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Sylvia Dean Elliott, age 93

Sylvia Dean Elliott, 93, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022. She was born in Wattensaw, Arkansas on November 10, 1928 to the late James Union Jones and Jimmie Buna Barlow-Jones.

Sylvia is preceded in death by her husband David (Bob) Elliott; parents Jimmie and James Jones; brothers Robert Jones, Gene Jones, and Brian Jones; sisters Inez Woodward, Audrey Whitaker, Clara Mae Boyd, Mary Lynn Gentry, Edith Constance, and Betty Southerland; great-grandson Dallas Lord; and son-in-law Jackie Calhoun.

Sylvia enjoyed sewing, quilting, and cooking. “Dean Dean” always made it a point to feed everybody. She also loved attending sporting events to watch her kids and grandkids play.

Sylvia is survived by her sons Kenny Elliott (Beverly) of Conway, Arkansas and Jimmy Elliott (Karyn) of Conway, Arkansas; daughters Shirley Lord of Lexington, Tennessee, Rita Calhoun of Jacksonville, Arkansas, and Dana Duncan of Jacksonville, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service. Funeral Service will follow on Saturday January 29, 2022 at 2:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service with an Interment at 3:00pm at Chapel Hill located at 1504 N J P Wright Loop Rd, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

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


  • Beverlee A Cholewa Posted January 26, 2022 5:12 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. You have my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort knowing your Mom is in a better place and enjoying visiting with all that passed before her. I am Flo Jones & Richard Gillis’s daughter, Flora Power’s niece, Tammy’s sister.
    With thoughts and prayers,
    Beverlee Cholewa

  • Peggy Higley Grizzle Posted January 26, 2022 5:56 PM

    Kenny , Rita and family! Sorry to hear the loss of your mom! It’s been a long time since high school! May the Lord bless you all! May you find comfort in each other’s company and the memories you shared! Pegg Higley Grizzle

  • Flora Powers Posted January 26, 2022 8:01 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. My family has always been extra close to both Aunt Sylvia Dean and Uncle Bob and each of you. I loved them and always felt welcome in their home. We even shared birthdays with them. They were always welcoming.

  • Donna Corley Posted January 26, 2022 8:38 PM

    Love in Jesus during this hard time, it’s so hard to lose a parent. God Bless the family.

  • Nina Snyder Posted January 26, 2022 9:06 PM

    Aunt Sylvia Dean was always so happy and the most gracious person I have ever known. I loved visiting in your home. She and Uncle Bob were taking care of 5 kids and Grandma Elliott but didn’t seem to have a care in the world. Their love for each other and you kids was so obvious. Shirley, Rita, Dana, Kenny and Jimmy, Covid fears with my COPD situation prevents me attending any of the events celebrating her life but I want you all to know I love you and pray that you find comfort knowing Aunt Sylvia Dean is now at peace and with Uncle Bob.

  • Melissa Edmonds Posted January 26, 2022 9:12 PM

    Thinking of all of you and Aunt Sylvia Dean! I can’t ever remember seeing Aunt Sylvia Dean without a sweet smile and a soft hug. So many lovely memories from our family reunions with her. I loved her chicken and dumplings and looked forward to them every year. I love all of my family and I am praying for everyone.

  • Janice Edwards Posted January 27, 2022 1:54 AM

    My deepest condolences to all the family. May God bless and comfort you .

  • Penny (Dempsey) Lipke Posted January 27, 2022 2:53 AM

    Shirley Lord and family… my thoughts and prayers are with all of you Shirley with the loss of your dear sweet mother …sorry I can’t be there, I’m in Kentucky taking care of my sister Kay who is going thru Chemo and Radiation treatments… for cancer . I would have loved to see you Shirley and give you a great big Hug ! Been a long time since our School Days ! God Bless each one of you … (My phone number 501-416-1724) ♥️✝️♥️🙏♥️

  • Debbie Atkinson Posted January 27, 2022 3:52 AM

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’m Mable Johnson’s granddaughter. JD Elliott was my uncle.

  • James Taylor Posted January 27, 2022 11:57 AM

    my deepest sympathy to Rita and the Elliott family

  • Becky Mock Posted January 27, 2022 12:11 PM

    What a loving woman to have lived a life with so many family members. Prayers for your loss.

  • Becky Jones Posted January 27, 2022 2:49 PM

    Sending love and prayers to all the Elliott family, at Aunt Sylvia Dean’s passing. She was such a sweet lady and Aunt. Even though living in different states has kept us from seeing each other often, she was always in our thoughts & prayers, especially during her long illness. She will be missed by our family. Love you all, Becky, Sandy, Vicki, Bryan, & families

  • Mary C Spencer Posted January 27, 2022 6:28 PM

    Kenny and family
    Sorry to read of your mother’s passing. May God be with you during the upcoming days.

  • Anne Holeman Posted January 27, 2022 6:36 PM

    My deepest sympathy to all the Elliott Family. Sylvia was a good friend to me, we were Sunday School teachers together a Bailey st Church of Christ for a lot of years. Taught many of her grandchildren and love you ALL still!,, it’s time to rest from your labors Sylvia.

    • Leslie Elliott Whitefield Posted January 27, 2022 7:12 PM

      Mrs. Anne,
      I have so many precious memories of Sunday School at Bailey Street. Thank you for being a good friend to my grandma. We love you and hope you are well!

  • Linda Tucker Ford Posted January 27, 2022 7:28 PM

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mrs Elliotts passing. She was a very special person in the lives of my niece Shannon Elliott and Jimbo Elliott who loved her deeply. She will be missed by all. My sympathies to all her family members at this time of loss. But remember a Mothers love is for always and always you will remember her in your hearts. Lots of great memories I know. May God give you strength, peace and comfort. I’m fighting cancer and won’t be able to be around crowds because of my immune system but know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.

  • Sheila Houser (Brim) Posted January 28, 2022 3:15 PM

    Dana my condolences go out to you and your family. Praying for God to wrap his loving arms around all of you during this difficult time. I remember Sylvia and Bob from our high school days. You couldn’t have met a sweeter lady.

  • Phyllis Blessing Posted January 28, 2022 4:47 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s so very hard when our parents leave us behind. We’ll see them again one day soon.

    Phyllis Blessing

  • Judy Schwedic Criner Posted January 28, 2022 8:29 PM

    So very sorry for the family’s loss. She was a special lady and my favorite aunt

  • Gary Boyd Posted January 28, 2022 11:39 PM

    Shirley, Kenny, Jimmy, Rita and Dana

    My sympathy to all of you. I always thought highly of your mom. She was a gentle soul with an easy smile and quick to laugh; I believe that she passed that trait onto each of you. I also must say how commendable it is to each of you how you were able to take such good and loving care of your mom all of those years; it really tells the quality of your family. I smile to think of Sylvia Dean and Bob reunited; with Bob in his recliner.

  • Cathy Brand Posted January 28, 2022 11:46 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Such a beautiful woman inside and out. She loved her family dearly and it was passed through each one. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Jim & Ann Byers Posted January 31, 2022 1:27 PM

    Kenny and family condolences on your loss.

  • Angela (Elliott) Axt Posted February 3, 2022 6:39 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Elliott family. Having been a member of the family for many years, I grew to love her so much. She was the grandmother to my boys after they were adopted by Jim. I can say for certain that no one loved as pure she did. I remember Sundays after Church going to Rita’s house for lunch and making memories with her. She was a true blessing to everyone she came in contact with, she was one of a kind. I pray God will comfort you during this time.

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