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Mary Janelle Oakley,85

Mary Janelle Oakley, age 85, of Jacksonville, Arkansas entered her heavenly home on March 21, 2018.  She was born in Floyd, Arkansas to the late Omie and Aline Taylor on October 15, 1932. She was a member of the Jacksonville Assembly of God, Jacksonville, Arkansas. She loved being outside, walking, loved going to flea markets and collecting flowers.  She was known to those who loved her most as “Momma” and “Mamaw”.

She is preceded in death by her husband Norman Oakley, one daughter Sherry Kelly and two sons Marshall Oakley and Donald Oakley; two brothers Donnie Taylor and Glenn Taylor.

Mary leaves behind her daughter Marilyn Siegrist (Rickey); granddaughter Christy Miller; three great-grandchildren Jordan, Austin and Cortlyn; three great-great-grandchildren Kenzlee, Jayden and Jayda. 

A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 3:00 -5:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

A funeral will be Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Jacksonville Assembly of God, 221 N. Elm Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. Interment will be at Blasingame Cemetery, Oak Church Road, El Paso, Arkansas.

Her family would like to thank Arkansas Hospice for their care and support.  Memorials can be made to Arkansas Hospice Foundation, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116.


  • Randy and DeAnn White Posted March 23, 2018 9:33 AM

    Loved our Aunt Mary! She is at peace with no pain now, what memories she left behind for her family.

  • Debbie Terry Posted March 23, 2018 12:15 PM

    What a wonderful woman she was. Totally dedicated to her family. She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time and with Aunt Jean Kirkland her surviving sister

  • Rev. Terry & Rhonda Morgan Posted March 23, 2018 6:08 PM

    Marilyn so sorry to hear about Mary’s passing but we know she is rejoicing with our Lord. She was so precious and will be greatly missed. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Connie Martin Posted March 23, 2018 11:12 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss prayers are with you and your family

  • Jessica Kirkland Posted March 24, 2018 4:51 PM

    Family is in my prayers

  • Clayton and Tina Delong Posted March 25, 2018 2:42 PM

    we’ve known Mary for years loved seeing her in Church. Mary will greatly be missed in our Church.

  • Velma Bare Posted March 25, 2018 3:44 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Praying. It’s not goodbye just so long for a while.

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