of Harrison, AR
January 8, 1943 - October 6, 2020
Bobbie Jean Richart, age 77, of Harrison, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The daughter of Wylie Simpson and Erma Alice (Clayborn) Williams, she was born on January 8, 1943, at Deer, Arkansas.Bobbie was a member of The Miracle Lighthouse Church. She met and married the love of her life on June 9, 1979. Bobbie loved spending time with family. Her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She enjoyed cooking, reading her Bible, going to church and gospel concerts, and was a member of both the Ozarks Regional Mustang Club and Mustang Club of America. Bobbie worked for Montgomery Ward until the store closed, then went on to work at JC Penney for 25 years before concluding her career at Silver Dollar City.Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gary Richart; her brothers, Bill and James Williams; and her sisters, Ruby Berntson, Thelma Mears, Shirley Palermo, and Opal Hull.Bobbie is survived by her daughters, Ronda Whitehead of Harrison, Marla Earwood of Harrison, and Kristie Billups and her husband Donnie of Harrison; her grandchildren, Devona Dickey, Brent Carlton, Phoebe Whitehead, Luke Whitehead, Austin Earwood, Evan Earwood, Shandon Hill, and Amanda DePriest; her great-grandchildren, Desiree Sinor, Kyla Dickey, Dustin Carlton, Devin Carlton, Autumn DePriest, and Jasper DePriest; her great-great-grandchildren, Kaleb Sinor, Payton Sinor, Cody Sinor, Cayden Carlton, Gage Carlton, Gavin Carlton, Brylie Carlton, Ashlynn Carlton, and Zoe Tines; and her brother-in-law, Bill Hull.Services were Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home, with Brother Arvin Adams officiating.Visitation was from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Friday, October 9, 2020.Interment was at Maplewood Cemetery.Pallbearers were Shandon Hill, Evan Earwood, Gregg Dickey, Kasie Sinor, Nick DePriest, and Clayton Shatswell.Honorary Pallbearers were Bobbie's Miracle Lighthouse Church family, Kaleb Sinor, Amanda DePriest, Devona Dickey, Kyla Dickey, Desiree Sinor, Austin Earwood, Terry Estes, Harold Smith, Donnie Billups, and Troy, Michelle, and Erica Crist.Roller-Christeson Funeral Home is complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.
Bobbie Jean was a cousin of mine, it is sad that she is gone she will be missed so much!
I have known Bobbie for a long time. She was always so friendly, always greeted you with a big smile--a wonderful Christian lady.
Bobbie was a very sweet lady. Prayers for the family.
I’m grateful I got to meet Bobbie. She was a beautiful person. My heart and prayers go out to her family. Marla, Ronda And all her family, hold tight to your precious memories
Sis Bobbie was truly like a Sister to Carolyn and I. We will miss her and her pure happiness of life she freely gave to everyone. Knowing she is with our Lord and Savior is a comfort and we pray that all of the family reaches out to grasp that comfort. We love you all. Carolyn and Mark Colbert
So sorry for your loss,she was a wonderful and loving Lady, will be missed by so many.prayers for comfort during this difficult time.🙏❤️
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
We are so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️
To the family of bobbie,she was a true real christain,always smiling and so kind,heaven gained a truly beautiful soul,if anyone I thought would make it she would! I went to church with her,she once gave me a little money when pastor took up an offering to help me with food,she walked up and put something in my hand.im so sory for your loss may god bless you all I'm sure she loved you very much! God speed
Dear Family,I was very sad to hear of Bobbie's passing. I was pulling for her to get through this. I'm so grateful that I was able to come to Arkansas and be with her a couple of times. She was so much fun and I know that she will leave an empty place in the hearts of all of you who loved her.Love to you all.
I am so sorry for your loss! I have known Bobbie since I was a teenager, she was always so friendly . And had a sweet smile. She sure will be missed.
I am so sorry. I will miss her smile, her good nature and friendship no matter where I saw her. She was truly a child of God and a great example for everyone. My earliest memory of Bobbie was of her and my mom and Jane Hull quilting in our living room while we played under the quilting frames listening to the adults talk. She was pregnant with Ronda at the time. Sending prayers for the loving arms of God around her loved ones at this time.
I am so so sorry. She was so sweet and kind to me and our entire family. I’m so thankful that we have the hope through Christ to see her again some day! Prayers for all the family!
I am so sorry to hear of Bobbie’s passing. Was always a pleasure to see and talk to her! I’m so sorry Marla for your loss! Heaven will be sweeter!
Marla and family, we are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.?
I saw her after she had been to Stanley Villines funeral. They had a song playing he had recorded and they had played it at his funeral. I’ll be waiting at the river for you. She said he had better be waiting for me. We followed him all over the country. And I bet he was. And he didn’t have to wait long for her and Gary. She will be missed but she’s in a better place and we will meet her soon
So sorry for your loss! I always enjoyed being around Bobbi and Gary both -- I will miss them! Our hearts and prayers go out to the family during this very trying season! Be Blessed in Jesus Name!
She will be missed by all!!Prayers For her children she loved Dearly. I think back of all the good times Bobbie and I had growing up.
Sad to hear about Bobbie passing .She was a bright light in this dark world .She will be missed. love you all and will be praying for you all during this time
I have been friends with Bobbie Jean since 6th grade. She never failed to have a wonderful smile every time I saw her. I will miss her greatly.
I’m so sorry to hear this. I went to school with Bobby at Deer. She was always positive and friendly and made people feel good just to be around her. I know you will all miss her.
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Sweet lady whom we will miss very much, her presence at church which. She loved very much . Praying for strength for family . love you all. Billy and Brenda Rogers
A wonderful lady. A great example of servitude to God. A loving wife, mom, and grandmother. I am proud to have known you and your family. I’ll be praying for the Holy Spirit to hold your family in the safe, warm hollow of his hand and comfort them as only he can. All my live and respect. I’ll see you again some day. Troy.
I truly loved her. She was a God send to me for many years.
Our hearts are broken to hear Bobbie Jean’s passing she was always the SMILE that brightened the day, and always made sure everyone was included. No matter where we were headed when it was cruise time she was headed to the car. I know they’ll be looking down on us but our Cruises will never be the same without her and Gary. Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort. We love u
So sorry to hear this. My prayers are with my sisters during this hard time. I love you all.
SHE WAS A GREAT aUNT AND PERSON SHE WILL BE VERY MISSED.
I will miss you Aunt Bobbie.Love and prayers.
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS - YOUR MOTHER WAS SUCH A SWEET PERSON. WE ARE THINKING AND PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
SO SAD TO HEAR THIS. I KNEW BOBBIE WHEN SHE WORKED AT J C PENNEY. SUCH A KIND SWEET LADY!! GOD BLESS & GIVE YOU COMFORT. DEBBIE VILLINES