of Marianna, AR
February 19, 1964 - September 3, 2022
Tina Karlene Cardwell-Johnson, 58, passed away from this life on September 3, 2022 at her home in Marianna, Arkansas.Tina was born February 19, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the late Tim Cardwell and Wilma Doyle-Cardwell. Tina was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Anthony "Tony" Higdon.Moving to Marianna, AR in 1978, Tina went on to marry husband, Rickey Johnson, on August 14, 1987. After graduating with her nursing license in 1993, Tina spent 20 years as a home health nurse. She then expanded her nursing career by spending several years as a telehealth nurse for UAMS, before completing her nursing career working for the Lee County School District. Naturally gifted with a heart for others, Tina devoted her life to her patients and her family. Known as a mother to many, she never hesitated to take in and care for others at a moment's notice. Tina was incredibly witty, hardworking, caring and will be loved and missed by many. She will be missed most by her immediate family whose lives were most affected by the love she gave. She is survived by her husband, Rickey Johnson of Marianna, AR; 2 sons, Billy Smith, Jr. (Indigo) of Winslow, AR , Brandon Cardwell of Marianna, AR; 6 daughters, Summer Cloninger (Johnathan) of Fort Hood, TX, Shawna Tyner (Skip) of Springdale, AR, Johnna Thomasson (Cole) of Stephenville, TX, Haley Cardwell of Goldsboro, NC, Ayla Cardwell of San Diego, CA and Brianne Burns (Tommy) of Conroe, TX; 21 grandchildren, Megan Smith, Patience Smith, Tristan Smith, Mackenzie Smith, Blane Smith, Colton Smith, Fiona Smith, Cameron Wilkes, Landen Wilkes, Kolleen Wilkes, Kharrington Hatcher, Keegan Hatcher, Garrison Tyner, Parker Tyner, Sawyer Thomasson, Bellamy Thomasson, Alexius Potter, Charlotte Burns, Rylee Fuller, Hannah Ratton, Ethan Ratton; 1 great-grandchild, Ramiro "Rami" Navarro; 3 brothers, Mike Tidwell, Wayne Higdon (Carol), Tim Cardwell; 4 sisters, Letha Henley, Becky Hash, Patricia Bangerter (Bob), Brenda Kemp (Randy) and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be private.
So very sorry for your loss. Tina was like the big sister I never had. I would follow her everywhere she went when I was a kid. Lots of good memories. We love y’all. 🙏🏻❤️
Tina was an asset to the Marianna School district. She was a caring parent who made my job easier..She will truly be missed 💕 My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
So sorry for y’all’s loss. l will keep the family in my prayers. Love,Kelly and Paul Towery
Thinking of you all and will keep you guys in my prayers. Love you all ❤️❤️❤️. Love Kimberly , Brooklyn, Tucker and Areal
Rickey & Family so sorry for your loss Tina was a wonderful cousin, with a heart of gold, she will be missed, Love you and our prayers go out to you and the family. The Thornburg Family in New Mexico
Just thinking of you Ricky my prayers
My condolences to all who loved Tina dearly. Tina and I worked together for years in HomeHealth field of nursing. She was, as described, such a caring and hilariously witty lady. May God comfort all of you during this time.
Praying for you and the family
Uncle Rickey, we are so very sorry for your loss. Praying you feel love and comfort as we lift all of y’all up in our prayers💙🙏🏻
She is gone too soon but her memory will live on. Our deepest sympathy and prayers for peace and comfort.
To Rickey and family my deepest condolences. Tina, Rickey and I were in high-school together and were friends. I have good memories of us in art class together under Mr. Baker. I thought Tina was very talented. She always had a beautiful smile on her face. She will be missed. Fly high angel
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and the family.
Rickey & Family,So sorry for your loss. Tina was special and it was a blessing just to know her. So glad she got to enjoy her beautiful dream home for a while. Thoughts and prayers for you all at this very difficult time.
All of you are in out thoughts and prayers at this time
I am thinking about you and your family, Summer.
You will be missed by many. R.I.P
Fly high angel. Always in my heart ❤
To the family; I am so very sorry to hear of Tina's passing, we were classmates for many years. Please, know we are praying for you. She was the grandmother of 2 of my Great, Great Nephews Cameron, Landen and a Great, Great Niece Killeen Wilkes; which are so precious and I know this is hard on them and Summer as well. GOD is able to give you Peace.