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Jessica Nicole Gardner, age 40

Jessica Nicole Gardner, age 40, of McRae, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on August 21, 2022. She was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas on September 28, 1981 to Charles Gardner and Keli Robinson Crowder.

Jessica is preceded in death by her father Bobby Rettig; grandmothers Ruth Janine Robinson, Eva D. Gardner, and Charlene Henson; and grandfathers Bobby J. Robinson, Fred Gardner, and Kelly Rettig.

Jessica leaves behind her father Charles Gardner; mother Keli A. Crowder; stepfather Howard “Red” Crowder; sisters Amanda King (Mickey) and Amanda Rettig; brothers Robert Rettig, David Rettig, and Dalton Whited; and children Robert, Colton, Heaven, and Nevaeh.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 29, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 2:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service; 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. Burial to follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Beebe, Arkansas.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Jessica’s online guestbook is available at


  • Tina L Donner Posted August 27, 2022 2:51 PM

    My condolences to you Keli

  • Sandy Hensley Posted August 27, 2022 6:02 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss Keli. My thoughts and prayers are with you🙏❤️

  • Sonya Couch Posted August 27, 2022 10:06 PM

    Words can’t express my thoughts on the passing of Jessica. I just want ya’ll to know I will keep ya’ll in my prayers. She was a precious young lady and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. I love and miss ya’ll

  • Mr & Mrs Nesler & Family Posted August 30, 2022 12:56 AM

    So sorry for your lost. In our thoughts and prayers.

  • Marcy Martin Posted August 30, 2022 1:30 PM

    Please accept my condolences from my family to yours both. This is such a tragedy. I pray for God to comfort your time of sorry. I love y’all and an truly keeping you in my heart and prayers.

  • Kristy newell Posted August 31, 2022 12:34 PM

    I’m so sorry kelly and red for your loss i no there are no words I can say so I’ll just say if you need anything at all just let me no again I’m so sorry

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