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Valeria Mildred Lawrence, age 75

Valeria Mildred Lawrence, age 75, of Jacksonville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 10, 2022. She was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas on June 9, 1947 to Samuel Glynn Burnett and Gladys Crone Burnett.

Valeria worked at the Arkansas History Commission in Genealogy Research for many years.

Valeria is preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Gladys Burnett; sister Elaine Martin; brother James Burnett; sister Gertrude Lawrence; ex-husband Gurvis Dale Goodwin Sr; and son Gurvis Dale Goodwin Jr.

Valeria leaves behind her daughters Glenda Robin Goodwin, Sheila Marie Coker, and Regina Viola Welch; grandchildren Alexys Goodwin and Christopher Dale Goodwin; and many more friends and extended family members.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family requests that everyone who knew and loved Valeria would celebrate their memories of her.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

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