters Sylvia Papion and Nina Yancy; brothers Charles Yancy (Bonnie) and Robert Yancy (Hattie); sister-in-law Willie Yancy, grandson Corey Thomas (Tamika), great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, adopted sons and daughters, neighbors and friends.  

A walk-through visitation will be held Sunday, February 21, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Ruffin & Jarrett, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, AR.  Masks are required. Social spacing will be observed.  Funeral Service  will be Monday, February 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Ruffin & Jarrett with interment to follow at Arkansas State Veterans’Cemetery. Service will be live-streamed using Ruffin & Jarrett’s Facebook page.


7 thoughts on “Eddie Yancy – 1931-2021”

  • My sincere condolences to the Yancy family for your loss. May God bless you and comfort you at this time and always.

  • Thoughts & Prayers to the Family …. had the privilege to work with Eddie and his brother ( D L ) in my career with Safeway . One of my fondest memories went back to the year 1956 when Mr Fred Pack hired me as a Grocery Sacker at Store #129 17th & Main ……. on one Saturday night after closing store I was told to help mop the floors and Eddie & D L saw how I was mopping the floor pushing the mop back & forth. …. when Eddie spoke up and told me “ Boy we want get out of here all night the way your mopping … grab that mop handle like she’s your woman and Swing it side to side and will get out of here early “ ….. a lesson I learned 65 years ago to how to mop the floors. Rest In Peace .. . God Bless …. you and your Family Pat Bearden

  • Uncle Curtis would be my Great Uncle ..When I was A little fellow. D L & Eddie gave me their Marbles..
    They came to my Mo & Dads Funeral. My fervent
    Prayer’s for all.

  • To Nina and Family, My Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Father will be
    Keeping you in my prayers.9

  • My condolences to the Yancy family from cousin Cledic! when we little my father Ira T. Kendall would stop in Little Rock too see his cousin and since I moved back to Arkansas Eddie and I would have a good time talking on the phone and him telling me about the good old days.

  • Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Know that you all are being lifted up before the Lord in Prayer.

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