Jimmie Lou Fisher (born December 31, 1941 in Delight, Arkansas), grew up in Paragould, Arkansas. She attended school at Delaplaine School in Delaplaine, Arkansas. She, at a very early age, became interested in politics, and aspired to be successful. She graduated from Vilonia High School, and attended Arkansas State College in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and after graduating went on to hold a number of jobs, and was a party activist for over a decade. She has described herself as lifelong, diehard, yellow dog Democrat.