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Mearl Jackson Forte
December 3, 1928  -  November 7, 2018

 

Mearl Jackson Forte, age 89, of Helena, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in Helena. Mrs. Forte was born December 3, 1928 in Blackton, Arkansas to the late Albert and Etta (Hastings) Jackson. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Helena, where she also worked until she retired. Mrs. Forte also served as a member of St. Mary's Alter Society and St. Ann's Circle.
She is survived by a son, Victor Forte, Jr. (Mildred) of Atoka, Tennessee; two daughters, Karen Davidson (Mike) of Helena and Kathryn ''Kacky'' Leslie (Mark) of Hot Springs Village; six grandchildren, Roland Davidson, Elizabeth Farris, Eric Leslie, Jason Forte, Jonathan Forte and Laura Burch; twelve great-grandchildren, Gianna, Ava, Mia, Leo, Carina, Elisa, Emma, Jackson, Graham, Christopher, Sophia and Ryker; and many friends.
Mrs. Forte was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Victor Forte, Sr.; and one brother, Lelburn ''Buddy'' Jackson.
A service for Mearl Forte will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Helena. Rosary service will be Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Helena.
Pallbearers are Roland Davidson, Eric Leslie, Jason Forte, Jonathan Forte, Jackson Forte, Leo Forte and Christopher Leslie.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.


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