of Harrison, AR
April 7, 1934 - September 6, 2023
Nelda Jean "Mamaw" Forehand Flowers, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. She was born on April 7, 1934 in Gunter, Texas to Opal (Achimon) and Gabe Forehand. When she was little, Nelda loved sneaking into her neighbor's field to ride their horse bareback. She traveled the world with her husband of 51 years, Charles Edward Flowers while he was serving in the Air Force. She raised 6 beautiful children, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She had a passion for caring for the elderly. She served as a volunteer Ombudsman for the Northwest Arkansas area council on aging. She loved all things flowers, reading, and tending her gardens. She had an avid love of shopping and spending time with her family. She loved music, her church, and above all, her family.Jean "Mamaw" was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie "Papaw" Flowers; her daughter, Rosemary Lynn Flowers and her grandson, Stephen Dale Flowers.She is survived by her sister, Jerrie Nell Forehand of Harrison, Arkansas; her brother, Billy Joe Forehand and wife, Celia of Harrison, Arkansas; her children, Edward Dale Flowers and wife, Dana of Alpena, Arkansas, Ronda Gail Whorton and husband, James of Monroe, Louisiana, Judy Kay Edwards and husband, Mark of Harrison, Arkansas, Lisa Karen Durbin and husband, Kerry of West Monroe, Louisiana and Lori Carol West and husband, Coley of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; her joys in life, her grandchildren, Jaime Updagraff, Brandon Edwards, Holly Rachal, Sarah Edwards, Krystal Davis, T John Robinson, Mitchell Robinson, Lara Wood, Kacey Durbin and her many great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She loved her family with her whole heart.Visitation was on Friday, September 8, 2023 at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home.Services were Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Roller Christeson Funeral Home.The interment was at Maplewood Cemetery.
We are so sorry to hear of Jeans passing She went to church at Ridgeway with our parents Henry and Ina Eames she and Mother were very good friends until Mothers passing, in 2017. you have our deepest sympathy.Steve Eames and Maxine Rogers
JudyYou and I talked about our mamas so much that I felt like I knew her. I watched the video you prepared of her amazing life adventures and the things she loved dearly. I have many tears for you and your family. What a blessing to know that she is now having an amazing time with our LORD and Saviour, spending eternity with her loved ones that were there to welcome her and enjoying the beauty of Heaven! No more pain or suffering! Take care of yourself my friend, we will talk again soon! Our family will be praying for your family for the days ahead will be sad and difficult but God will give you the peace, comfort and strength to overcome. You have many happy times to remember and lots of pictures to prove it!
So sorry to hear of her passing. We enjoyed time together in the Ombudsman program. Visited with her at Hillcrest where she seemed happy. She loved her family dearly and her church family at Ridgeway church of Christ. May God give comfort to family.