Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Jordan Christopher Gillins, age 22

Jordan Christopher Gillins, 22, of Cabot passed away on September 14, 2020.  He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 16, 1998 to Christopher Lynn and Mary Ellen (Abbott) Gillins.

He was a loving father, husband, son, nephew and friend.  He had the most loving heart and would be there when you needed him.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Herschel (2006) and Fran (2014) Gillins, and Kenneth F. Abbott, Jr. (2019); step-father Tyree Hood (2018); great-meme (May 2020) and other extended family and friends.

Jordan leaves behind his wife, Elisabeth Gillins of Cabot; his children Jackson Gillins, Jace Hutcherson and Jasper Gillins all of Cabot; his mother Mary Gillins of Cabot; his sister Abigayle Gillins of Cabot; his father Christopher Gillins of Jonesboro; his grandmother Chris Abbott of Cabot; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Celebration of Life will be on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

In light of the current health concerns, Jordan’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made directly to the funeral home.

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


  • Jamie Williams-3rd Grade Teacher Posted September 16, 2020 5:59 PM

    I am just so saddened by this. Jordan was one of my students in 3rd grade. He was always a kind boy and was such a neat kid to have in class. The year I had him he and his grandad brought a dehydrator and deer meat for our class to try. Jordan was so excited to share that experience with us. He has crossed my mind several times throughout the years. As a teacher, when we think of our students, even later on after they leave our class, they remain “our kids”. I’m sorry to have lost one of my kids. I’m just so sorry for the loss of Jordan. I will be praying for his family and his friends.

  • Bobby May Posted September 16, 2020 7:14 PM

    You are gone to soon my friend. You will be missed. Til we see each other again

  • Cherie Abbott Posted September 16, 2020 7:39 PM

    My beautiful nephew. Words can’t describe my my heart ❤️ I haven’t seen you since you were about 12 and I remember the wonderful time we had with your visit to California.A happy young man with lots of dreams ahead of you. Through the years I tried to keep in contact with you through Facebook watching you grow into a young man. So proud to have you and Abi as my niece and nephew. Unfortunately as time goes by we don’t make the time to visit. We make excuses,but the truth is this we should’ of cane We need to make time for family. We need to make time to visit others. We need to open up more love more and be there for each other. No matter what the circumstances are, people that need help, Need others to reach out to them. I wish I could’ve hugged you one more time I wish I could’ve sat down with you one more time,and I’wish I couldn’t told you I love One more time.

  • Michelle,Peyton and Cindie Posted September 16, 2020 10:06 PM

    We love u buddy

  • Christopher L. Gillins Posted September 16, 2020 10:32 PM

    I am going to miss you more than you can ever know Son, your absence has left a void which can never be filled, , I Love You with all my heart and soul, until we meet again Rest easy son say hello to your grandparents

  • Jamie and Mandy Richardson Posted September 16, 2020 10:47 PM

    Prayers for Jordan’s family and many friends. He was a great guy!

  • Darlos Adams Posted September 17, 2020 5:55 AM

    Words can not tell you all just how sorry I am to hear of your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you all..

  • Robbie Posted September 17, 2020 6:09 AM

    Jordan was an AWESOME young man and would always help when ask. He had a heart of gold and will he truly missed! Love you nephew!

  • Quincy Lloyd Posted September 17, 2020 6:42 AM

    Rest easy friend.

  • Mary Ellen Gillins Posted September 17, 2020 7:20 AM

    My baby boy, this momma don’t know what to do with out you. I know your with your Papa now and thats all you have wanted since he passed. I will do my absolute best to keep you alive in the boys eyes. I love you 💘 forever and I miss you deeply 💔💋💋💋💔

  • Melonie and DJ Harlan Posted September 17, 2020 7:20 AM

    I am so sorry and saddened to hear this. Our prayers are with you all. God bless!

  • Mark and Kim Taitt Posted September 17, 2020 7:35 AM

    Keeping you in our prayers

  • David Weatherly Posted September 17, 2020 2:54 PM

    Jordan you will be missed. You grew up around the corner on our street. I remember the first time I actually met you. You came to Youth at our church where I volunteered and I ended up giving you a ride home that first time. You were giving me directions on where to take you and I soon found out we lived on the same street. I have lots of fond memories of you and my boys growing up.

  • Russ Whaley Posted September 17, 2020 7:20 PM

    Mary, Brenda and I were shocked to hear this news. You have our deepest sympathy and know the pain you are feeling in the loss of Jordan. Keep him in your heart and remember God will now protect him from harm. We will keep you in our prayers. Jordan was a special young man and I know you and everyone who knew him will miss him

  • Amber Blevins Posted September 17, 2020 11:04 PM

    You were like a brother to my son and a second son to me. I will always remember your big smile and watching you and Kel grow from babies to teens that were always into something and then into young handsome men. You’re going to be missed by so many. 💔

  • Ruth Moseley Posted September 18, 2020 4:12 AM

    Dearest Jordan, I’ve had a blast watching you go from lil mr Jacksonville I think was the pageant. To a loving, caring young man. You have always amazed me how you would jump into anything and give it a try. Heaven has gained a new angel. You will be missed.
    Prayers to All the family members.

  • Ashley Suriano Posted September 18, 2020 7:30 PM

    My dear cousin, you will be terribly missed. I will always remember the fun times we has as kids and I wish had been closer in distance as we grew up. Despite the distance, I was able to see you grow into a man and make a family of your own with pictures of your beautiful little boys. They, along with the rest of the family will continue to carry on your light with each passing day and remember the life and love you shared with so many who care for you. I know you are in good company alongside grandpa and he is holding you close to him in heaven as you both watch over your family here on earth. Rest in Peace Jordan, we love you

  • Christine Abbott Posted September 20, 2020 1:46 AM

    Jordan this is grandma I’ve never stopped loving you and death will not change that. I love you so much. I’ll see you soon take care of your papa and hug my mother. Miss you so.

  • Kenneth Abbott Posted September 22, 2020 10:57 PM

    Jordan, I can’t believe you you left us so young. Your kind, beautiful soul will missed by so many people. I love you and will miss you.. I wish I could have spend more time with you. I know you in heaven now with your papa. Until we meet again in heaven 💙💙🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • S’cie Ward Posted November 28, 2020 12:39 AM

    Though our encounters were brief, I could clearly see your dreams and ambition and your desire. Jordan, I thought I was waiting on your time to follow your dreams but God knew your footsteps and the time came to change the course. Turning back the hands of time can’t happen therefore, I too will truly miss you and think of you often while I will smile through the sadness. My heart aches for you and your family. Rest in Love Jordan, Rest in Love and fly high. I’ll see you in the clouds a beautiful day and wave as you go by.

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