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Jackie Dean Stephens, age 71


Jackie Dean Stephens, 71, of Ward, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. He was born in Marion, Illinois on August 1, 1951 to the late Jack Eugene Stephens and Jennie Mae Craig.

Jackie is preceded in death by his parents Jack Eugene and Jennie Mae Stephens and his wife Norma Jean Mullins Stephens.

Jackie worked as a cook for the United States Air Force for 21 years.

Jackie leaves behind his children Jackie Stephens Beavers, Becky Stephens, Penny Gates Gordon, and Jason Gates; siblings Shirley Bruce, Linda Bruce, and Lloyd Stephens (Jackie); and many more friends and extended family members.

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


  • Marty Dubois Posted August 11, 2022 9:03 AM

    Rest in peace.

  • Becky Stephens Posted August 11, 2022 3:34 PM

    Daddy I wish this wasn’t real! Ur forever my hero. And I’ll always be your baby girl. I miss you daddy and I love you to the moon and back. Hug mom for me and tell her I love and miss her too….be looking for your balloons…….

  • Christine Hart Posted August 11, 2022 5:36 PM

    You were beyond compare. R.I.P. my friend you will be missed

  • Jackie Stephens beavers Posted August 17, 2022 5:21 PM

    Daddy it’s been a week and a day since u left me . I miss u so much and I love u even more ..

  • Becky Stephens Posted August 25, 2022 3:51 AM

    Five years has came and went since momma passed, and now you have gone to join her, U both must be so happy to be reunited! But my heart is heavy because I miss you both. I can’t wait to see you both again. Until then keep playing music together in heaven, I bet it’s the most beautiful sounds ever heard. I love you daddy.

  • Cecil (Barner) Wilson Posted June 20, 2023 11:03 AM

    R.I.P. Jack , I have great memories of our time at Little Rock A.F.B.

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