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Kathleen J. Nielson, age 67

Kathleen J. Nielson, also known as Kathy, passed away on January 5, 2024, in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 67. She was born on March 26, 1956, in Torrance, CA, to Nancy Volschow and the late Willis Eugene Blackmon. Kathy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kirk, and her daughter, Amber.

Kathy was a spunky, fun-loving, and honest person. She cared deeply for her friends and family and had a huge soft spot for animals. Her strong and fierce soul was unshakable, and her sense of humor was truly lovable.

She is survived by her mother, Nancy Volschow, her siblings Tim, Duane, and Jennifer Blackmon, her son, Heath, her daughter-in-law, Sherry, her grandchildren April and her Husband Stuart, Damiyana, D.J., and Dusten, as well as her great-grandchildren Dean and Brooklyn.

A gathering of close friends and family will be held to celebrate Kathy’s life.

Kathy will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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


  • Candy Posted January 9, 2024 6:09 PM

    Aunt Kathy was so full of spunk, loving and just her energy. She was caring and always had an ear to talk to. I’ll miss her so much! I’m thankful I had the honor of having her in my life. I know she’s now able to do all the things she wanted to do here. And she’s free from the limitations, and pain that she had. I’ll love you always Aunty! 🌹🌹🥺

  • Michelle Chance Posted January 9, 2024 7:03 PM

    Aunt Kathy, what an amazing, strong person. I am so sad to hear of her passing. May her family be blessed with peace and love and comfort at this time.

  • Robert Osborn and familIE Posted January 9, 2024 7:04 PM

    We will always love u moms.. tell pops we love him when u see him . My deepest condolences to all the fa milIE

  • Patricia Begley (PJ) Posted January 10, 2024 9:42 AM

    She will be greatly missed. RIL

  • Timothy A. Blackmon Posted January 10, 2024 11:04 AM

    I know that in the name of Jesus you are free now. Free from pain, free from worry, free from sadness and free from missing those who have passed. God Bless you sister and make a path for us that remain

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