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Eugenia Grace “Jeannie” Zappa, 83, a resident of Homer, Louisiana, entered the Kingdom of Heaven after a brief illness on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. She was born at the Haynesville Hospital on February 3, 1940, and spent most of her life in Claiborne and Webster Parishes. Jeannie was a 1958 graduate of Minden High School where she excelled in competitive swim and basketball. After high school, Jeannie attended Louisiana Tech University and Ayers Business School.
Jeannie worked at the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant where she met the man who would never leave her side. After marrying, she became a homemaker and reared three amazing children, all of whom were by her side in her final days. Jeannie loved to bowl and had a passion for flying planes. She was an avid reader, a sunbathing goddess and spent her best days at the beach collecting shells and RV’ing the country.
Jeannie is preceded in death by her mother, Eugenia Lucille Craighead Lindsey, and her father, Sam Howard Lindsey. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Finnis Lyman Zappa, of Homer, Louisiana. She is also survived by her three children, Christopher Wade Maness of Athens, Louisiana, Wendi Zappa Plants and her husband Chris of Minden, Louisiana, Russell Todd Zappa and his wife Michelle of Benton, Louisiana; her eleven grandchildren, Christopher Wade Maness II and his wife Faith, Maegan Maness, Lauren Maness, Katelin Payne and her husband Matthew, McKenzie Easterling and her husband Nathan, Wil Plants, Audrey Plants, Jeweliette Plants, Gentry Plants, Savannah Zappa, and Isabella Grace Zappa; her eight great-grandchildren, Ashley, Tessa, Trace, Graham, Emilia, Parker, Greyson and Aiden; one sister, Betty Paul of Minden, Louisiana, and one brother, Michael Lindsey and his wife Francine of Austin, Texas; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial celebration was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 17, at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, 15274 Highway 9, Athens, Louisiana.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful care and professionalism provided by the staff at the Claiborne Memorial Medical Center in Homer, Louisiana, and the MD Clinics in Minden, Louisiana.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Athens Presbyterian Church may be made in honor of Mrs. Eugenia Grace Zappa.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
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