Jo Lee Bearden

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Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel
201 N Pine Street
West Memphis, AR  72301
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
200 N. Missouri
West Memphis, AR  72301
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
10:00 AM
Mississippi County Memorial Garden
2173 US Hwy 61
Osceola, AR  72370

Jo Lee Bearden

of West Memphis, AR

February 24, 1942 - January 21, 2024

Jo Lee Bearden, 81, of West Memphis, passed away on January 21, 2024, in North Richland Hills, TX. She was born in Osceola, AR, on February 24, 1942, the only child of Ed and Olive Williams. She attended Marion High School until her senior year when the family moved to Blytheville, where she graduated. She attended Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis and was a nurse for 40+ years at various hospitals in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas, spending almost 30 years as an OR nurse at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. She was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Grand Organist twice. She was also active as an advisor for the Order of Rainbow for Girls and the Order of Demolay for Boys. She was most active in her church, First Baptist West Memphis, where she was a member of the Adult Choir, the JOY Singers Senior Adult Choir, the Joy Seekers Senior Adult group, serving as President for a number of years. She was also active in the Ladies Ensemble, Handbell Choir and Children's Choirs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, uncle Dwight Anderson and aunts Norma Anderson, Ione Thomas & Winona Stallings. She is survived by her daughters, Sheila (Chris) Patterson of North Richland Hills, TX and Charlotte (Jack) Spurr of Knoxville, TN; her granddaughter, Kendall (Dante) George of Buda, TX and grandson, Keegan Spurr of Knoxville, TN.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, February 7, at First Baptist Church in West Memphis, with burial at Mississippi County Memorial Gardens, in Osceola.

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8 Condolence(s)
Renee Adomyetz Hopper
Smyrna, TN
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Sheila and Charlotte,
My heart and prayers are with you today and the years to come. We grew up as Rainbow sisters and your mom was my Rainbow Mom and I will always cherish those years.

jeanie hale martz
Marion, AR
Saturday, February 3, 2024

I am so sorry for your family and your loss. JoLee was a wonderful person and friend. We had some good times together growing up.

Julia jones
West Memphis, AR
Saturday, February 3, 2024

I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mom. I went to church with her at First Baptist. She had such a beautiful voice! May God comfort you and give you peace.

Gerry Edrington
Hardy, AR
Thursday, February 1, 2024

I'm so sorry for your loss. I went to church with your mom for many years. I always loved it when she would sing solos in church. She is singing with the angels. May God bless and comfort you and your family.

Angela Keathley
Knoxville, TN
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Charlotte, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful lady. Her loss is heavens gain. Her being there makes heaven much sweeter. I love you friend and I am praying for you. Angela

Darlene Moore
Blytheville, AR
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember her from Eastern Star. May God be with you during these hard times. <

Kristi Cornman
Lenoir City, TN
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss. Love, hugs and prayers.

West Memphis, AR
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Charlotte...I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was always so super nice. I remember her being such a great support system to our high school band. Praying for your family during this difficult time.