of Conway, AR
September 14, 1934 - February 21, 2021
Melba Louise Henry Heffington passed away peacefully on February 21, 2021, and went to be with the Lord. She resided at Ridgemere Senior Community Memory Care in Conway, Arkansas. Melba was born on September 14, 1934, in Mt. Vernon, Arkansas, to the late Bennie Henry and Louise N. Henry.Melba is survived by her sons, Lonnie Paul Heffington (Teresa) of Knoxville, TN, Denny Scott Heffington (Rickey) of Little Rock, AR; two half-sisters, Karen Collins and Sheryl Reeves both of Texas; grandchildren, Joshua Heffington (Megan) and Hayley Smiddy (Doug), and great-grandchildren, Emmy, Ella, and Kinsley, all of Knoxville, TN.Melba was a member of the Conway Second Baptist Church in Conway and was employed by Ashley's Outlet Store and retire from J.C. Penney's both in Conway. She loved her customers and never met a stranger.She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and cherished the summers they spent with her in Conway.The family would like to give a special thanks to Vickie Perdue, Home Instead, and the employees of Ridgemere Senior Community Memory Care.Visitation will be Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, AR. Private graveside services for the family will be at Oliver Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, AR.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alzheimer's Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR, 72205.Honorary pallbearers are Dale Halbrook, Mark Johnston, Greg Moix, and Mark Shaw.Roller Funeral Homes are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funerals and visitations to 100 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering our funeral homes.Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/conway
My condolences to your family. I worked in Conway JCP with Ms. Melba, she had a beautiful soul. She taught me so much with her quiet, lovely, demeanor. I always looked forward to visiting with her when I went back in to the store. She will be missed!
Lonnie and families, we are so sorry for the passing of your Mom. She was such a wonderful and kind lady. Loved to shop in Penny’s and I would always look for her, I would see her smile, and knew she was always happy. Would always visit with her, always beaming with pride about all of you, her children, gkids, and she was smiling the whole time. I know she has a beautiful home in Heaven, and you will see her again. You are all in our prayers. I
Lonnie , Teresa, Joshua and Hayley,I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. Much Love,Rhonda Watson
I have fond memories of Melba. When I was a child, we would visit the family in Arkansas. I know saying goodbye is difficult, but the memories will sustain. God Bless and Keep you during this difficult time. Pam
My best friend Growing up in Mt Vernon. I think of her often and the good times we had.
I worked with Melba at JCP's for several years as she was the hardest working lady I ever met. She was a good role model for me. I enjoyed the occasional visit at her house, or for a Mexican lunch. My condolences to her family.
Thoughts are with all of you. She will be missed. Kenneth Anthony & Tina Mankey families
Treasure your wonderful memories of this very special lady. Thoughts and Prayers be with your family.
She will be missed!! She was my sister and a great friend. We could talk about anything!! She was the best. She loved to tell the story about how I got in the isle and danced to the music in a Baptist church when I was around 3 years of age, and she couldn't make me stop. I am so sorry distance made it difficult for frequent visits in person but we did visit on the phone. Our birthdays were close (4 days apart) so that was a big thing for us. Love you, Sis, and I just know you are in a better place with family and friends!!
I met Thelma in San Diego, California. She was a kind and fun person. I have many fond memories of her. She loved her family. She will be missed. I thank God for having her in my life
So sorry to hear of your families loss. Growing up across the street I remember her as very sweet lady. Prayers for the family.
Melba and I worked together at JCP in Conway 30 years ago. She taught me so much and became a good friend. One of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Prayers of comfort to her family and friends.
Dear Lonnie, Teresa and family, Your sweet mother loved you all so much. You have a lifetime of loving memories to hold onto. We pray God will heal your broken hearts and give you peace, that you will feel God's love and His presence until that glorious day you see her again. We loved Melba and will miss her. With love and sympathy, Bruce and Kathi
Ms. Melba helped me through many long days at work. I will think of her often as we had many laughs together. Rest well.
My condolences and prayers for your family. Miss Melba was a sweet lady and a dear friend. She will be missed
Scott & Rickey - We are sending you much love and wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Sorry for your loss; your family is in our prayers.
Sorry for your loss Melba. Was such a sweet person, I. Missed. her. When she retired from J c penny. Rest. In pease Melba
Lonnie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. It was a blessing to have known Melba. We are thinking of you and praying for you during this time. We love each of you, Bill, Maleah and Bethany
Scott and Lonnie: so sorry to here about your mom. Such a wonderful lady-loved her so much! But she is so where she wanted to be! She is with her Mom and seeing my Mom and Dad (drinking coffee)and I’m sure talking about those good ole times in Mt. Vernon! She loved y’all so much! May Gods perfect peace that passes all understanding comfort you during this time!
So sorry for your loss.
Prayers For Scottie, Lonnie and family. Melba was my cousin and she was such a sweet person. I enjoyed our phone visits and short visits when we would see each other. She will be missed by many. She loved her family so much...
Prayers for Melba's family and friends as they endure their loss. Melba was a kind friendly woman and I enjoyed knowing her. Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Ms Melba was like a second mom. My neighbor for many years and visited with her almost daily as she took her walks. She loved her family and was very proud of them. I will dearly miss seeing her daily as she either walked to the mailbox and or pickup the yard. She was a perfectionist in life. We love you Melba
She was my mother’s BEST friend. Prayers for Lonnie and Scott.
Your mother has entered the life triumphant where there are no human limitations! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
To The FamilySo sorry for your loss. I've known Melba almost all my life and my wife has known her since 1970. She was such a kind and sweet person. Always glad to see you and have a great talk with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jon & Jackie Rea
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I will always remember how loving and friendly she was to everyone. I wish you peace and comfort in knowing what a beautiful, blessed life she lived. Sending you love, comfort, and peace.
Scott and Rickey - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We’re so sorry for your loss. Sending our love, K, M & L
It was an honor getting to know and do your moms hair in Ridgemere. You and your family are in my prayers.
Hugs and prayers from Atlanta. Much love.
I know for sure that you have your heavenly wings today. Will never forget you coming by on Sunday morning to get me to go to Sunday School & Church at Mount Vernon Baptist in Mount Vernon,Ark.You will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family.
Our prayers are with your family. May God give you comfort -
So sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you great comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Love,John & Cindy Bryant
Melba was a sweet friend and a special woman...she will be missed deeply. Prayers for comfort and peace for the family.
Melba was a very sweet lady. I always enjoyed seeing her at JC Pennys. Our thoughts and prayers are with your families at this difficult time.
My deepest condolences for your tremendous loss. I will be praying for the family.
Lonnie and Scott, Melba was such a sweet lady. Had lots of laughs with her when she would visit her Momma. May she Rest In Peace. Prayers for the coming days ahead. Melissa Hight
Scotty and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! 🙏🙏
Good times of growing up with all of you next door. Melba was such a sweet soul. She loved you boys so much.
I've known Melba for many years...her mom lived down the street from my family...Melba was always happy to see those she knew...prayers for the family