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Mary Bea Boston, 81

Mary Bea (never Beatrice) Boston met up with Jim Boston in Heaven on May 8, 2020. She was born a Flanagan in God’s country (in particular, Black Oak, AR), and although she ventured out of it from time to time, she always ended up right back home in Arkansas. 

She leaves behind family sprawled all over the nation, from a little white church in Aberdeen outward. Mary raised all sorts of kids from all generations – blood didn’t matter – she never met a baby she didn’t fall in love with. She raised us all up right and taught us that you never miss an opportunity to share God’s love, you stand up for what’s right, and you never pass up a good deal (not always in that order.) 

She was a tall, stubborn, ornery woman, and more than a little crazy at times, and to know her was to love her. She passed on with plans to see Jesus, to hug her loved ones, and to have the biggest milkshake she could find. Her family she leaves behind is heartbroken, but rests easy knowing exactly where she is. Words can’t describe how blessed we were to have her for 81 years. May her laugh stay in our ears, her face in our minds, her God in our hearts. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at Aberdeen First Baptist Church, Hwy 366, Roe, Arkansas. Graveside will begin at 12:30 pm at Boston Family Cemetery, Roe, Arkansas.

In light of the current health situation, Mary Bea’s family asks that anyone who is feeling ill to please refrain from attending services and the family will be grateful for your thoughts and prayers; for those who do not wish to attend due to health concerns the family understands. Social distancing regulations will be followed.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Gideons International at

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


  • Janiece Harvey Posted May 12, 2020 7:41 PM

    Praying for our

  • Vickie Dooley Posted May 12, 2020 8:15 PM

    Aunt Marybea was the sweetest aunt and I loved her so much loving kids she did I can remember spending time as a kid at her house and you knew her and uncle jimbo loved you and if you miss behaved she would get ahold of you. Then I can remember working with her at the appraisal office and us having many talks and taking her advice. My prayers are with you all that god will give you all the comfort and piece that you need during this hard times tight now and in the future days to come. I know where she is Right now enjoying heaven getting to see uncle jimbo and talking with family and with Jesus Christ and Moses and everyone

    • Rebecca A Parham Posted May 24, 2020 8:09 AM

      Thank you Vickie, she loved you as well.

  • Janet Cheek Posted May 12, 2020 8:32 PM

    I loved her so much.

  • Carl n Barbara Mccune Posted May 12, 2020 8:56 PM

    Loved that sweet woman

  • Kenneth Synco Posted May 12, 2020 9:56 PM

    So sorry David and family, you will all be in my prayers.

  • Zona Jones Posted May 12, 2020 10:29 PM

    I loved her. It was a blessing to be her friend. Unfortunately I am sick with cancer so cannot attend service. Praying for all who loved her. She will be dearly missed. Rest in peace my sweet friend.

  • Annette Raab Gates Posted May 13, 2020 12:00 AM

    My heart and prayers are with you all. From being a child spending night with Becky, to sitting beside Mrs Mary Bea at church. I am truly going to miss her until I see her again

  • Brenda and David Hoover Posted May 13, 2020 6:32 AM

    Rest in Love Aunt Mary Bea. I love you.

  • Marilyn (Jean) Ellison Posted May 13, 2020 6:41 AM

    She is probably up there with Jesse and the rest of the Boston’s fishing. If I remember right. Love to you all.

  • Shannon Stodola Posted May 13, 2020 7:04 AM

    God keep blessing and comfort her family ❤️

  • Marie Flanagan Posted May 13, 2020 8:19 AM

    She will be missed .hugs to all. Love you
    Aunt Marie

  • Nancie & David Watts Posted May 17, 2020 11:00 AM

    Deepest thoughts and prayers to the family…

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