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Jeanne Martin, 56

Jeanne Martin, 56, of Austin, Arkansas went to be with her Lord on Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born in Amarillo, Texas on April 18, 1962 to Richard Benton Tillman, Jr. and Kathryn Carol Bagwell- Hamilton.

Jeanne was an insurance agent and office manager for 24 years for State Farm Insurance. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend to all. She was a member of Cocklebur Baptist Church and loved to sing praises to the Lord and read her Bible. Jeanne loved bird watching and visiting with friends and family.

Jeanne leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband Jay Martin; her children Derek Bitner, Jessica Bitner and stepson Bradley Martin; her mother Kathryn Carol Hamilton (Doyle); and her father,Richard Benton Tillman, Jr.; grandchildren Addison Bitner, Kayleigh Martin and Brayleigh Martin; siblings Richard Doyle Tillman, Jr. and Sandra Poulson as well as many other friends and relatives.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas with funeral services to follow at 7:00 P.M.



  • Sylvia Jeffery Posted January 14, 2019 7:51 PM

    Jeanne was a special friend. She was always there to pray with you Her favorite subject was talking about Jesus. He was her life.

  • David Andrew Knowles Posted January 14, 2019 8:21 PM

    I was trying to get to Arkansas this coming weekend, but unfortunately my stay in Chicago for work has been extended. Jeanne was dearly loved by both myself and my family since we met her about 10 years ago. She was an extraordinary lady who truly enriched the lives of everyone she met! My prayers go out to Jay, Carol and the whole family as I know they will truly miss her more than any of us ever could. She lived her life to the fullest for the Lord everyday and was a great example to others. I’ll never forget her on this last Halloween emailing me to ask me how she could pray for me, because God told her she should on a day that I really needed the prayer along with the encouragement she was so gifted with giving.

    David Knowles
    Memphis, Tennessee

  • Karen L. Ward Posted January 14, 2019 9:28 PM

    Jessica,I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you and your family!

  • Suzanne Barger Posted January 15, 2019 7:32 AM

    Jeanne was the kindest, sweetest, caring Christian woman I think I have ever met. She touched my life and heart years ago. Thoughts and Prayers for all the ones that knew her and loved her.

  • Linda Bright Posted January 15, 2019 9:16 AM

    Bold prayers for you all as you go through the days ahead.

  • Juanita Bordelon Reeves Posted January 15, 2019 10:16 AM

    Jeannie was such an inspiration to all of us who were blessed to have her in their lives. She shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout her Cancer journey, and long before.
    She was such an example of living out one’s Faith.
    I was so saddened by her death, but happy for her.
    I will so miss her until I see her again in Heaven.

  • Eric and Candy Walker Posted January 21, 2019 9:50 AM

    Dear Jay and family; we are so very sorry for your loss. It was our pleasure and blessing to have had Jeanne in our lives. Our prayers are with you.

  • Jessica Bitner Posted December 3, 2021 2:02 PM

    Does anyone have the playlist that was played ? Thank you.

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