Nidal Essa Akelof Mabelvale, AR, 1957 - 2014
Nidal "Nick" Essa Akel, 57, of Mabelvale, Ark. passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas. He was born in Ramallah, Palestine to the late Essa and Knou Akel. He was a member of Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Nick was self-employed as the owner/operator of a convenience store. He was a former member of the Western Star Masonic Lodge as well as the Scottish Rites.
Nick is survived by his wife of 22 years, Hanan Sulieman Akel; son, Rami Akel; brother, George Akel; sisters, Wisam Kassees (Anwar) and Magidah Akel Mnatzaganian (Art); Uncle, Fuad Akel (Karima); numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins; and a host of other family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Cathedral of St. Andrew, 617 Louisiana St., Little Rock. Internment will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park. A Rosary will be from 8-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock, Ark. (501-791-7400). Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/owens.
Published September 10, 2014
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Roller-Owens Funeral Home
5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, AR