Jeff Lovelace, Jr. 72, of North Little Rock, was born July 26, 1946 to the late Rev. Jeff Lovelace, Sr. and the late Lessie Sypert Lovelace. He was the second of three children born to this union. He was a member of the football team and a graduate from Jones High School of North Little Rock in 1964. After graduating, he was drafted into the Army, he served in Vietnam. and received several honors. Upon being discharged from the Army, Jeff attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee on a full scholarship. After graduating, Jeff attended Worchester Polytechnic Institute in Worchester, Massachusetts where he received a Master's Degree in engineering. After graduation, he landed a position as an Mathematician engineer with the Gillette Company in Boston, Massachusetts, for over 20 years. He leaves to mourn his passing, sisters: Maxine Lovelace Graves of Conway, Arkansas; Saundra Lovelace Harris and Evelyn Lovelace, both of North Little Rock, a brother, Ron Morrow, of Kansas City, Missouri; a special friend, Sandy Strother, of Boston, Massachusetts; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Graveside service 1 p.m. Friday July 26 at Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery in North Little Rock. Kelly Smith Funeral and Cremation Services (8424 Kanis Road; (501) 612-5607), will be serving the Lovelace families. In lieu of flowers, make donations to listed organizations. For more information, to sign online guest register, send flowers/condolences/photos and to light an "In Loving Memory Of" candle. www.kellysmithfunerals.com.
Published July 21, 2019