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Betty Jane Epperson, age 81

Betty Jane Epperson, age 81, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. She was born on August 8, 1939 in Lepanto, Arkansas to Charlie McCartney and Verbia Randall.

As a lifelong Methodist, Betty lived her life of faith, in her kindness to and caring for others. Betty never met a stranger. Betty was a long-time member of Lakewood United Methodist Church, and loved going to church activities. She was also well known in the community for her service in the Mother’s Day out program at her church. She loved solving crossword puzzles, gardening, and watching soap operas.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband; Claude Epperson, and her parents; Charlie and Verbia McCartney.

She will be missed by her children; Mark Epperson (Rebecca), and Amy Epperson, grandchildren; Casey McCurley, Carey McCurley, Laura McCurley Jones, Avery Epperson, Ethan Epperson, and Grace Epperson.

A family hosted memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 4th at 11 am at Lakewood United Methodist Church. Lakewood United Methodist Church is following COVID restrictions at this time. In light of the current health concerns, the family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Service will be streamed live for those unable to attend. Please click link provided to view live stream: Please be aware, attendance will be regulated, all guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place so seating will be limited.

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


  • Richard Lowe Posted April 28, 2021 7:27 PM

    Always fond memories of your mom. Prayers for all the family.

  • Irene Holland Posted April 28, 2021 7:38 PM

    Sending love and condolences at this time Amy to you and family

  • Trisa Adkins Dabbs Posted April 28, 2021 9:39 PM

    Amy and Mark, Thinking of you during this difficult time!
    Love you both dear friends…

  • Jim & Vercie Vandergrift Posted April 29, 2021 5:46 AM

    Mark & Amy we are so sad to learn of your loss.

  • Kay Peters Posted April 29, 2021 7:39 AM

    Betty was my girls first loving ,fun Mothers Day Out teacher. Special lady. Sincere sympathy to Amy and Mark and families

  • Darrell and Sheryll Johnson Posted April 29, 2021 9:06 AM

    Prayers for peace for you all!! What a wonderful lady who raised a caring, loving family. Keep remembering the good times…it’s God’s way of keeping her alive in your hearts.

  • Louann Grimmett Dooly Posted April 29, 2021 9:15 AM

    Your mom was like my second mom. She was always so good to me. I think about those times when we were kids often.

  • Celeste Crittenden Anthony Posted April 29, 2021 9:58 AM

    Prayers for the family. Bettie’s smiling face will be missed by all.

  • Sonja Poellot Posted April 29, 2021 10:39 AM

    My condolences and prayers to Amy and Mark.

  • Debbie Henry Posted April 29, 2021 11:07 AM

    I loved Betty and working with her at Mothers’s Day Out. We had some fun times and Betty was a delight just to be around. May she Rest In Peace and May I offer sincere condolences to family.

  • Dee Ann Evans Posted April 29, 2021 1:27 PM

    I really loved your mom and dad, we all had a great families on Oaklawn. Big hugs to you all.

  • Vicki Matthews Posted April 30, 2021 11:04 AM

    Betty was the most loving person. She had my youngest daughter Clare in Mother’s Day Out. She always had Clare and Clare’s best friend Sara in her lap. Can still see it. Wonderful soul.

  • Mary Lou Martin Posted April 30, 2021 12:40 PM

    Bill and I were so sorry to learn of Betty’s passing. We had missed seeing her at church since the pandemic started, as she used to sit near us. I enjoyed knowing her as a member of our UMW circle and treasure our times together. Amy, Mark and family, my prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God grant you comfort and peace.

  • LeJean Hayes Posted April 30, 2021 12:47 PM

    I have very fond memories of Ms Betty. Not only was she a coworker, she was a friend and mentor. My prayers are with the family.

  • Jonathan Flemister Posted April 30, 2021 4:51 PM

    Sorry to hear about Betty. I have nothing but fond memories of your mother.

  • Andrea Franks Posted May 1, 2021 7:06 AM

    Mrs. Epperson was like my second mom during college at ATU, when I was so far away from my own parents. She introduced me to sweet tea (!) and always made me feel welcome when Amy took me home with her on weekends. (with lots of laundry) Prayers for peace and healing for your family.

  • Wista Jones Posted May 1, 2021 9:58 AM

    Betty had a gift of seeing the best in everyone, She spread joy to all with her happy smile and optimism outlook, She was a wonderful lady, Prayers for her family, She spoke of them with great love in her heart,

  • Joan Riordan Posted May 2, 2021 11:06 AM

    Prayers for you and your family

  • Lisa Hostetler Posted May 2, 2021 4:51 PM

    I got to visit with Betty often at Fox Ridge and loved talking to her. She was very welcoming and friendly to my mother in the past 3 years she was there. My mom, Bobbie went on just a few weeks ahead of Betty to their reward in Heaven. I never saw Betty without that sweet smile. Praying for your family

  • Jerry Boons Posted May 3, 2021 6:49 AM

    Sorry to here about your mon, Mark

  • Dwyaun Macon Posted May 3, 2021 10:22 AM

    My condolences to you and your family

  • Jeannine Bogue Hill Posted May 4, 2021 6:47 AM

    What a beautiful picture of your mom! I have fond memories of her from our younger days, Mark and Amy… praying for your family as you are comforted in the coming days

  • Lou Anderson Posted May 5, 2021 7:14 PM

    Amy, So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

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