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Bennie Jean Phillips Smart Ungerman

of Little Rock, AR, 1926 - 2019

On the morning of Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Bennie Jean Phillips Smart Ungerman of Little Rock, Ark., died at the age of 93. Bennie Jean was born to Homer and Isla Philips in 1926, in Willow, Ark. Twice widowed, she is preceded in death by Richard A. Smart Sr., whom she had two children with; James A. Ungerman; her parents; seven brothers and sisters; one grandchild and three nieces. She is survived by two sons, Richard A. Smart Jr. and Benjamin H. Smart; sister, Mardell Good; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and 11 nieces and nephews.
Bennie Jean made many beautiful quilts for family members over the years. She enjoyed gardening, decorating, and green grass. She was close to her family and they to her. She was known to friends and family as a happy person and loved by all. Bennie Jean loved her family and they loved her greatly. She was known for her large family dinners.
A public memorial service will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Highland Valley United Methodist Church, 15524 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Ark., 72211. To sign the online guest book, please visit

Published September 18, 2019

Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-224-8300