of Little Rock, AR
September 22, 1947 - September 22, 2020
Sara Jane Clevenger passed away peacefully in her home on September 22, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born September 22,1947 in Memphis, Tennessee to Sarah and James Turner Blissit, II. She graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelors of Science in Education. She was an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority during her time there and continued her involvement throughout her life . She was a retired teacher from the Little Rock School District and was a lifelong member of St. James United Methodist Church. Sara loved her family and God above all else and was always in attendance at every sporting event, play, and activity of her four grandchildren. Throughout her life she enjoyed tennis, travel, and especially relaxing at the beach with her family. Sara was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her mother Sarah Elizabeth Blissit, her father, James Turner Blissit II, and her husband, Olen Lee Clevenger, Jr. She is survived by daughter Christy Wygal and husband Kirk of Little Rock; daughter Elizabeth Vance and husband Dustin, also of Little Rock; long time friend and companion, Daniel Williamson of Little Rock; sister Mary Lou Blissit of Palm Springs, CA; brother Jim Blissit and wife Karen of Mayflower; grandson Wesley Wygal; granddaughter Caroline Wygal; granddaughter Annabelle Hall; grandson Luke Hall; granddaughter Lexie Vance; granddaughter Sydney Vance; nephew Paul Blissit and his wife Bryna and daughter Sarah Elizabeth. She will forever be missed. Her daughters would like to give a special thank you to Dr.Khalil and his staff at CARTI. Graveside services will be 1:00pm on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Reverend Greg Schick officiating. A visitation will be from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Roller-Chenal funeral home on Saturday, September 26, 2020.We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance to 50 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition and CARTI or the charity of your choice.
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I will miss knowing that even tho we didn't see each other much we could always pick up the phone and call or text and talk just like old times. Rest easy sweet girl you earned it.
Our condolences to all of Sara’s family. She was a lovely lady.
My Sweet Funny Friend, I'm going to miss you so much. I will always treasure our beach trips, our happy hours, our time together. Love you forever!Carol Walker
My thoughts and prayers to friends and family of this incredible woman! I know Danny adored her and will miss her so! May you all find peace in the upcoming days! ❤️
Christy & Elizabeth,My sympathy to you and your loved ones. Your mother was a very sweet and gracious lady.Sincerely,Paul
Sara was part of our old league and team tennis days. What great fun we had, even when not playing. She will always be in our memories. My condolences to "the girls" and family members.
Sara was a Kappa Delta sorority sister at AR State. What an asset she was to our sisterhood then & throughout the last 50 years! When we had a reunion in LR, Sara opened her home for an afternoon of remembering our college years & “catching up” with each other. She was such a gracious hostess & a Southern lady. God welcomed her into heaven on her actual birthday which is quite unique- just like Sara. May we all cherish our memories of Sara. God Bless all- Lee Mitchell O’Banion
You will be sorely missed by your family and friends, but they know they will be reunited with you in heaven. I admire your fight against cancer. You fought with bravery tenacity, and grace. We will miss you.
Love to Sara, Danny & Girls
I will miss you, Sara.Love you
Sara, what a lovely lady you were and quite the “ fighter”!! I will never forget your kindness in offering your home to Danny and all of his newly found siblings including me when we were reunited.. such a great memory!! I’ll always remember you for your great smile, beauty and the love you showed to my brother Danny! You will be missed!!
I will always remember my sweet friend, her sense of humor and intelligence. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.
Going to miss my great neighbor & friend. I know you are in a better place now,free of pain & suffering. Prayers for God to confront your sweet family during this difficult time. Till we meet again sweet friend.