Denise Lazelle Lynch Napier, 60, of Springdale, went to be with God Thursday, March 14, 2019, with her soulmate, Arlin Estep, by her side. She was born November 22, 1958 to Bobby Joe and Elner Mattie Lynch. Denise was a loving "Nene", daughter, sister, mother, aunt and friend. She loved her family and friends dearly. Though Denise battled with diabetes for most of her life she faced her challenges bravely and with a smile. Denise was gifted with a green thumb and grew beautiful flowers and houseplants. Denise is survived by her best friend and soulmate, Arlin Estep; two daughters, Wendy Napier of Bogalusa, Louisiana, Krissy Belote of Vilonia; honorary son, Chris Long and wife Sabrina; eight grandchildren, Kayla, Michael, Joseph, Isabelle, Alayna, Brooklyn, Lillian, Pearlie Mae; three brothers Bobby Lynch of Springdale, Randy Lynch of Goshen; extended family, Allen Jr. of Springdale, Veda and Carolyn both of Springdale; and the father of her children, Randy "Mo" Napier of Springdale. Denise was preceded in death by her parents and two baby daughters lost at birth whom always remained in her heart. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, online obituary and guestbook at www.heritageofnwa.com. Cremation will follow with private burial at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1732 Moberly Lane, Suite B, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712.
Published March 19, 2019