Shirley Faye Rascoe, 77, of Ward went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 17, 2016. She was born on September 17, 1938 to Albert Lafayette Crump and Lettie Manning in Lonoke, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Marie Dovers, Vivian Stafford, Homer Crump, Louis Crump, Alton Crump, Velma Heiskel.
Shirley was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother. She was an ordained minister for over 40 years for the Pentecostal Church of God. She loved her family and the Lord.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Paul Wayne Rascoe; children, Don Rascoe (Pam) of Sherwood, Cathy Smith (Randy) of Texarkana, Arkansas; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Ruthie Dudley, and Effie Moody.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Trinity Pentecostal Church of God, 6310 Mabelvale Pike, Little Rock, Arkansas 72209. Funeral services will commence at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Apple Hill Cemetery in Ward. Bishop James Baker and Rev. Don Shipley officiating.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street Jacksonville, AR 72076 501-982-3400.
For almost 40 years you were always a very special part of my life.I will truly miss all those sweet text messages I would get from you and the sweet little notes you would write to me when you were no longer able to talk Words cannot express the love I felt from you and the love I give too you. I miss you already, but have peace in knowing that you are in the arms of Jesus. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and loved ones. One happy day we will meet again!!!
We love this family very much, and have always loved sis. Rascoe, enjoyed her ministry, She is having the time of her life thru out all eternity. Jesus is the sweetest name I know!!!
Our loss is heaven’s gain. What a time she is having. We have great memories of the Rascoe family. Your in our prayers.
Such a great lady. Our earthly lose is heavens gain.
Sister Rascoe was one amazing woman. From the very moment I met her, it felt as though her soul was hugging mine. She was so sweet and always had a smile on her face. I truly admired this woman. What a glorious thing it must be for her to be in the arms of Jesus now. Although we must continue on without her, she will ever more be a part of my heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family through this time. Soon and very soon we will be together again
James & I were sadden to hear the death of our Sister in the Lord ,and former Pastor Shirley Rascoe.They dedcated two of our children,proform two of our children weddings.we have so many fond memories of this Pastor & her family.they will always mean so much to us. our love & prayers to husband Paul -Donald-Cathy. and their families.
James B.& Ann Jones
We love & appreciated all she did to show us the way. Love & prayers.
Aunt Shirley was always inspirational and positive. She was an amazing godly woman and the world is a better place because she passed through it. But now she is celebrating in the loving arms of our Lord. Thank you for your example and witness. You will be missed!
We love this family and have always enjoyed seeing and visiting at Campmeetings over the years – Sis Rascoe has been such a blessing. I know she is rejoicing right now and we will see her soon! Love and prayers to all the family left here but glad we have a hope to see this sister again.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” My prayers are with the family, What a great rewards she will received. In the Presence of Jesus!!!!
I loved her dearly…she was my spiritual mother we will meet again!!
Cathy and, family My heart felt sympathy to you. Praying peace,comfort and strength to all.
A precious lady indeed! May God comfort all the family members. Our love & prayers!
I really loved my Aunt Shirley she was a wonderful person and a good listener and she always has a way to make you feel better in bad times because she had the lord in her heart.And now she is with the mighty Lord Jesus Christ and looking down at us and keeping us out of harms way.Im gonna miss you aunt Shirley.Love You,Your nephew David.
So sorry for your loss Mrs Rasco was a very careing,person loved Jesus with her whole heart couldn’t hardly beliieve it may God give peace to all the family & friends Loved her much
We have lost a very dear friend and, an amazing woman of God but, we know she is in Heaven and suffers no more pain. She was a woman like no other; Always had that sweet smile and a word of encouragement; When she could no longer speak, she wrote us notes and gave us the thumbs up; She loved the Lord with all that was within her and gave of herself always. I loved her dearly and she lives on in my heart.
I am sorry to hear of Sis. Roscoes passing. I pray for peace and comfort during this time and the days that lie ahead.
Our loss, heavens gain. We shall never forget that wonderful smile she always had when we would see her at the youth rallies. Much love and prayers to you all.
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