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Jessie Matthews-Lark, age 38

Jessie Matthews-Lark, 38, of Jacksonville passed away on May 10, 2020.  She was born on February 14, 1982, in Jacksonville, Arkansas to Mark Jackson and Debora Smith.

She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, niece and friend; who was free spirit, loved the outdoors, loved to hang out with her family and friends but her girls were the center of her world.

She is preceded in death by her father Mark Jackson; sister Jackie Matthews; grandparents John and Elouise Smith.

Jessie leaves behind her loving husband, of 10 years, Barry Lark; her children Alyssa Earnest and Breanna Matthews; her mother Debora Zajac (Alan); her niece and nephew Bobbie Barnes and Evan Barnes; many extended family and friends.

In light of the current health concerns, Jessie’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend his memorial service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, there will be a limit of 50 guests, all guests over age 10 must wear a face covering to attend and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Memorial service will be Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 2:00 PM at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


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  • Brandi Elders Posted May 15, 2020 2:13 PM

    Jessie my boo! I will always miss you! Fly high and tell Ricky hi!

  • Angella Phillips Posted May 15, 2020 2:39 PM

    Prayers for All

  • Patti Markham (momma) Posted May 15, 2020 3:18 PM

    I love you .You will always be my Baby Girl and as always in my heart .Hug Jonsey for me.You Two Fly High With. The Angels .Until we meet again. I miss you.

  • Randy Woodworth Posted May 15, 2020 6:43 PM

    Gone before her time…. Fly High till we see you again

  • Callie Brooks Posted May 15, 2020 8:19 PM

    JESSIE I love you, thank you for always looking out for me. I can’t believe your gone. You will truly be missed and there will never be anything to fill the hole in my heart soul and life that is now there! R.I.L

  • Bobby miquon Posted May 16, 2020 10:45 PM

    there goes my baby…… lone to heaven. fly high babygirl. rest in eternal love. you will be dearlymissed, and never replaced. love yu

  • Keri Mc Posted May 17, 2020 4:33 PM

    This saddens me so much , and prayers to her family.
    Soar high Jessie , ima miss u lady <3

  • Lisa Taylor Hammond Posted May 18, 2020 2:46 PM

    I love you Jessie boo!

  • Justin Miller Posted May 20, 2020 11:42 AM

    I love you Jessie. I’m not goin to say goodbye. I’ma say see ya later babygirl cuz I’ll see you again one day.

  • Zabrina Noles Posted May 22, 2020 9:57 PM

    I wish I could see your face even if it were for one more day, to tell you how much your loved and how much you will forever be missed😭 I can’t put into words the pain that I have my heart .. There is a void where I will place our memories and that I forever will cherish.. Say hi to my baby brother and TJ. Keep an eye on mom and those beautiful baby girls.. Until we meet again.. Rip I love you Jessie Matthews…

  • Tiffany Posted May 23, 2020 10:44 PM

    I’m sorry boo I wanted to be there 😭 I love and miss you so much baby girl

  • Marcus stevens Posted July 1, 2020 8:25 AM

    Love you J

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