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Bertha Kelley, 95

Bertha Kelley, 95, passed away peacefully in her home on July 29, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born June 3, 1926 in Tuckerman, Arkansas to Jim Webster and Grace Stephens.

Bertha loved family and friends. She never met a stranger and enjoyed sitting on her porch swing while drinking her coffee. Bertha loved taking to her grandchildren to different places. She loved her baby dog.

Bertha is preceded in death by her husband AJ Kelley; her parents Jim and Grace Webster; and son James E. Kelley.

Bertha leaves behind her sons Robert L. Kelley, Ralph S. Kelley Sr (Violet), Ronnie D. Kelley (Tina), Steven P. Kelley, and Ralph S. Kelley Jr (Donna); one daughter Patricia D. Kelley (Santos); 20 grandchildren; and a host of great and great-great grandchildren; and many other extended family and friends.

Bertha’s visitation will be Monday, August 2, 2021 from 5:00– 7:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 11:00am at A Natural State Funeral Service.

The family is thankful for the selfless hours and dedication Robert Kelley gave to his mother. The true love Robert showed his mother will be deeply remembered and cherished by their family.

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


  • Jaime Smith Posted July 30, 2021 3:50 PM

    She will be greatly missed. She was kind and sweet and gave the shirt off her back.
    “The little black girl”

    • Jennifer Posted July 30, 2021 10:19 PM

      She loved when she’d see you. Thank you for the kind words.

  • Tania Prothro Posted July 31, 2021 1:11 AM

    She was a second mom to me,.She taught me so many things.. She always had uncomfortable love in her heart. She was beautiful and smart. Love you & miss you dearly.

    • Tania Prothro Posted July 31, 2021 1:12 AM

      Unconditional love is what I meant to say.

  • Terri Posted August 2, 2021 9:32 AM

    When me&trisha use to hang out we would pull up and she would be on her faviorate swing&smiling. She would always say come on in&always kind to me. She never met a stranger&loved others. She adored her grandkids&would defend them if need be by her tiny frame&quiet deameaner you would never guess she was a little fire cracker inside if you messed with any of her family. Trisha you&the whole family are in my prayers&thoughts.

    • Jennifer Posted August 11, 2021 10:41 AM

      She definitely was a firecracker. She left a big void for sure. Thank you ❤️

  • Linnie Posted August 4, 2021 1:32 AM

    Sissy, I just got the voicemail Terri left me Monday. I’m so sorry I didn’t get it in time to come honor your beautiful mother! One thing I’ll never forget was her smile & laugh.. I know she will be greatly missed by so many.. You are in my thoughts Sissy.. May she Fly High..

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