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Donna Joann Helfrich, age 49

Donna Joann Helfrich, age 49, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021. She was born on October 22, 1971 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Jack Collins and Donna Lou Laffoon.

She loved singing and drawing. Donna was also an artist and enjoyed potery.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents Jack and Donna Lou Collins; brother Barry Shelton; and grandson Caleb Davis.

She will be missed by her children Jared Studdie, Corey Davis (Ashley), and Lonnie Newton (Elizabeth); grandchildren Ronan Newton, Aurora Newton, Jaycee Studdie. Allyssa Davis, Mitchell Davis, Greyson Davis, Jesse Roulston, and Alexis Roulston; siblings Jeff Shelton (Tammy), Steve Lark (Vonna), Lonnie Monroe, Vickie Davis, Renetta Ellison (Tony), Jackie Collins, Tonya Keene (Rick), Marty Collins, and Larry Collins; and many more family members and friends.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.  

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  • Amber Parton Posted July 17, 2021 7:11 AM

    I am blessed to have had you in my life Sissy Mae! Though it was only a few years, in those few years you brought me joy and happiness. You taught me how to be the strong woman I am today and for that I love you! You will be missed but never forgotten. Until we meet again R.I.P my Sissy Mae!

  • Vickie Posted July 18, 2021 7:10 AM

    I Love you little sister. No more torment pain or suffering of any kind.. Until we meet again Fly High

  • Jeff Shelton Posted July 18, 2021 1:09 PM

    Sis I caint believe you are gone. I new the day would come that we would depart from this world, but I never thought that you would be before me . Sis I will for ever cherish the memories I have of you. I love you and will miss you for ever. God has taken another. Angel home.. I know that there is no more pain and no more suffering. Love you baby sister, life will not be the same with out you. Give Mom and Joseph and dad Barry , grandma na and Grandpa and all are loved ones hugs and kisses. We will see each other again

  • Barry Lark Posted July 18, 2021 1:10 PM

    i love you sissy mae

  • Tammy Shelton Posted July 18, 2021 1:26 PM

    I’m going to miss you Sis I love u

  • Lisa White Posted July 18, 2021 1:42 PM

    I have been friends with Sissy/Donna since I was 9 years old her brother was my first love and my brother married her sister so I’m not technically family but don’t say that cause I am I can’t find the words to describe what I feel or to tell her how much I love her and how she will be missed but thankfully as long as she has been in my life I have so many memories that will always be with me and she will be in my heart forever I love u beyond infinity girl

  • Tiffany Light Posted July 20, 2021 8:28 AM

    I still don’t want to believe it aunt Sissy, I love and miss you so very much and I know you’ll be forever in my heart and in many others as well. R.i.l.&p.

  • Kessler Monroe Holt Posted July 24, 2021 12:53 AM

    I can’t believe your gone. Aunt sissy miss you. Let Zay and everyone know they are still loved and missed and give em hell auntie…. I miss you and I’m going to miss all the late night walks and talks and craziness we used to get into you were my favorite person aunt sissy and I’ll cherish all the memories until we meet again !!!

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