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Barbara Jean Coffman, age 83

Barbara Jean Coffman, age 83, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on March 25, 2023. Barbara was born on February 5, 1940 in Little Rock to Edward L. and Abrama Lambertus.

She graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1958 and went on to attend college at Louisiana State University. She began her career at Arkansas Power & Light in 1961 and worked there in various positions and departments until she retired from Entergy in 2013, after 52 years of dedicated service. After retirement she spent her time keeping busy on various projects and spending time with her friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward L. Lambertus Jr.  and H. Arbrama Lambertus and her brother, Edward L Lambertus III.

She is survived by her step-daughters Keli Coffman Stroman (Alan), Mala Coffman Munford (John), step-grandsons Justin Stroman (Erin), Andrew Stroman, step-great-granddaughter Charlotte Stroman and cousins Jill Patsfield (Chris) of New Hampshire and Charles Sanders.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of CHI St. Vincent Infirmary CCU and Arkansas Hospice for their excellent care during her final days.

A celebratory Memorial service will begin at 1:00 p.m. with reception to follow on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Dr., Little Rock, AR.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Dr., Little Rock, AR 72227 and Arkansas Hospice Greater Little Rock, 14 Parkstone Cir suite B, North Little Rock,  AR 72116.

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


  • Betty Goodson Posted April 6, 2023 2:14 AM

    This absolutely breaks my heart. She was a dear friend who I loved very much.

  • Conley and Charlotte Meredith Posted April 6, 2023 9:32 AM

    We are so sorry about Barbara’s passing. She was a longtime family friend along with her wonderful mother and father, brother and uncle. Barbara will be sorely missed. Our sincere sympathy is with her extended family during this difficult time.

  • Paula Stewart Posted April 7, 2023 3:48 PM

    I worked with Barbara for many years, and she was always friendly and helpful. She was sincerely a very nice person.

  • Jan, Tim & Kaiden Ness Posted April 10, 2023 4:04 PM

    We met Barbara when her mother, Arbie lived across the street from us in Phoenix. Both ladies were very special to our family. We always enjoyed Barbara’s visits out here.,We loved chatting with Barbara on the phone,, and her letters were the best. Rest in peace, sweet friend. ❤️

  • Paul Green Posted April 11, 2023 9:59 AM

    Barbara was a true friend who never asked for anything , but gave much to those she loved. I was her next door neighbor for several years.. When I had surgery , even though I had moved to a different place, she insisted on picking up groceries and taking me to the doctor, when I could not drive. I will miss her! I loved her dearly. She was just a fine Christian woman. I wish all of the family love and peace. Paul Green

  • Alexander Varela Posted April 11, 2023 12:00 PM

    Working with Barbara was a pleasure. She is one of the kindest and sweetest souls I have ever met. She was an amazing person and I feel very lucky to have had the pleasure of knowing her.
    Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

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