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Christine Adell Ellison Reeder, 68

Christine Adell Ellison Reeder, 68 passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on December 13, 1950 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to the late Thomas and Imogene (Overbey) Ellison.

Christine was a graduate of Lamar High School in 1968. She worked at the School coaching many sports including cheerleading. Christine spent many years in Johnson County and made multiple lifelong friends there. She loved her children and enjoyed spending time with her huge family. Christine also loved Angels and had quite a collection. She enjoyed working in her yard and tending to her beautiful flowers at her home in Perry, Arkansas.

Christine is survived by her daughter Kerri Tomczak (Denny) and son Randall Shatwell; grandchildren Morgan Ross (Michael), Hannah Tomczak, Logan Tomczak, Shane Tomzak (Julie) and Faith Webb; great-grandchildren, Jaxon Treece and Adam Guynes; brothers Dwain Ellison (Joanne), David Ellison (Joanne), Gerald Ellison (Barbara), Danny Ellison and Mike Ellison (Kim); sisters Carolyn Tippit (Jimmy), Beverly Ellison Kogut, Charlotte Jensen (Scott), Lucy Ellison; special friend John Swatzel and a host of numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. She is also preceded in death by her brother Thomas “Doug” Ellison.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11am at Cabin Creek Baptist Church in Lamar, Arkansas with burial to follow at Lamar, Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 prior to the funeral. Pallbearers will be Darrin Ellison, Brandon Kogut, Steve Ellison, Mike Ellison, Danny Ellison, Logan Tomczak and Michael Guynes. Honorary- Pallbearers are Shane Tomczak, Denny Tomczak, Dwain Ellison, Gerald Ellison, David Ellison, James Overbey, James “Jamesy” Overbey ll, David Ellison Jr., Ryan Ellison and Gary Ellison. 

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

Link to Christine’s Memorial Video:




  • Deanna Graham Posted February 8, 2019 3:19 PM

    Fly high dear friend… You were loved by many. Gone but never forgotten… What a great friend you were not only to my mother, Kathy Pitts but to me also… ❤

  • Beverly Ussery Posted February 8, 2019 3:25 PM

    Love you Kerri and praying for the you all
    I’m here for you always

  • Stephanie Meredith Posted February 8, 2019 3:32 PM

    Praying for all of you! Love you!!

  • Hazel Crain Posted February 8, 2019 4:44 PM

    Fly high on angel wings my friend, we will miss you forever.

  • Ann Mayfield Posted February 8, 2019 7:00 PM

    She was a good friend to Anthony and me, and many. She will be missed by many. Praying for the family.

  • Juanita and Richard VanNorman Posted February 8, 2019 7:20 PM

    Rest In Peace Christine .

  • Kathleen Cooney Posted February 8, 2019 8:14 PM

    Fly high with the Angels ! Your pain is gone. You will be missed. I love you, dear friend. I only wish I had known you sooner.

  • Wendy and Aaron Swatzel Posted February 8, 2019 9:00 PM

    Christine, thank you. Thank you for being such a big part in our children’s will ALWAYS be their “meme” …I will miss our coffee talk here at the house …I am so great full to have gotten to know you …our thoughts and prayers to your daughter and son…very sweet children XOXO

  • Kathy Pitts Posted February 8, 2019 9:38 PM

    I will forever treasure our friendship. We have played softball, owned a business together, had great times dancing with all our friends, and cried on each other’s shoulders. You will never be forgotten. I will cherish each memory I have with you. Fly with the Angels, Chris. Love you.

  • Angel Leadingham Posted February 9, 2019 8:39 AM

    I will miss our long conversations 😥
    We’ve been friends since school, same age and all, you will be missed my sister in Christ.

  • Kathy Pitts Posted February 9, 2019 8:47 AM

    You will forever be my friend. Your pain has ended and you are flying high with the Angels. We have so many memories, from playing softball, going dancing with the group and having a business together. You will forever be with me in my heart. Love you.

  • Elizabeth Wray Posted February 9, 2019 10:41 AM

    I’m so sad. I am going to miss my friend and reading her posts. Lord knows she is no longer in pain and is up above with God now. She has helped me with several things in my life and she was a special Blessing. God Bless you my dear friend. Prayers for all of her dear friends and family, may God give you peace and comfort.

  • Jackie and Carla Piearcy Posted February 9, 2019 8:46 PM

    Sweet Lady And wonderful Neighbor and friend..Love you Chris !

  • Sandy Welborn Posted February 10, 2019 2:41 AM

    I will miss you so much Precious Friend. You were a fighter, always sharing with me your ways to fight cancer. We both suffered with our cancer and gave each other strength that no one will ever know! I will always cherish our fun times together at Lamar High School. Cheerleading and Best Friends Forever were meant for Us! You always loved Angels so now you can fly with them to heaven to be with your Lord and Savior that You Love So Much! I Love You and can’t wait to be with my Best Friend in Heaven🙏 Now You are at Peace and no more pain, Sweet Friend🌼😇 Love, Sandy

  • Sandy Welborn Posted February 10, 2019 2:46 AM

    I will miss You so much everyday and can’t wait to be with my Best Friend Forever in Heaven!

  • LaJoie Walker Posted February 11, 2019 9:05 AM

    My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Anthony Fawcett Posted February 11, 2019 9:09 AM

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Anthony Fawcett Posted February 11, 2019 9:10 AM

    We are thinking about and praying for you all

  • Kelley Ward Posted February 11, 2019 9:11 AM

    Praying for your family, Beverly. We are thinking of you all.

  • Heidi Dickinson Posted February 11, 2019 9:13 AM

    May God comfort you and your family during this time. Thoughts and prayers.

  • Linda Dunlap Posted February 11, 2019 9:14 AM

    So Sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family

  • Tuanya Ruffin Posted February 11, 2019 9:41 AM

    Praying for continued strength and healing for the family during this difficult time.

  • Janet Hubbard Posted February 11, 2019 12:53 PM

    Fly high dear friend… You were loved by many. What a great friend you were and tax accountant!! You were always the same no matter what day or hour! My family and I loved working with you on many levels. Always and forever in our heart…..Love Ronnie, Janet and family.

  • Patrick Ellison Posted February 11, 2019 3:12 PM

    I am one of Beverly’s coworkers, and wanted the family to know I was sadden to hear of your loss. I ask that God please bless the family and everyone keep them in your prayers.

  • Reda Crowden Jackson Posted February 11, 2019 5:15 PM

    I always enjoyed our friendship growing up beside each other. Singing together with Judy Dillard at church and being best of friends. I will always remember that beautiful smile.Your family and friends will miss you but Heaven is gaining a wonderful soul.

  • Kimberley Garron Posted February 12, 2019 8:15 AM

    Beverly E. Kogut… So sorry for your loss. I know its hard but try to find peace that she is resting now. The fight is over. Easier said than done I know… if I can do anything let me know

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