Cecilia Adkisson

Monday, November 4, 2019
Cecilia Adkisson

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. Cecilia LaPlant Adkisson, 79, died Nov. 3, 2019, at her home in East Prairie.

Born Jan. 16, 1940, in the Barnes Ridge Community of Mississippi County, daughter of the late Cecil George and Elsie Jackson LaPlant, she was a homemaker, a Girl Scout leader and member of the Junior Civic Club. She also assisted as a farmhand, farm bookkeeper and cotton gin records keeper. She was the owner of a farm food catering service in the area and a member of First Christian Church in East Prairie.

On July 7, 1957, in Paragould, Ark., she married Charles Adkisson, who preceded her in death on March 12, 2018.

Survivors include: two sons, Tim (Linda) Adkisson of Jackson and Chris (Laurel) Adkisson of Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Stephanie Vickery of East Prairie; one brother, Allan LaPlante of Marion, Ky.; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Ann Marshall.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Thursday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie with Rev. Bill Adkisson officiating.

Burial will follow in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Josh Adkisson, Jason Adkisson, Chase Morrow, Jesse Highfil and Jake Wallace.

Online condolences may be shared at: www.ponderfuneralhome.com.