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Shirley Diana (Deede) King, age 77

Shirley Diana (Deede) King was born in Berta Arkansas on January 29, 1946 and left this world after a long illness on May 23, 2023.

She is preceded in death by her mother and one brother.

Deede worked in the healthcare industry, retiring after 30 years of employment with the Baptist Health Care System. Deede loved to travel and especially loved the ocean. She was an avid animal lover, especially cats. She adopted many over the years.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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


  • Diane (Curry) Burris Posted May 23, 2023 5:47 PM

    So sorry for your loss

  • Deborah Posted May 28, 2023 10:19 AM

    When Deedee came into our family’s life over 40 years ago- she became a part of all of us. She was a genuine, loving and caring soul. We had many good times and Family gatherings together.
    I miss her.
    Rest easy Deedee
    Love, Deborah

  • Julie Brown Posted May 28, 2023 6:22 PM

    Sorry for your loss

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