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Virginia Lee Everett Gautney, age 85

Virginia Lee Everett Gautney, 85, of Lonoke, passed from this life in her home surrounded by loved ones on August 23, 2022. She was born to John and Willie Everett on March 3, 1937 in a small community in Independence County then called Mountain Gap. Virginia worked for many years at Furlow Grocery Store (I.G.A.) with her sister Polly where she was known for making sausage biscuits and homemade pies. When she wasn’t working (which wasn’t very often) she enjoyed spending time outside in the garden or tending to the flowers in her flower beds.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, John “J.T” Gautney, Sr. of Lonoke; her parents John and Willie Everett of Jacksonville and two sisters, Polly Jenkins of Jacksonville and Linda Blevins of Oklahoma.

Virginia is survived by two sons; Richard (Karen) Gautney of Lonoke, and John (Faith) Gautney Jr. of Benton; three granddaughters, Brandi (Parker) Cordell, Erin (Cody) Kindy and Emily Gautney; seven great-grandchildren, Jasen, Carson, Mason, Ella, Luke, Sam and Beau; and a brother Norman (Barbara) Everett of Ward

The visitation will be Friday, August 26, 2022 at 1:00pm, and the funeral service at 2:00pm at New Testament Missionary Baptist Church; 1601 Lincoln St, Lonoke, AR 72086. The burial service will follow at Concord Cemetery in Furlow.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Services in Jacksonville. 501-982-3400

Many thanks to The Creppel Family & Elite Hospice for the excellent care they provided.

To view a tribute slideshow of Virginia, please follow the link provided below.


  • Pam Fitzhugh Posted August 24, 2022 5:51 PM

    She was always a very sweet lady. Love and prayers to Rick and Karen

  • Kasey and Heidi Niswander Posted August 24, 2022 5:52 PM

    Hugs and Prayers to your family!!!

  • Crystal Wall Posted August 24, 2022 6:00 PM

    Rick, Karen and family, my condolences on the passing of your mom. I know you have wonderful memories to hold dear. Our prayers are with you all during this time.

  • Rhonda Lynn Baldwin Posted August 24, 2022 6:27 PM

    I knew Ms Virgina quite well. My prayers are going up for Richard, Karen and all the family during this difficult time.

  • Terry & Debbie Barnes Posted August 24, 2022 9:57 PM

    John, Faith & family,Terry &I are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts & prayers.

    • John Gautney Posted August 25, 2022 2:36 PM

      Thank you Terry and Debbie

  • Rita Parnell Posted August 24, 2022 10:44 PM

    She will be greatly missed by all. Prayers for comfort in the coming days.

  • Mark and peggy Jenkins Posted August 25, 2022 4:56 AM

    A lot of wonderful memories, she made sure all us kids had great Christmas experience , her and mom are cutting up

    • Debbie Posted August 27, 2022 7:03 PM

      Loved Aunt Virginia ❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Mark Jenkins Posted August 25, 2022 6:45 AM

    Made us kids Christmas magic

  • Cynthia Thompson Posted August 25, 2022 7:06 AM

    Miss Virginia was loved by all for her kindness to others.

  • Tim and Jetta Bailey Posted August 25, 2022 10:28 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She made the best Italian cream cake and fruit salad.

  • Nita Colclasure Posted August 28, 2022 11:14 AM

    Nelson and I, sending prayers. So many memories of your sweet mother.

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