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MaKenlee LeeAnn Faith Clingan


MaKenlee LeeAnn Faith Clingan of Jacksonville, passed away in her parent’s arms on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She was born on Monday, January 23, 2017, to her parents Melynda Sue Cater and Joshua David Clingan.

Before she went to her heavenly home, MaKenlee experienced holding hands with her mommy and daddy, and enjoyed hugs and kisses from her family.

MaKenlee is deeply loved by her mommy and daddy, big brother L.J. and big sister, McKenzie Clingan, her maternal grandpa, Robert Cater; her maternal grandmother, Melody Smith, grandma Debbie Christian; paternal grandpa, Timothy Powers; paternal grandmother, Lucille Wise and many aunts and uncles, her cousins and many others.

MaKenlee will always remain her parents’ precious baby.

MaKenlee is preceded in death by her grandfather, Clinton Lockwood Sr. and her great-grandmother Opal Myers.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM at A Natural State Funeral Service chapel in Jacksonville. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service on Saturday at Serenity Garden Cemetery in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

The family ask that any donations be made directly to the funeral home to help cover the cost of services.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.



  • Linda myers conditt Posted March 23, 2017 6:08 PM

    My heart cries with you in your loss.she was such a great gift from god,and now..god needed her back..may God help you through your grief and help you to ease the pain.nothing can remove the loss from your mind or body..but may he help you with understanding why…

  • Aunt Manda Posted March 23, 2017 7:18 PM

    Wishing I could have held you just once , been able to see your sweet face or to have you seen you smile my heart would be full… my sweet precious niece I love you so very much & will forever miss you…

  • cecilia reynolds Posted March 23, 2017 8:29 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss

  • Stacy Frazier Posted March 23, 2017 10:11 PM

    R.I.P. Your U.Kevin will take good care of as so did your mommy and daddy. You will be missed and always loved

  • Theresa Washburn Posted March 24, 2017 2:12 PM

    Sorry for your loss.sending prayers for you may god watch over your angel until you meet again

  • Stacey lingo Posted March 24, 2017 3:46 PM

    So sorry to hear about your loss. May God be with you all during these difficult time. With Stacey Lingo

  • Stacey lingo Posted March 24, 2017 3:48 PM

    So sorry to hear this sad news. May god be with you all during the difficult time. With love stacey

  • Nina Graham Posted March 24, 2017 9:17 PM

    You and your family will always be in my prayers

  • AE Posted March 29, 2017 5:55 PM

    I am so sorry to read about the loss of your precious MaKenlee . It is always difficult to lose a loved one, but it is especially tragic to lose them so early in life. Please take comfort in knowing that death is only a temporary part of life. (John 5:28,29) Although your time with sweet MaKenlee was cut short, you can have the hope of being reunited with her forever, under perfect circumstances. (Revelation 21:4) In the meantime, even though the pain may at times seem insurmountable, rest assured that God will give you the strength necessary to endure. (Psalm 94:17-19) For more on this topic, type the following URLs into your browser to read or listen to the Bible’s answer to the question “Can the Dead Really Live Again?”: and Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences.

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