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Lyn Denise Smith, 77

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Lyn Denise Smith, age 77, of Perryville, passed away on March 1, 2017. She was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on October 4, 1939 and graduated from Eldorado High School in 1957. Prior to her car accident in 1983 she worked as a secretary for a new technology center for Pulaski Vocational School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivy and Emma Louise Johnson.

Lyn lived a Christian life as a devout wife and mother, was kind to others and even after suffering for 34 years following a terrible car accident, she never lost her faith and showed strength that could only come from her faith in God. One could always see her kind spirit through the sparkle that was always in her eyes. She is now sharing it with her heavenly father and family who preceded her.

Lyn is survived by her husband, Bill; son, Steve (Belinda) Yoder of Jacksonville, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Sean and Dustin Yoder of Jacksonville, Arkansas; and two brothers, Jeff Johnson of Perryville, Arkansas, and Phillip Johnson of Crestview, Florida.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 W Main St, Jacksonville, Arkansas. Visitation will be at 6:00 pm.

Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, 501-982-3400. 


  • Mayra lunas Posted March 5, 2017 4:37 PM

    Very y sorry for your lost. She i God bleess and will be in my prayers. We r here for you., we Love you Carol, Luis luna and lids

  • Colleen bennett Posted March 6, 2017 2:42 PM

    I loved this beautiful lady! She was my BFF
    She was beautiful inside and out! Denise helped me feel thankful and we had so much fun talking..I will miss her greatly ! Bill you were a blessing to Denise! Love you lots we are here for you!!

  • Frank & Gretchen Spinelli Posted March 6, 2017 8:28 PM

    Denise was a wonderful and kind friend. She had a truly beautiful soul. She could find brightness when all was dark. We are so sorry for your loss and know you will miss her greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go with you Steve, Bill, and family.

  • Nancy Barnes Posted March 6, 2017 9:22 PM

    My favorite description of Denise is a modern day female Job (of the Bible) Never did I ever hear her gripe and complain about her unfortunate accident. She just kept her eyes on Jesus and praised Him for everything good. John and I feel very blessed to know this dear woman

  • Lisa House Posted March 7, 2017 3:37 PM

    Praying for God to embrace his love, comfort, and peace to all the family during this time of loss and grief.

  • Freda Clay Hinerman Posted March 7, 2017 5:16 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Denise, Emma Lou, and I were roommates in Little Rock in the 60’s ad I regret we lost contact but I enjoyed our time together.

  • Liane & Dave Guthrie Posted March 7, 2017 6:00 PM

    So sorry for your family’s loss. May God comfort you all and help you through this difficult time

  • Janie Garrett Posted March 14, 2017 12:47 PM

    My dear sweet Denny, I will always cherish the memories we shared from early childhood through adulthood. Rest easy among the angels, my friend. I love you, Janie

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