Ellen Edmondson was born October 2, 1940, in Palestine, Ark., the daughter Jewel Dean Good. She died at her home in Forrest City on July 10, 2019. In between those dates, she lived a full, happy, and productive life. Ellen and Don Edmondson married on May 19, 1974. Don survives her, along with two daughters, Sharon Melissa Midgett (Missy) and Jennifer Kay Edmondson, two grandchildren, Dalton Midgett and Morgan Midgett, and one great-grandchild, Maverick Kemp. She is also survived by her sister, Polly Brown, and her brother, Brian Long. She was predeceased by her daughter Vivian Garrett. Ellen was always Ellen and made no pretense otherwise. She was honest, straightforward, spoke her truth plainly, and with conviction. She was utterly devoted to Don and her family through all. She could dress to the nines (and usually did) but would probably rather have been in the flower beds in her yard, where she was gardener extraordinaire. Ellen was a warm and welcoming hostess, a splendid cook, and an unflinching friend. She was thankful for her many blessings and bore her disappointments with grace. She recognized the worth of all people, and readily gave to help others. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Forrest City. Services will be held at Stevens Funeral Home in Forrest City, 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Patient's Choice Hospice, 4200 N. Washington, Suite 2, Forrest City, Ark., or to a charity of the donor's choice. Visit online registry at stevensfuneralhome.net.
Published July 14, 2019