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Stella "Ronnie" Higdon

of Jacksonville, AR, 1948 - 2019

Stella "Ronnie" Higdon, 71, passed away December 15, 2019. She was born April 9, 1948 in Ferriday, Louisiana to Denise (Ellis) Letlow and the late Fred Waltman.
Ronnie worked for over 29 years with the Rose Law Firm as a legal assistant. She was a proud member of the "Gridiron" production with Arkansas Bar Association since 1992. Ronnie was an active member of Sylvan Hills Community Church in Sherwood where she was involved in the Mary Martha group. Ronnie was a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother and attended all of their events. She enjoyed dancing in the Bop Club and was a talented seamstress who won many awards for her beautiful clothes. She loved searching for four-leaf clovers and had several in her Bible. Ronnie also enjoyed traveling with her best friend, Freida. Ronnie was loyal and truthful and could keep a secret better than anyone. She had a servant's heart and loved her family more than anything. Ronnie was an absolutely, remarkable, shining example of a human being.
Preceding Ronnie in death are her father, Fred Waltman and her brother, Fred Waltman Jr. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son, Creg Higdon (Tana) of Monroe, Louisiana; daughter, Dawn Bailey (Brad) of Benton, Arkansas; four bonus children: TiaJuana Thompson, Tammy Higdon, Cody Higdon, and Joe Higdon and their families; grandchildren: Kelsi White (Mark), Kendyl Hammons (Caleb), Molly Higdon, Lauren Bolding (Hayden), Brooke Mobley (Joey), Abby Bailey, Chase Bailey, and Cody Bailey; great-grandchildren: Auldyn White, Joshua Hammons, Jonah Hammons, Hannah Hammons, Stella Bolding, Charlotte Bolding, and Colt Mobley; mother, Denise Letlow; two sisters: Judy Falkoff and Cynthia Kelly; dearest friend, Freida White; and many family members and friends who love Ronnie and will miss her always.
Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m., Thursday, December 19, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas. Funeral service, officiated by Bro. Tim McMinn, will follow at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Sylvan Hills Community Church Crisis Corner. Services by Smith-Benton Funeral Home.

Published December 18, 2019

Smith-Benton Funeral Home
322 N. Market St., Benton, AR
Phone: 501-778-7100