of Harrison, AR
August 24, 1944 - August 16, 2022
On August 16, 2022, Linda Elizabeth (Rainbolt) Kelley, at the age of 77, transitioned from this life and took the hand of Jesus as He welcomed her home. Linda was born August 24, 1944, to Daymon and Ona Wells Rainbolt in Snowball, Arkansas. She married the love of her life, Allen Kelley, on August 30, 1962. They spent 60 of the best years of their lives together.She loved being Nana and she proudly held that title. She loved the front porch sitting where the coffee was hot, the conversation was good and the breeze was always blowing. Her grand-dogs even liked visiting her front porch because they went home with a cookie. From morning till dark, you could see her front porch sitting. Linda loved her fish pond. She was an avid reader and loved to play mini golf. If you knew Linda, you know she always wore a smile and you knew love. She was giving and loved her family fiercely, and more than life. She had an unshakeable faith in God and her legacy lives on through her children and the many lives she touched. Linda leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Allen of the home; three children, James (Holly) Kelley of Harrison, Gina (Mike) Massardo of Poteau, Oklahoma and Beth (Harlan) Miller of Harrison; ten grandchildren, Jeff Massardo, Kelly (Adam) Socia, David (Samantha) Kelley, Tyler (Kayla) Rogers, Carissa (Evan) Stalnaker, Katie (Luke) Allen, Kamri Rogers, Brady (Shyanne) Miller, Caleb Miller, and Brittany Kelley. Five great-grandchildren, Beckham and Liam Socia, Boone and Sammie Jo Kelley, and Remington Allen, and a host of family and friends that loved her.She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Everett and Bryan Rainbolt, and her nephew, Chris Rainbolt.Visitation was Thursday, August 18, 2022, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home. The funeral service was Friday at Oregon Flat Baptist Church with Frank Hillis officiating. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brady Miller, Caleb Miller, Tyler Rogers, Evan Stalnaker, Shawn Miller, and Josh Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Don and Terry DeWitt and the staff of Hospice of the Hills.
Beth and Family, My sincere condolences. Losing a parent is so hard. Remember all the good times!! I will be praying for you all.
So sorry about your loss. I know Godâ€™s timing is not ours. God will walk the family through this time in your life. Just hold to his promise. God bless you all.Barbara leachman
James, Holly and family - In reading your mother's story it is obvious that she was a very loving and kind mother, Nana and friend. May you find God's peace and strength as you go through this difficult time. You are all in our prayers. Bill & Tina
We are so sorry for the familyâ€™s lose. We grew to love her when we were neighbors years ago. May-our loving God wrap all of you in his arms and comforts your hearts until you meet her again.. God Bless all of you
My thoughts are with you tonight and the days ahead, when I think of Linda I see her beautiful smile and how she always made me happier anytime I saw her , even when she was so sick and we would text she never complained and assured me that she was making it okay , your Mom was so proud of you kids and grandkids and always expressed more concern for Allenâ€™s health issues than she did her own, so love each other more tonight and take care of your Daddy would be the best way to honor your Mom and the life she lived , she completed Godâ€™s earth plan for her and is enjoying her rewards for that now ! I loved her and thankful or paths crossed in life ,may God hold you very close as you live without her here with you !
I was so sorry to see this. I havenâ€™t seen her in such a long time, but of course, have known her many many years. Sending prayers for comfort in the dats ahead.
We are some of the host of friends that dearly loved her and will miss her fiercely. What an honor and blessing to call her sister and friend. So many good memoriesâ€¦her fried okra, sitting on that porch, much laughter, singing and praising God together. No more dirt roads and pavement for her - only streets of gold! Much love & prayers to her very special family.
So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.
We are so sorry and praying for the family. May God comfort and send peace during this time.
We are sorry to learn abt Lindaâ€™s passing but glad to know we will meet her again in Heaven one day. She will be missed in your earthly lives for sure but waiting for you there. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences go out to you, Allen, and family. I used to look forward to running into you and Linda at Western Sizzlin every week, and had wondered why I hadn't seen you out there in eons. Linda will be dearly missed. May God be with you, and your family in this heartbreaking time of your lives. God be with all of you !
Allen and family, I am so sorry to hear about Linda passing. I have many good memories of her, in our younger days.She truly did love her family and her Lord. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.Love