Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

James Lynn Wilson Jr., 60

James Lynn Wilson Jr. (Buddy) went home to be with his Savior on October 16, 2021 after battling liver cancer. His sense of humor and positive attitude were with him until the end. He was born June 23, 1961 to James L. (Red) and Edith Wilson. Buddy grew up in North Little Rock, attended North Little Rock High School, and was a member of Baring Cross Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as two sisters; Lynette Hooks of Cabot and Margaret Crafton of Jacksonville. He is survived by his sisters, Christy Mabry and husband Hank of Little Rock, Janet Croy and husband Tim of Sherwood, and Henrietta Adams of Jacksonville. Also survived by his nephew Chase Croy, niece Meliah Mabry and great nephew Lukas Mabry.

Visitation will be Wednesday October 20th at 1:00 PM with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 PM at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church located 17201 Arch Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72206. We would like to thank Arkansas Hospice for their kindness and support. Donations can be made to Arkansas Hospice or Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Please be aware that all guests in attendance will be required to follow the CDC guidelines.

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


  • janice parker Posted October 18, 2021 7:06 PM

    Always felt like Buddy was one of mine since he and my kids, Ritchie and Darla, grew up together. I have missed those times over the years and this really grieves me! My heart hurts for you Cristy and you, Janet! I am glad yall have had these past few years together to share each other.

    • Christy Posted October 19, 2021 4:15 PM

      We were blessed to have had so many friends on Mellene St. growing up. I’m so glad Ritchie was able to see Buddy before he passed away. Buddy was so glad to see him.

  • Barbara Walker Posted October 19, 2021 5:21 AM

    May the love you feel for the one you lost lessen your sorrow. 🙏🏽💕

  • Annette V Gary Posted October 19, 2021 9:10 AM

    Janet, I am heartbroken for you and your family for the loss of James. My prayers are with all of you.

  • Marla Monroe Posted October 19, 2021 11:18 AM

    We had such good times growing up together in our neighborhood. One of my fondest memories is all of us playing kickball under the street lights in front of your home. So sorry for your loss. We are praying 🙏 for your family.
    Love ya

    • Christy Posted October 19, 2021 4:19 PM

      Hi Marla, I often think of those kickball games. We all had such a good time and so many friends on Mellene. .Good to hear from you.

  • Mark DeJesus Posted October 19, 2021 2:44 PM

    Buddy and I where like brothers growing up. In high school we did everything together where he was I was or where I was he was. I have though about him a lot thru the years and it saddens my heart that we had grown so far apart. Life goes by so fast, when we were younger we went to weddings and as we get older it seems like i am always going to another funeral. Buddy will always be in my heart and on my mind. My prayers go out to the family and love ones, rest in peace Buddy.


    • Christy Posted October 20, 2021 8:35 AM

      So glad to hear from you Mark. Buddy had fond memories of his childhood with you.

  • Nancy Trotter Posted October 19, 2021 9:46 PM

    Although I never met Buddy, I have heard Christy speak of her little brother with such love any times. My heart goes out to all of his family and I pray for God’s comfort as you mourn his loss.

  • Diane Rynders Posted October 20, 2021 9:40 PM

    Christy and Janet, so sorry for your loss. Such fond memories of growing up in our neighborhood on Mellene. I remember Buddy and Becky hanging out together. Keeping you all in my prayers…💙

  • Leslie Himstedt Posted October 21, 2021 11:06 AM

    Janet, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. May God give you comfort and peace in the coming days. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Leslie Himstedt

  • Margie (Hooks) Worlow Posted October 26, 2021 8:11 AM

    Christy and Janet,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am just now hearing of Buddy’s death. My prayers are with you both.

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