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Mary Angela Tilford, 71

Mary Angela Tilford, 71, of Maumelle, Arkansas went to be with our Lord on March 10, 2018. She was born August 11, 1946 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Irma and Fred Staley Sr. Mary was full of life and sass, she loved spending time with her family but loved her grandbabies most of all. She also loved the outdoors, gardening, fishing, and her beloved cat Maggie.

Mary is survived by her four daughters; Trudy Smith, Kelly May and husband William, Tracie Johnston, Melanie Shaw and husband Matthew; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; her brother, Fred Staley Jr. and wife Carolyn and a host of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers her family has asked for donations to be made to “The Van”.

Her family will hold a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2pm at Lake Willastein Park in Maumelle. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. 




  • Michelle Reedy Posted March 13, 2018 1:06 PM

    Until we meet again. Thank you for everything you did for me!

  • Helen Snyder Posted March 13, 2018 1:09 PM

    Melanie thoughts and prayers to you and all the family in the loss of your mother-God’s Blessings on all of you at this difficult time-Helen Snyder

  • Tracie Johnston Posted March 13, 2018 3:41 PM

    I love you more than words can say, I will miss you every single day.

  • Nelda Barnard Posted March 13, 2018 3:52 PM

    She will certainly be missed. I never met a kinder soul.

  • Scott and Scarlett Morgan Posted March 13, 2018 4:05 PM

    Melanie, Matthew and Family:

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mel’s Mother. We are praying for all of you during this terribly difficult time. May the memories you all have of Mary bring each of you some measure of comfort and peace during this time. We continue to keep you all in our prayers.

  • Myrna & Tom Shaw Posted March 13, 2018 10:14 PM

    Melanie, sorry about the loss of your mother. Prayers for all your family.

  • Phyllis Inglis Posted March 14, 2018 8:07 AM

    Kelly, so very sorry for the loss of your precious momma. I know all to well the pain that feels your heart & I pray the lord will help you find peace & comfort.
    The obituary mentioned her being full of sass I so remember that. She always made me laugh, she knew how to get a grip on teenagers without causing any melt downs.
    I will continue to pray for you and the family as you face the difficult days ahead, remember to lean on your friends and trust in the Lord! We love you

    • Kelly May Posted March 18, 2018 9:53 AM

      Thank you to everyone for your kind words!

  • Kelly May Posted March 18, 2018 9:52 AM

    Until we meet again Mom you will be missed here ! We Love you

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