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Phyllis K. Houle, age 72

Phyllis K. Houle, age 72, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, left us, surrounded by her family on February 4th 2024 in Little Rock, Arkansas, from her battle with cancer. She was born on September 20, 1951 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Phyllis lived an active life at the ball fields, featuring her sons and grandchildren. She hardly ever missed a game and could be heard cheering boisterously for her sons and grandchildren. She cherished her family above all else. Phyllis had a lead foot and an adventurous soul, never letting life slow her down. She was a member of the congregation of Central Baptist Church, where she enjoyed working in the nursery and worshiping alongside friends and family. 

Phyllis was a single, working mother, who worked in offices and waited tables to take care of her sons. She most recently worked at the Department of Corrections with coworkers who became dear friends. 

Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Rosemary Rash, and older sister, Barbara Summers. 

Phyllis is survived by her older sister and her husband, Sharon and Robert Price; older brother James Rash; younger brother and his wife, Stephen and MaryRuth Rash; and her older son and his wife, Ronnie Houle and Hong Vong; her younger son and his wife, Jason and Brittney Houle; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and beloved friends. 

Visitation will be at 10:00am, followed by services at 11:00am, on February 7, 2024 at Central Baptist Church.

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


  • Tracy Rogers Posted February 6, 2024 3:12 PM

    Prayers for the family. We miss her at the Parole Probation office. May you rest in eternal love and peace, Miss Phyllis

  • Cloy M Neal Posted February 6, 2024 4:31 PM

    “Say not in grief that she is no more but live in thankfulness that she was”!
    Such a wonderful person & loved by all. God Bless each of you & keep you strong through your faith in Him.

    Gary & Cloy Neal

  • Mary Rhodes Posted February 6, 2024 5:19 PM

    A big heart and a kind soul. Co-worker to friend, Ms. Phyliss you will be greatly missed.

  • Marie and Paige Posted February 6, 2024 7:18 PM

    Ms Phyllis was always so kind and always had the best candy. She will be greatly missed.

  • Heather Freeman Posted February 7, 2024 5:15 AM

    I miss our talks, Miss Phyllis. You just coming by to say hi or see what kind of trouble I got in lately. :). I know you are no longer hurting and in a much better place. We miss you and love you.

  • Shene Miller Posted February 7, 2024 8:36 AM

    Rest in Paradise Ms. Phyllis!! We had the pleasure of working with you, as well as cheering beside you as you cheered on the Charging Wild Cats. We will miss your sweet spirit.
    We are praying for the families strength during this difficult time. May the Lord keep and be a comfort to you.
    LaRuth, Shene, Alex

  • Chris Derrick Posted February 7, 2024 10:01 AM

    She was such a good person. She will be missed by so many people.

  • Your Neighbors ( Terry/Jessica Jackson) Posted February 8, 2024 8:35 AM

    Rest peacefully. You were strong till the end.

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