OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
306 South Main Street, P.O. Box 2189, Benton, AR
Janet Lou Aldridge
Published: December 30, 2012
Janet Lou Aldridge, age 79, of Paron, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. She was born Dec. 1, 1933 to the late Betrum and Margaret Lindsay in Rock Falls, Ill. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Alexander and retired from Farm Bureau. She loved music, loved to sing, and loved sewing. In addition to playing the piano, Janet taught many Sunday school classes throughout the different churches that her and her husband, Bro. Lester Aldridge pastored. She became a "foster" grandmother and aunt to many who had not been shown unconditional love and was given the gift of exceptional phone ministry to those that Mrs. Janet knew out-of-state. Janet loved her family, her friends, and the Lord very deeply.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bert, Marvin, and George Lindsay, and one sister, Renie Woodyatt.
Survivors include her wonderful companion of 63 years, Bro. Lester Aldridge of the home; two daughters, Chris Wayland and husband, Larry and Shirley Hitchcock and husband, Virgil, all of Bryant; three sons, Lester Daniel Aldridge and wife, Diane of Paron, Ted Aldridge and wife, Connie of Bryant, and Paul Aldridge and wife, April of North Little Rock; 13 grandchildren, Robyn Manees, David McCombs, Kelly Mangrum, Chad Aldridge, Daniel Aldridge, Anthony Aldridge, Lindsay Margaret Aldridge, Jory Aldridge, Jace Aldridge, Josh Aldridge, Xavier Aldridge, Lexi Aldridge, and Alivia Aldridge; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Maxine Knapp and husband, Robert of Rock Falls; two brothers, Walter Lindsay and wife Janet and David Lindsay all of Rock Falls; numerous nieces and nephews; her best friend, Reba Hillenburg; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at New Life Baptist Church in Alexander with Bro. Sid Samples officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Hutchinson, Allen Manees, Paul Aldridge, David McCombs, Isaac McCombs, and Jonthan Austin. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047).
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