Reverend Jessie “Jay” Blevins, 86, of Maumelle, Arkansas, went home to be with the LORD on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Hunterville, Missouri, on January 10, 1931, to Jessie Wilburn Blevins and Freida Irene Blevins. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Helen Jeanette Blevins, his brother-in-law, Seral LaRue Embrey, and two nephews, Scott David Embrey and Jonathan Lee Embrey.
Jay is survived by three children, Michael Jay Blevins (Kathy) of Fort Smith, Arkansas, William Bruce Blevins (Diann) of Alexander, Arkansas, and Joni Lynn Blevins Terry (Giff) of Maumelle, Arkansas, six grandchildren, Christopher Neil Blevins (Melissa) of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Sarah Beth Dungy (Louis) of Plano, Texas, Anthony Bruce Blevins (Amanda) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Patrick Ryan Terry (Sarah Cooke) of Conway, Arkansas, Michael Shea Terry (Gina) of North Little Rock, Arkansas, and Elizabeth Wetherington of Alexander, Arkansas, ten great-grandchildren, sister, Wilda Embrey, of Stockton, California, nephew, Mitchell LaRue Embrey, of Canyon Lake, Texas, and niece, Becky Ortega (Matt) of Stockton, California, many loving friends and his faithful companion, Max.
Jay was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Reverend Jay Blevins pastored Life Unlimited Christian Fellowship for 37 years until his retirement in 2008. He was a faithful member of the World Ministry Fellowship, he taught many years at Agape School of World Evangelism and ministered all over the world with his beloved wife, Jeanette, for 43 years.
He enjoyed traveling, camping, canoeing, reading the Bible, and spending time with his family, friends and his church. He was truly a blessing to his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13th, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211, (501) 224-8300. Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Agape Church, 701 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211, with Reverend Happy Caldwell of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Reverend David Bentley of Little Rock, Arkansas officiating. Graveside service immediately following at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle, Arkansas with Reverend Tracey Harris of Texarkana, Arkansas officiating.