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Gertie Modenia (Dena) Robinson, 74

Gertie Modenia (Dena) Robinson, 74, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 18, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her mother Ethel Priest, step-father VC Priest, sister Inez Howell, nephew Robert Woodruff, daughter Michelle Sloan, and great granddaughter Angel Rose Gash.

She is survived by a sister Doris Jean Jackson, daughter Christine Robinson, son John Robinson, grandchildren Alicia Gash, Allan & Bryttany Sloan, Aaron Sloan, son in law Michael Sloan, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Dena was a compassionate and caring person. She was a nurse for over forty-four years. She never met a stranger. Dena loved life, her family & friends, but more importantly, she loved God and her church. Even before coming ill, a day never went by that was not started with quiet time & prayer.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Woodlawn Baptist Church, Arkadelphia Human Development Center, or First NLR Celebrate Recovery

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Felicia Posted June 23, 2018 6:10 PM

    Ms Dena never met a stranger. Even when she tried to be grumpy she was still the sweetest woman ever, with a heart of gold.
    Ms Dena, you will truly be missed. I remember having conversations with you about heaven. Rest in love my dear Dena, Your Sunshine.

  • Valerie Miles Posted June 24, 2018 2:40 PM

    I met Ms. Dena several years ago when we both lived at the Summit House apartment complex. Dena was a sweet soul; caring and a joy to talk to. She was always looking forward to seeing her son, John when he would come to spend time with her. She spoke highly of her Church and always shared her love of Christ. Rest well dear friend. My condolences to her family and friends.

  • Althea Elaine Mitchell Posted June 25, 2018 4:04 AM

    Ms. Robison was a caring person. She truly her family and friends. I was a caregiver for her son John Robinson. I wold called her Ms. Robinson knowly she wanted me to call her Dena. I would explain to her that was just my upbringing. We would just laugh. Ms. Robinson continue to take your rest. Condolences to the family in times of uncertainties. May God continue to strengthen you all.

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