of Locust Grove, AR
April 18, 1947 - April 10, 2021
Shirley Raye Arnold, 73, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at her home on April 10, 2021 while in the presence of her loved ones.Shirley was born April 18, 1947 in Vanndale, Arkansas to Jesse and Amy (Ballard) Bennett.Shirley was a devoted mother and grandmother who worked really hard all her life but she enjoyed working in the yard amongst her flowers and just being outside. She had a huge heart and took care of everyone. Shirley had that special ability to connect with people and touch their lives in a meaningful way with her generous and loving heart, so much that people called her "Momma Shirley". Her smile and laughter were infectious and she cared deeply for her friends and family. She fought and won many health battles over the past eight years, but it was finally time to rest and go home to the Lord.Shirley is survived by her husband, Dan Reynolds; one daughter, Jo (Derrick) Spinks; two step-daughters, Samijo (Bobby) Simmons, and Sheila Reynolds; one brother, Mack (Lynn) Bennett; two sisters, Florine Bennett, and Jean Sledge; five grandchildren, Bobbi Arnold, Shalee Kelley, Shanna Smith, Stasha Simmons, and Stephen Musser; and four great-grandchildren, Kayden, Emma, Lee, and Sophia. She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Bobby Joe Arnold; son, Robert Arnold; along with numerous brothers and sisters.Pallbearers are Bobby Simmons, Darren Spinks, Kevin Smith, Kobe Conklin, and Kyle Conklin. Honorary pallbearer is Mack Bennett.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 2pm at the Oak Grove Church with Darvin Carlton officiating. Burial will follow at Phillips Cemetery in Wolf Bayou.Visitations will be held Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I always enjoyed visiting with your Mom , when she shopped in SEARS.
Jo, our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this grieving time. We wish you the best. David, Thais, Henry and Andrew. (Your friends from Florida)
Sorry for your loss. She will be missed.Love you all and god bless.
Jo and Family,We are so sorry about your mother. She was such a sweet lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers.In Christ,Mark & Laura Morris and Marley Anderson
With heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your beautiful mother. Thoughts and continued prayers in the days ahead.
Sending love and prayers to you my dear sweet friend. ❤️❤️
I am truly sorry. Shirley will be missed so bad. She had a way of making me feel she was proud to include me in everything. Loved her!
May God surround you with strength and peace. I am so sorry for your loss.
Jo, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Thoughts and prayers! I know she will be missed
So sorry Mary Jo you are deffinately in our prayers .
Jo what beautiful lady she was you look just like your mom. Please know I’m thinking about you. Your in my prayers sister as you go down this hard path .Live You Lisa
Aunt Shirley was loved by many and will be missed by all. Always smiling. Love you Elaine
In our thoughts and prayers,Phyllis, Alan, Paige, & Andrew Vickery