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Arthur Lee Gaines, Jr., 49

Arthur Lee Gaines, Jr., 49, of Little Rock, passed on to his heavenly home on May 30, 2020. He was born August 23, 1970 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Arthur Lee Gaines, Sr and Billie Gaines.

Arthur loved God and his family. He loved to debate- he was always right! Arthur enjoyed cooking and playing spades and Dominos. He would help people even if it meant giving them the shirt off his own back.

Arthur was preceded in death by his grandson Tristan Ferguson and his granddaughter De’Erica Ferguson.

Arthur leaves behind his loving wife of 9 years Gardenia Ferguson; father Arthur Gaines, Sr (Jeanette); mother Billie Gaines; children Russell Jackson (Alesa), Michelle Carter, Torshalle Ferguson, Bralyn Gaines, Earmon Ferguson (Khrystal), Maxine Ferguson, Ka’shay Lampley, and Brennan Gaines; grandchildren Lauren Jackson (8), Ka’Maury Jones (7), Ne’Vyah Jackson (6), Zoe Jackson (4), Kinsley Jackson (3), Serenity Carter (3), Asia Holloway (2), and Ka’Layla Ferguson (1); siblings Alyshia Gaines and Rhonda Gaines; nephew Xzavier Johnson; niece Bria Bonnette; Michael Holloway and D’wan Jackson; and close family friend Genard Randolph to carry on and cherish his memory.

Arthur’s Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00am at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas. In light of the current health situation, Arthur’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. 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.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


Please click link below for Tribute Video to Arthur’s Life:


  • Desmond Higgins Posted June 4, 2020 6:58 PM

    I will miss fussing with my buddy. Arthur heart was huge, bigger than the city he loved. Thank you Lord for allowing our paths to cross. He definitely was someone to know.

    • Eddie Bunch, Jr. and family Posted June 5, 2020 7:28 PM

      Arthur was definitely a friend. If he had it, you had it. He would do just little simple things just because he thought about you. Rest in love and peace my brother.

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