Eugenia Grace “Jeannie” Zappa, 83, of Homer, Louisiana, entered the kingdom of heaven on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 after a short illness. She was born at Haynesville Hospital on February 3, 1940 and spent most of her life there in Claiborne and Webster Parishes. Jeannie was a 1958 graduate of Minden High School, where she excelled in competitive swimming and basketball. After high school, Jeannie attended Louisiana Tech University and Ayers Business School.
Jeannie worked at the Louisiana Army munitions factory where she met the man who would never leave her side. After marriage, she became a housewife and raised three amazing children, all of whom were by her side in her final days. Jeannie loved bowling and had a passion for flying airplanes. An avid reader, a sun goddess, she spent her best days at the beach collecting seashells and driving around the country in her camper van.
Jeannie is preceded in death by her mother, Eugenia Lucille Craighead Lindsey, and her father, Sam Howard Lindsey. She is survived by her husband Finnis Lyman Zappa of Homer, Louisiana, who is 54 years old. 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; a sister, Betty Paul of Minden, Louisiana, and a brother, Michael Lindsey and his wife Francine of Austin, Texas; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 17 at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, 15274 Highway 9, Athens, Louisiana.
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The family would like to express their deepest appreciation and heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful care and professionalism provided by the staff at Claiborne Memorial Medical Center in Homer, Louisiana and MD Clinics in Minden, Louisiana.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Athens Presbyterian Church in honor of Mrs. Eugenia Grace Zappa.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home