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JUDIE MARIE STENDER, 75, of Cabot, passed into the embrace of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the morning of December 6, 2018.  She was born on August 19, 1943.

She was preceded by her husband of 50 years, Bobby Joe Stender, her parents, Robert Crownrich & Lovie Crownrich, three sisters, Pat Humphrey, Beaumont, TX., Barbra Smith, North Little Rock, AR, Joyce Carr, Edmond, OK.,

Judie is survived by three children, Angela Jo Sampels (Stuart), of Colorado, Marcus Joe Stender (Kerith), Colorado, and Marcie Jo Duncan (Jeffery), Cabot, AR.  She is also survived by two grandsons, Brian Duncan, Jacksonville, and Bobby Joe Stender, Fayetteville, AR., and one sister, Kaye Beck, (Richard), Austin, TX.

She was retired from Charter Mortgage and was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville. Judie will be remembered by all who knew her as the sweetest person. She was warm, loving, and caring.

Family visitation will be held Monday, December 10, 2018 at10:00 a.m. with funeral services immediately following at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Jacksonville. Entombment immediately following, Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Jacksonville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Arrangements were entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400



  • Carolyn Wilkerson Posted December 8, 2018 8:55 PM

    Judie was like a sister loving kind and very precious. She will be missed by all that knew her. Knowing she is in heaven makes me smile.

  • Stacia Hall Tucker Posted December 9, 2018 7:18 AM

    Graduated with Judi from Stuttgart High. Reconnected after many years when I learned she was living in Cabot. She was a good friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. My condolences to her family.

  • Barbara Posted December 9, 2018 10:22 AM

    Judie was a kind and caring, wonderful friend who shall be missed. She is with her husband whom she missed. Rest in peace Judie.

  • Glea & Bubba williams Posted December 9, 2018 10:41 AM

    A sweet lady

  • Lou Ella Langley Humphrey Posted December 9, 2018 11:32 AM

    Remembering a life well lived and the family who loved her. All of our lives are made richer because of her kind spirit. May the promise of the Christmas season give you hope and ease your grief.

  • Donna Duncan Posted December 9, 2018 1:13 PM

    Judie surely received many crowns for her dedicated service to the Lord . I remember her teaching her children in Sunday school . She was a genuine good person. I never heard her speak a bad word of others . So positive and I could not have asked for a better person to share our grandchildren with .

  • Cathy, Blake, Tom, Brandon, Lauren and Halliebug McCutchen Posted December 9, 2018 2:44 PM

    Marcy, Bobby and family there are no words during this time. My family’s prayers are with you. Hold each other tight and God will get you through this. I love you all like family.

  • Glen Duncan Posted December 9, 2018 3:34 PM

    We will always miss them

  • Thad and Ruth Gray Posted December 9, 2018 4:02 PM

    Oh, she will be missed. I even looked for her on her pew this morning. Not a livelier lady ever walked on God’s earth. She and I wore the same blouse to church a while back. Thad took our picture. I will treasure it forever. Our love to the Stender Family.

  • Lynette Marie Lacerda Posted December 9, 2018 4:26 PM

    Your Mom’s beauty is captured in you Angie… I am so sorry for your loss. My love and condolences goes out to you and your family. Be kind to yourself.

  • Jackie & Avon Franks Posted December 9, 2018 8:53 PM

    We are very sorry for your loss of Judie. Our sympathy goes out to the family during this difficult time.

  • James E Duncan and Judy Duncan Posted December 10, 2018 12:26 PM

    So sorry to hear about you mother she was such a wonderful and sweat lady and I know she will be missed so much may God be with you all

  • Toni Bounds Posted December 10, 2018 1:13 PM

    Such a sweet lady. I will miss seeing her in the shop

  • Sheila Wilson Posted December 11, 2018 10:02 PM

    Judie and Bob were always so kind to me and I enjoyed spending time with both of them. I know they are together now and rejoicing in Heaven. It breaks my heart I couldn’t get off work for the funeral but will miss her always. She certainly loved all and you knew it when you spoke with her. I respected Judie and loved talking with her. Praying for the family she left behind.

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