Nikolai A. Wilkett-Lumba, 19, of Fort Smith passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017. He was in the Army National Guard. He was a member of Shibley Baptist Church in Van Buren. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Gleceria and Candido Lumba.
He is survived by his parents, Christina Lumba of Fort Smith; his father, Jesus Lumba of the Phillipines; his stepparents, Dino Manylath of Fort Smith and Zenida Lumba of the Phillipines; his daughter, Cortana Reese Lumba of Van Buren; three sisters, Charnella Jones of Juneau, Alaska, Angalique Wilkett-Lumba of Van Buren and Leilani Manylath of Fort Smith; four brothers, Jerrito Lumba of the Phillipines, Christian Lumba and Andrew Lumba, both of Fort Smith, and Logan Wilkett of Michigan; maternal grandparents, Jackie and Romeo Goc-Ong and Walter Wilkett; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Shibley Baptist Church in Van Buren with burial with full military honors at Freedom Cemetery in Booneville under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren
Family will visit with relatives and friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson St. in Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be member of the United States Army.
Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Coughran, Logan Wilkett, Christian Wilkett-Lumba, Kyler Manylath, Cody Star, Joseph Salsman, Chase Rowe and Anthony Manacio.
In lieu of flowers an account has been set up for his minor daughter's education at Arkansas Federal Credit Union, No. 9999454946.
Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.