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Judith Ann Tomlin, age 76

Judith Ann Tomlin, 76, of Jacksonville, Ark., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 27, 2022. Born Feb. 7, 1946, in Little Rock, Judi—as she was known to family and friends—was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, a superb cook, and gifted piano player and singer.

Judi lived her faith in Christ. She found solace in God’s word daily, just as her father had, and she had keen spiritual insight. She never wanted any job outside of being a mother at home, guiding and providing for her children. She adored her grandchildren and great grandson. She was among the kindest people known to both family and friends.

Judi is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jerry H. Tomlin, of Jacksonville; children Grant Tomlin (wife Cathryn) of Conway, Gregory Tomlin (wife Cynthia) of Fort Worth, Texas, and Leslie Crider of Cabot; eight grandchildren (Britny, Sawyer, Libby, Caroline, Leah, Luke, Elijah and Elizabeth), and a great grandson (Amzi). She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dale Huffman of North Little Rock.

Judi will be dearly missed by her family. Her final hours were spent with her husband and children, who—if not for her prayers, care, and love—would be lost. Each takes comfort in knowing death is not the end, and she is present with Christ.

Visitation for family and friends will be at 9 a.m. at A Natural State Funeral Home at 2620 W. Main St. in Jacksonville on Friday, March 4. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Bluff Springs Cemetery in Rosston, Ark., at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (Arkansas Chapter).

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


  • Lonnie and Susie Burrow Posted March 1, 2022 6:05 PM

    Judi was precious person. Good friend with big heart.
    Loved the Lord, Jerry and her family!

  • Rhonda Frey Posted March 1, 2022 7:32 PM

    Many prayers for your family. Leslie, If I don’t make the service, please know my heart will be with you all.

  • Jerry S. Hogan Posted March 2, 2022 7:15 PM

    Judi was a wonderful person. Our family has nothing but precious memories of her in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry and all her family. We live all of you.

  • Lisa (Kendrick) Babb Posted March 3, 2022 11:26 AM

    Judi was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met or known. I’ve always been proud to have her in my family. Was a true angel on earth and an amazing agent for the Lord. I’ll always remember and love her.

  • John and Sue Smallwood Posted March 3, 2022 2:00 PM

    Our heartfelt condolences to Jerry and his family. Judy was such a warm, giving woman and she will be missed by all who knew her. We pray for strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Judy Dover Posted March 3, 2022 2:20 PM

    We are so sorry to hear of Judi’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
    Doug and Judy Dover

  • Tommy and Carol Smith Posted March 3, 2022 4:17 PM

    So sorry to hear of Judi’s passing. Such a sweet lady. Jerry, you and your family are in our continued prayers.

  • Brenda Marshall Posted March 3, 2022 9:52 PM

    Judi was a sweet, kind and wonderful person. I have many sweet memories of her. I send my sincere sympathy to you Leslie and all of your family. She was a very special person and friend and will be missed. Prayers to you Leslie and your family.

  • Penny (Kendrick) Schellenberg Posted March 3, 2022 10:23 PM

    Dear Loved Ones, special thoughts and prayers of love for your loss and sadness in Judi’s passing into Heaven. Your memorial tribute of Judi’s life and legacy was very beautiful and so moving. It brought back deep heartfelt memories of younger days spent with our Family. Family Reunions, eating Funnel Cakes with Daddy/Rudy and competing for who could eat the most! He always won! Ha! So much fun! It is an honor to have had such a wonderful Cousin in Judi. May your precious loving memories of Judi comfort you and help sustain you during this time knowing she is with her Heavenly Father. Judi’s great love and shining spirit lives within each of you and will always be in your hearts. As you celebrate Judi’s beautiful life, know that I am wrapping my arms around each of you along with the soft Wings of the Angels in Heaven. My Deepest Sympathy and God’s Blessings, Warm Regards and Love Always, Penny (Kendrick) Schellenberg, (Rudy Kendrick’s oldest Daughter). XO

  • jim brown Posted March 4, 2022 8:46 AM

    Judi and Jerry have been my best friends for 40 years

  • Ann Scharfenberg Posted March 4, 2022 11:54 AM

    My Mother, Virginia Stricklin, and brothers, Paul and Jim lived next door to Judi and Jerry for many years in North Little Rock. They have so many happy memories from that time. The family sends our love and prayers to the Tomlin family in this great loss.

  • Janie Purvis Posted March 4, 2022 3:45 PM

    Thinking about you all today! Judi was such a wonderful person and she always had a sweet smile on her face. Love and prayers for the whole family!

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