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Melody Powell, 59

Melody Powell, 59 of Jacksonville, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  She was born in April 16, 1959 in Elkin, West Virginia to the late Richard Collect and Juanita Moore.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Wayne Powell, three daughters; Becky Brand (Kevin), Dina Green (Randy), Stephanie Dusch (Donald); a step-son, Daniel Martin; twelve grandchildren, Sarah, Austin, Ash Lee, Derin, Cierra, Hunter, Bryan, Matthew, Nevaeh, Katelynn, Truman, Emily; one great grand baby on the way; two brothers, Dennis Collect (Phyllis), Doug Collect (Jo), one sister Denise Maxson (Mike) and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Melody was a loving wife, an amazing mother, grandmother and sister.  She enjoyed playing bingo and going to the Casino but was the happiest just being around her family.

The family ask in lieu of flowers donations be made directly to the funeral home to help with her services.

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


  • Ava Collett Posted April 30, 2018 6:59 PM

    You will be greatly missed Melody, and forever in my heart.

  • anna powell Posted April 30, 2018 10:42 PM

    Loved Melody, She was like a Butterfly passing by, Leaving a Smile as she went by….

  • Rev. Terry & Rhonda Morgan Posted May 1, 2018 9:02 AM

    Uncle Wayne I am so sorry. Please know Terry and I are holding you and your family up in our prayers. We love you if we can do anything to help you during this difficult time please let us know.

  • Vikki Hardwick Posted May 1, 2018 9:34 AM

    Prayers for you and your family.

  • Shana M Becker Posted May 1, 2018 11:20 AM

    You will forever be in our hearts Melody….prayers for you cousin Wayne and your family

  • Steve & Wonice Nease Posted May 2, 2018 7:29 PM

    Wayne, and family you are in our thought and prayers

  • Michelle Casey Posted May 4, 2018 12:38 AM

    Melody will be greatly missed. She was the one who taught me that if you throw spaghetti on the wall and it sticks then it’s done. I love all of you and miss you greatly.

  • Edith johnson Posted May 9, 2018 7:35 PM

    You were a sweet lady. You were always a polite sweet lazy. You will be missed. Rip

  • STEPHANIE DUSCH Posted May 28, 2018 10:29 AM

    Miss you mom main thing i miss just hearing you calling me telling me whats wrong with you the days will never be the same.RIP MOM

  • Dina Green/ Powell Posted June 28, 2022 2:02 AM

    R.I.P. momma, I love n miss u sooo much n yes I’m just now getting to respond on this bc I was never told this even exsited . I miss everything about you n even though we faught alot, I would not have asked for a better mother. And u’re right my mother’s smile was just like seeing a butterfly pass by. She was always happy for most of the time however she loved yelling at us when we did wrong. Just to hear her voice again I would stand there w a smile n a hug n kiss to hear her yell out to us. I will never forget u no matter what.

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